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Dow Chemical Plant Process Control Coordinator in Zhangjiagang, China

Plant Process Control Coordinator

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Position:Plant Process Control Coordinator

Primary locationZhangjiagang (CHN), Jiangsu, China

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:Thu, 25 Nov 2021

Job Number:R2024429


Supports activities relating to the support of process automation systems. Provides preventative maintenance and 7x24 troubleshooting support for installed base systems. Minimizes plant downtime caused by process automation system failures, while providing services that are cost effective and sustainable. Has an overall knowledge of all current hardware, operating system software, networking systems and system software. Requires advanced skills and expertise in a range of processes, procedures, and systems, and/or specialized technical expertise within an analytical/scientific method or operational process to perform a broad range of complex work assignments. May act as a working team lead, providing subject matter guidance and coordinating work of others.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Provides care and troubleshooting of the process automation systems, and their associated networks and interfaces.

  • Provides corrective support in response to a system error condition or failure as the first point of escalation from the plant.

  • Performs predictive and preventative maintenance (PPM) and health checks on systems.

  • Participates in software and hardware upgrades.

  • Understands and follows all identified Dow Process Automation work processes, such as Problem Resolution and Request Management, S&OP Case entry, Engineering and Maintenance Asset database updates.

  • Completes small project work including system installation, configuration, design and development.

  • Tracks and redeploys assets.

  • Provides training and knowledge transfer to plant system focal points, as well as other site support resources.

  • Interfaces with others in the Plant who support process control on troubleshooting and upgrades.

  • Monitors system diagnostics aligned with plan process control staff.

  • Participates in risk assessment when activities to the system are required.

  • Escalates issues to additional support resources and follow-ups, as necessary.

    Skills and experiences (R=Required, P=Preferred):

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations along with an excellent understanding of the relevant Process Automation systems and applications.

    • Minimum education level required to have sufficient theoretical backgrounds.

    · Appropriate knowledge of the Process Automation and Control concepts to fulfill the plant specific tasks(R).

    · Good understanding of the processes involved, including hazards (SIS/ LOPA) and foundational Process Automation concepts(R).

    · Good understanding of P&IDs.

    · Process Automation technical skills for the plant DCS platforms:

    • Ability to determine if the issue is with the DCS (control system, field, or with the process).

    • Ability to navigate within the DCS by using system and applications development and support tools (e.g. Plant Explorer/Control System Status Viewer, etc. - Tools are DCS Vendor dependent).

    • Ability to perform application downloads.

    • Ability to log into the DCS control system remotely.

    (R/Pbasic knowledge/ experience on DCS systems are a minimum).

    · Understanding of the integrated architecture (Control systems, networks and servers, MES)(P).

    · Insight in network and server architectures(R).

    · SIS technical skills for the DCS/SIS platforms(P).

    · Stay present with the new products, procedures and applications (e.g. safety systems, program loading, new versions, etc.)(P).

    · System administration skills for the plant DCS platforms(R).

    · Working knowledge of instrumentation and electrical installations (Motor Control Centers, Power Distribution, etc.)(R).

    · Other skill requirements:

    • Understanding of Dow’s Process Automation related standards & guidelines, LPP's (especially LPP 15.2/15.4) and alarm management strategies(R).

    • Understanding of Business and internal workflows and processes(P).

    • Understanding of capital project execution work process and deliverables (GPM)(basics R/P).

    • Internal and external relationship management (skillsetR).


Required: Available when assigned to the role.

Preferred: Potentially available, but could be further developed on the job (training and experiences). Clear development and training plan need to be in place.

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, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. 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 care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom ( on Twitter.

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