Production Engineer

Dow Chemical Orange , CA 92856

Posted 4 months ago

The Dow Chemical Company has an opening for a Production Engineer located in Orange, Texas in the High Pressure Copolymer Unit. The Production Engineer will serve 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.

Core Responsibilities:

Apply knowledge of their plant and technology study historical data, convene with Tech Center or other SMEs, etc. Earn respect and trust of operations team through excellent problem solving skills and technical expertise.
Utilize defined Most Effective Technology (MET)and challenge/escalate MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise.
Ensure Process Automation is effectively utilized to optimize plant performance.
Partner with the experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve operating discipline. Diagnose and document root causes of asset utilization losses in the facility.
Understand why specific procedure steps and precautions are needed and keep a strong field presence to reinforce the importance.
Conduct daily review of logbook and alarm history to better understand the plant operation and stay engaged with daily activities. Maintain, own, and review daily Key Process Indicators trends to ensure optimum performance.
Respond urgently to plant issues and emergencies. Act as a unit technical expert during unplanned events and drive implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.
Provide leadership, expertise, diagnosis, and optimization in plant Raw Material Efficiency, which may include yield or waste generation.
Ensure compliance with plant operating permits.
Understand site integration and provide input to optimize the overall system.
Learn and apply continuous improvement, value creation, and financial acumen skills to accelerate profitability and low cost service of the facility.
Drive high levels of quality, responsiveness and reliability for the customer.
Actively work to maximize plant margin by understanding how much the plant makes per day and based on the product slate. Set up metrics and management systems to optimize the cost position andprofitgeneration of the plant.
Pass certification of technical skills, technology, and process safety expertise.
Mentor other technical staff members and operators as appropriate in process fundamentals, plant technology, and application of process safety

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