09 May, 2023

Senior Process Safety Engineer

  • Dow
  • Freeport, TX, USA
Health & Safety 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).


The LHC7 production facility at Freeport, TX has an opening for a Senior Process Safety Engineer.  LHC7 is one of Dow's 3 ethylene crackers located in Freeport.


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?


About you

You will own the facility process safety program, serve as Process Safety Focal Point and provide Improvement Engineer support for the plant.  You have both strong technical and interpersonal skills along with a high level of initiative. This role requires work with multiple functions and diverse workgroups.


Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

  • Serve as a SME to support process safety management systems and support major projects within the facility.
  • Owns and drives a strong Process Safety Near Miss program as the primary method to proactively reduce process safety risk of the unit
  • Leads effective Process Safety self-assessments and is capable to identify areas of weaknesses and prioritize gap closure to continuously reduce the process safety risk of the unit
  • Collaborates with facility leadership to create and maintain a plant based Process Safety Strategy.
  • Partners with plant operations personnel to secure process data for identification of technology gaps, improvement opportunities, and project definitions.
  • Identifying plant improvements that are aligned to business objectives.
  • Providing technical plant support in specialized areas including process simulation, modeling, risk analysis, and process optimization.
  • Serve as an active member of the LHC Process Safety Team and TXO Process Safety Network.
  • Lead specific initiatives designed to improve process safety performance in the PDH1Hydrocarbons facility.
  • Lead LOPA revalidations. Facilitate RC/PHAs, and New Leader Reviews.
  • Facilitate LPP gap assessments and participate in plant audits.
  • Serve as an MOC Reviewer for changes with process safety impact.
  • Perform other process safety reviews as needed, i.e. Root Cause investigations, HAZOP, fault tree, etc… 


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years of engineering experience in a chemical production facility or working on projects
  • 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:

  • Working knowledge of Loss Prevention Principles (LPP’s), Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and other Dow Process Safety systems.


Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently are important aspects of this job.
  • Ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.


Additional notes

-No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process

-We do not offer relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur


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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.


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