09 May, 2023

Production Leader EO/EG/MGE

  • Dow
  • Hahnville, LA, USA
Lead Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description


Our purpose

Join a team that’s passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.


We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.

  • Employing 36,500 individuals
  • Across 109 manufacturing sites
  • In over 31 countries


Our portfolio of products and solutions include:


Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.


Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more.


Coatings: Whether it’s a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.


Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.


Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations, and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom).  We make diversity and inclusion a priority—because sharing our perspectives and building on each other’s ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?


Dow has an opportunity for a Production Director at its Oxide facility (including Ethylene Oxide / Methyl Glycol Ethers / Higher Glycols plants) within St. Charles Operations (SCO) in Hahnville, LA.  Ethylene Oxide is a key building block within the Dow Industrial Solutions business that supports several derivative users on and off site.  As the largest production capacity facility in the fleet, SCO Oxide is a key targeted growth facility in an actively supported growth Dow Industrial Solution business.


About you

As the Production Director you have overall responsibility and accountability for plant assets, personnel and achievement of plant related business goals. You will provide technical and administrative leadership to an empowered, work process driven, plant organization ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations of the manufacturing facility to deliver results.  You lead people leaders and professional individual contributors and are accountable for the performance and results of a large team or multiple related teams.  You will develop plans of execution, including business, production and/or organizational priorities to ensure alignment with long-term strategy. As a leader, you foster a work environment with a high level of integrity and strong customer and safety focus that embraces inclusion and diversity, innovation and sustainability, continuous improvement and empowerment.


Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

  • Serve as the leader of a production plant accountable for plant results and for the implementation of and adherence to all relevant work processes in the areas of: environmental, health and safety; asset capability and asset utilization; and production cost and product quality.
  • Support employee growth and development through routine coaching and feedback, and development discussions.
  • Represent the plant in business strategy development and goal setting processes. Communicates business and plant strategies and goals to plant employees.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, local and company environmental, health and safety regulations impacting plant operations.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements related to production of regulated chemicals.
  • Support Dow’s license to operate by developing and maintaining strong relationships and open communications with community, state/provincial and federal political and regulatory leaders.
  • Develop and maintains staffing plan to support achievement of business results.
  • Supports site leadership and other internal and external initiatives.
  • Direct the implementation and continuous improvement of all safety requirements, programs, standards, and practices.
  • Serve as a Site Emergency Manager/On-call required.


Required qualifications
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree or relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking OR Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2/Sgt) ranking.
  • A minimum of 10 years manufacturing or relevant experience is required.
  • Previous people leadership experience is required.
  • Must possess a TWIC card or be eligible to obtain a TWIC card. For information on TWIC eligibility requirements, please see: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic (If unable to access link, copy and paste in your browser.)

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process. 


Your preferred qualifications include
  • A degree in engineering, science or a technical discipline is preferred.


Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include
  • Being proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrating competencies in the areas of: leadership, initiative, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Ensuring a safe work environment by working safely and, complying with environmental, health and safety standards.
  • Strong work ethic and being able to remain productive in an empowered team environment.


Additional Notes
  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.


Dow Offers: 

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment 
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth 
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world 
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others 




About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.



As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment.  We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.


Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.

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