Dow Water's Reverse Osmosis Site in Edina, MN, has an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a Production Engineer (Run Plant Engineer) working at the Edina Site. The Run Plant Engineer is a technical resource for Operations personnel, applying technical skills within the Manage Production work process, to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems and enable safe production of high quality reverse osmosis elements. The run plant engineer works as a member of the plant operating team ensuring excellence in safety, quality, operations and maintenance. The role provides a technical resource to assist work teams on daily performance improvements, equipment modifications and upgrades, and new product qualifications and trials.
Active support and participation in site environmental, health and safety initiatives to drive EH&S excellence.
Participates in and/or leads Management of Change Reviews.
Provides leadership and direction in the day to day decision making for the operating area of responsibility, and monitors and intervenes with plant operators to meet quality and production targets.
Works with the plant operators and Quality Coordinator to ensure that the products being fabricated conform to the manufacturing specifications.
Participates in Root Cause Investigations and advanced trouble shooting and coaches others to learn these skills.
Ensures findings are documented in Plant Operating Discipline for future usage.
Has expert knowledge of the fabrication process, products and technology, and works with Technical Advisors, Improvement Engineers, and the Technology Center to ensure that equipment is performing to design specification.
Helps to drive the implementation of Dow's best practices and standards including LEAN Manufacturing, operate plant, maintenance, reliability, and EH&S work processes.
Monitors machine performance and of work team performance. Enhances performance through coaching, training gap analysis and communication of expectations.
Works with Plant Process Control Coordinator to ensure process automation is fully optimized for the equipment.
Participates in advanced trouble shooting and coaches others to learn these skills.
Supports operators and technical advisors in procedure usage, creation, reviews, updates and approvals when assigned.
Supports new product manufacturing capability and new product qualifications.
Provides input for equipment/process enhancement for the development of the next generation of machines.
Communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel, Technology or Expertise centers.
Networks with other engineers on site and within the business to leverage knowledge on plant operations.
Able to effectively lead optimization activities and ongoing process improvement initiatives, including projects for EHS compliance, reliability, capacity, process consistency, quality and cost reduction.
A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering is required.
Run plant engineers are required to be part of the plant "on call duty rotation", and in case of plant upsets, may be required to work additional hours as needed to help resume normal production.
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.
Ability to work effectively on multiple projects
Results oriented and driven
Strong problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong technical & communication skills
Six Sigma and LEAN experience would be helpful in this role.
NOTE: Domestic relocation assistance is supported for this opportunity.
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The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.
Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
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
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