11 Jun, 2024

Senior Improvement Engineer

  • Dow
  • Orange, TX, USA
Improvement 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 - What you will do in this role


In this role, you will serve as a Senior Improvement Engineer for Dow's SRO Site Industrial Park (I-Park) Team located in Orange, TX.  Sabine River Operations is strategically located in the heart of the Dow Gulf Coast sites.  As a high value, large site in the Dow fleet, you will have opportunity to learn and deepen your skills across several different technologies and processes.


You will serve as a vital resource for Operations by applying technical and organizational skills to drive the plant level continuous improvement program targeted at delivering maximum value from the assets, while continuously improving process safety and production efficiency.


The Sr. Improvement Engineer role is ideal for an experienced engineer that:

  • Has a history of proven results requiring minimum supervision.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of technology and work practices as well as problem-solving and troubleshooting ability.
  • Can lead by influence and collaborate with people of various backgrounds and experiences to achieve common goals.
  • Can clearly communicate verbally and in writing to internal and external partners.
  • Exhibits a strong sense of ownership and accountability for the success of continuous improvement efforts, including the financial benefits for improvement activities.
  • Is skilled at building a high level of trust with stakeholders, utilizing the highest standard of ethics and integrity.


The Details:

As the Sr. Improvement Engineer, you will be ready to take on the following challenges and bring value to Dow as you:

  • Serve as a member of the plant improvement team to develop and implement Plant Specific Technology Plans in alignment with the Global Technology Plan.  This role will include data collection, gap analysis, idea generation, prioritization, improvement project implementation, and review of results.
  • Coordinate and leverage global resources required for implementation of the Technology plans.
  • Share improvement project data to improve work practices and priorities in the plant(s).
  • Interface with business resources and participate in business plan technology development.
  • Work with the Technology Center and MET (most effective technology) Subject Matter Experts.
  • Support the facility root cause investigation process by serving as a team member or facilitator for incidents related to process technology.
  • Lead and support plant continuous improvement activities aligned to the Process Safety Technology Plans and support the capital plan for the facility.
  • Lead continuous improvement activities for the facility and serve in specific Global Project Management (GPM) related roles such as project manager or manufacturing representative.
  • Adhere strongly to the MOC and GPM (Global Project Methodology) process in their organization to ensure that reviews are completed thoroughly, risks are adequately assessed, and personnel are properly trained prior to implementing changes in the production facility.
  • Ensure validation of project performance objectives after implementation
  • Drive knowledge exchange with technology experts to increase awareness of potential improvement opportunities for the technology.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to a safe work environment by working safely and, complying with environmental, health and safety standards.
  • Prove your commitment to maintain ethical integrity in both successes and setbacks.


Qualifications - Required education, experience and abilities that are needed for this role (must haves)

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering OR at or above a U.S. E6 ranking or Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2/Sgt) Military ranking.
  • A minimum of 2 years of engineering, manufacturing, or related experience.
  • 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.


Preferred Skills - An expanded list of qualifications that are "nice to have", but not essential

  • A minimum of 5 years of engineering, manufacturing, or related experience.


Relocation Assistance:

  • This position does offer domestic relocation assistance and will be provided based on eligibility.





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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