Dow is now hiring for the role of RDRun Plant Engineer at its Wilmington, Delaware location. The RD Pilot Plant Engineer will provide support to the Dow Polyolefin high pressure polyethylene businesses through run plant activities.
Run plant activity includes overseeing the day-to-day operation of the High Pressure Unit (HPU) to ensure its ongoing safe and productive operation. The incumbent will work directly with experts from other RD groups such as Implementation Specialist, Process Fundamentals, Product Development, Material Science, Polyethylene Technology Center and Technical Service and Development.
Key Job Responsibilities Include:
Oversee the daily operation of the assigned pilot unit or mini-plant unit, providing input and support for the operating technologists.
Design and install modifications needed to the assigned unit to enable targeted research programs to be completed successfully.
Work with unit and other site personnel to plan and execute routine plant shutdowns and conduct required maintenance activities.
Ensure that environmental and other reporting requirements are met for the assigned unit.
Prepare for and lead process and product development campaigns for the assigned unit including preliminary reviews, data interpretation, and final reporting.
Key Attributes of a Pilot Plant Engineers include:
Initiative: Identifies/prioritizes improvement opportunities, develops solutions for effective implementation, secures resources, and delivers these improvements in a timely fashion. Candidate will operate in an empowered and de-layered organization with a high degree of personal accountability and minimal supervision.
Teamwork: Demonstrates leadership skills and actively participates in team meetings. Works well with a variety of key stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of projects.
Technical capabilities: Demonstrates strong engineering skills to appropriately identify and validate opportunities based on data analysis and interpretation.
Value creation: Thoroughly assesses the possible improvement opportunities and identification of the most effective solutions to significantly impact the business capital spending, operating costs and ability to maintain/improve our competitive position within the global petrochemical industry.