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Consumer Solutions Elastomers Process R&D Research Engineer

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 11, 2022

Job Description:

Our purposeJoin 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 individualsAcross 109 manufacturing sitesIn over 31 countriesOur 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). 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?Dow has an opening for a Consumer Solutions Elastomers Process R&D Research Engineer located in Midland, MI. About YouThis research engineer position is focused on new product commercialization, process technology generation from concept to deployment in manufacturing, and development of subject matter expertise related to silicone elastomer technology including silicone materials and high viscosity compounding. You will support a portfolio of innovation projects within Dow Consumer Solutions that will deliver growth in the Mobility & Transportation, Consumer & Electronics and Building & Infrastructure major markets. You need to have a strong foundation in chemical engineering and a comprehensive understanding of manufacturing processes, with a focus on high viscosity processing. You will support and/or lead one or more projects of variable duration, with a focus on fundamental understanding, experimental investigation, practical technology scale-up and implementation to manufacturing. The projects will be time driven and often involve working cross functionally with product development, TS&D and Tech Center/M&E to develop customer focused solutions. It is essential that you understand all aspects of safety, including process safety, reactive chemicals, and industrial hygiene. Also, you will be responsible for the following tasks:Have the expertise or a network of subject matter experts to consult with for guidance on reactive chemicals, chemical compatibility, process safety, industrial hygiene, mechanical integrity, and material compatibility to be able to confidently and safely carry out project work.Set goals and milestones for yourself with direct R&D leader and business R&D teams.Complete identified and agreed upon Project and Team goals.Have a good understanding of Dow's intellectual property protection process, including patents, freedom to practice assessments, and proper documentation. Support and problem solve ongoing manufacturing and production support opportunitiesRole may include interactions across Dow's R&D functions, as well as external institutes and/or consortia.Successful projects may involve external collaborations with contract manufacturing facilities.Understand development of processes, scale-up, and management of samples campaigns. Manage and contribute to the synthesis of gram to kilogram quantities of products for the support of Dow business and R&D functions.Your knowledge, skills, and abilities include: Problem-solve by generating novel ideas and by creatively applying existing technologyUnderstand basic general knowledge of engineering issues relative to scale up (compounding/mixing, heat transfer, separation techniques, reaction engineering, catalysis etc.)Work independently to achieve results. Assistance will be provided in defining and prioritizing goals; however, you will eventually be expected to proactively identify and define future technology road-map direction and process technology development opportunities for silicone elastomers.Projects are conducted in a team-based environment. Success is achieved through the effective leveraging of cross-functional resources. You must interact well with others and be able to build & sustain effective relationships.Required Qualifications:A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or other Engineering disciplines is required.A minimum of 5 years of industrial experience is required. 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:Previous process development and project management experienceNote: Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.Dow Offers: A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefitsOn-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 DowDow (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 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.Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities 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 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

Keywords: Dow, Midland , Consumer Solutions Elastomers Process R&D Research Engineer, Engineering , Midland, Michigan

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