11 Jun, 2024

Process Automation Engineer/ MES Specialist (m/f/d)

  • Dow
  • Stade, Germany
Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.  


Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place. 






About you and this role


Are you fascinated by Process Automation? – Then we might be the right fit for you!


We are currently looking for a Process Automation Engineer (m/f/d). Come and join our Engineering-team@DOW in Stade– Germany!


As a Process Automation Engineer, you will be at the forefront of innovation. Leverage your expertise to develop and optimize production control and data processing systems. You will provide technical guidance to project teams, ensuring seamless performance.
•    Data Wizards: Proficient in data transmission, visualization, and database development, you’ll be the wizard behind the scenes.





  • You will serve as the expert for production data processing tools and interfacing in the space of chemical operations.
  • You will participates in project activities as well as delivering continuous improvement and support.
  • You will support the development of MES processes according to plant requirements
  • You will work on the design, specifications, configuration, testing, implementation and startup of manufacturing execution systems (e. g. Aspen IP21, SAP, OREM) and related database solutions.
  • You will design special interfaces between different process information platforms.
  • You will support training of operations personnel and supports commissioning and start-up activities.
  • You will supports future process improvements and product developments.





  • University degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Automation Engineering or any other STEM related degree.
  • Interest in process data (MES, Aspen Tech IP.21) and modern process automation concepts.
  • Familiarity with database and network technologies (SQL, TCP/IP).
  • Programming skills are considered an advantage.
  • Strong communication skills, problem-solving mentality and logical thinking.
  • Fluent in German and comfortable communicating in English.






Benefits – What Dow offers you 

We invest in you. 

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.  

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee: 

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives. 
  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it. 
  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals. 
  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building. 
  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs. 
  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:
    • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).  
    • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.  
    • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation. 


Join our team, we can make a difference together. 


About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visiting www.dow.com.



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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