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Dow Chemical Polymers Production Engineer in Knoxville, Tennessee

Polymers Production Engineer

Job Detail

Date Posted:Wed, 13 Jan 2021

Position:Polymers Production Engineer

Schedule:Full time

Job Number:R2011785

Primary location:

Country:United States of America

State/Province:Tennessee

City:Knoxville (TN, USA)

Description

Dow has an opening for aProduction Engineerlocated inKnoxville, TN. This role serves as a vital resource for Operations by applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of low cost, quality products. Requires conceptual knowledge of theories, practices, and procedures within job discipline. Performs routine assignments and solves standard problems using existing procedures. Applies general knowledge of business developed through education or past experience.

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Works closely with the operations team leveraging their problem-solving skills and technical expertise.

  • Elevates and appropriately applies knowledge of the plant and technology referencing historical data and conferring with Technology Center or other subject matter experts (SMEs).

  • Ensures Most Effective Technology (MET) is understood and utilized and that process automation is used as a tool to optimize plant performance.

  • Utilizes defined MET and challenges/escalates MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise.

  • Partners with experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve and document operating discipline.

  • Diagnoses and documents root causes of asset utilization losses in the facility.

  • Understands why specific procedure steps and precautions are needed and keeps a strong field presence to reinforce the importance.

  • Conducts daily review of logbook and alarm history to better understand the plant operation and stay engaged with daily activities.

  • Maintains, owns, and reviews daily Key Process Indicators (KPI)/ trends to ensure optimum performance.

  • Responds urgently to plant issues and emergencies.

  • Acts as a unit technical expert during unplanned events and drives implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.

  • Provides leadership, expertise, diagnosis, and optimization in plant Raw Material Efficiency, which may include yield or waste generation.

  • Ensures compliance with plant operating permits. Understands site integration and provides input to optimize the overall system.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering

  • 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 Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience (i.e. engineering, manufacturing or related)

Note:Domestic relocation assistance may be available for this role.

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 leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. 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 and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroomon Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity 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 contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.

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