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Improvement Engineer Manager - Process Safety

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 6, 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 individuals-Across 109 manufacturing sites-In 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?About youAs an Improvement Engineer Manager in Process Safety, you'll use your engineering skills and experience to drive the process safety improvements within Dow Consumer Solutions Michigan Operations Performance Silicones site. The role requires broad technical, organizational, and management skills to coordinate multiple functions to achieve project success. Being a skilled engineer and project manager, you will be a mentor to early career engineers that are part of the site process safety improvement engineer team. You will use that broad experience to help lead the team through the prioritization of the process safety improvements across the site, ensure the solutions are the best fit, and help keep projects on track.Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Owns the role of subject matter expert for process safety gaps and the closure of them for their assigned plant
  • Helps management prioritize gap closure efforts across SITE
  • Provides overall planning and organization during design and construction in close partnership with Technology Center resources
  • Proactively communicates status of gap closure projects to plant stakeholders and site leadership
  • Interfaces with plant process safety focal points to stay current on changes within the production facility that may influence / impact solutions to process safety gap closure projects. Proactively communicates to site improvement engineering team and site leadership any potential conflicts with current site gap closure plan
  • Mentors and coaches early career site process safety improvement engineers to help them gain the experience to successfully execute projects
  • Collaborates with Technology Center resource in all design engineering, procurement, and construction activities to drive best fit solutions for site
  • Leads the project execution planning including contracting strategy development
  • Analyzes project risks, potential production conflicts as a result of the project, and develops mitigation plans
  • Ensures Most Effective Technology (MET) is understood and utilized by the SITE and applied consistently at the plants
  • Challenges/escalates MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise
  • Initiates, monitors, and updates the project schedule and estimate. Closely monitors project cost and progress. Manages change to established scope and baselines
  • Assists management in monitoring progress of the overall SITE project portfolio
  • Identifies and takes corrective action to ensure the project goals for cycle-time, cost, and quality are met. Proactively communicates
  • Provides input for improvement of work practices and priorities using plant and improvement project data
  • Delivers as-built and operations/maintenance documentation to the facility
  • Serves as a change agent for driving technology to solve process safety gapsRequired qualifications:
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering
    • A minimum of 5 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) processYour preferred qualifications include:
      • A degree in Chemical Engineering
      • Experience in Process Safety ManagementWilling and able to meet physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:
        • Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that the employee use particular types of equipment - such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby the individual's own weight, plus the weight of tools and other items and materials, must not exceed a certain threshold. (For example, some types of safety equipment may be rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds total.) In the event a job offer for this position were (conditionally) extended and provides for a pre-employment medical examination, the individual will be appropriately evaluated in regard to their ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationAdditional notes:
          • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.
          • This position does not have people leadership responsibility. This position is an Independent Contributor; however, you may act as coach and mentor to junior resources.To apply:
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            • What can we accomplish together? Apply to find out!#LI-HYBRIDDow 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 othersAbout 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.

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