Senior Process Automation Engineer

Freeport, Texas

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27 days ago

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Dow has an opportunity for a Senior Process Automation Engineer located in Freeport, TX. The Senior Process Automation Engineer serves as a technical resource and process automation lead for small to large capital and improvement projects regionally and/or globally. Directs and leads both Dow and contract resources, as well as performing direct hands-on control configuration and code development. Is involved in all three phases of projects: front end loading, detailed design and construction, and commissioning and startup. Requires expanded conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline, as well as the ability to assimilate and apply relevant manufacturing process technologies.

The selected candidate for this position will align with Dow's Technical Expertise & Support (TES) Process Automation Technology Group as a member of a global team of Process Automation Engineers serving Dow's Polyurethanes Business. The role provides significant exposure to manufacturing technologies and disciplines within Engineering and the Business.

TES provides maintenance, process improvements, project execution and operations support via best-in-class technical solutions to Dow businesses globally. TES unleashes new collaborative power to more effectively and seamlessly optimize the contribution of Dow's assets throughout their life cycle. Essentially, we design, build, optimize and maintain plants to drive greater profitability for Dow and our businesses, while helping to differentiate Dow's products and services.

A true differentiator in the petrochemical industry, TES maintains in-house capital project expertise. Our people are our competitive advantage and greatest pride. Our teams can leverage our company-wide best practices and are well versed in the nuances of regional and local construction and operations. Our culture rewards accountability, collaboration and world-class applied technical acumen. With diverse career paths, we offer our employees opportunities for a more rewarding career.

Responsibilities / Duties:

Process Control and Automation Activities:

  • Works with business teams, plant teams, and other engineers to determine the project and control requirements.

  • Estimates the process control cost and schedule for the project and manage against baselines.

  • Creates the process control overview for the project & Develop user requirement system specifications.

  • Establishes project goals and planning.

  • Develops functional requirement specification (FRS) for the system & Create detailed requirement specifications (DRS).

  • Determines testing scenarios and oversee the simulation of the control system to test the strategy and improvements.

  • Develops control software, operator graphics and simulation software.

  • Tracks progress, schedules, and costs for the PA team during all project phases.

  • Completes technical review of the control team work and provide coaching / corrective feedback.

  • Completes the factory acceptance test (FAT) Commissioning.

  • Responsible for tasks when equipment or instruments are being added, removed, or changed. This role is also involved in Safety Integrity Level (SIL) determination, Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), and designing or modifying the basic process control system (BPCS). Designs the control strategy and control systems, as well as implementation.

  • Provides training of operations and support commissioning and start-up of new assets.

  • Assists in the identification and development of Most Effective Technologies (MET).

  • Proactively seeks improvement opportunities that promote greater safety, reliability, and productivity.

MES Activities:

  • Participates in project scoping activities.

  • Drives strategic solutions in partnership with stakeholders.

  • Engages with stakeholders and cross-discipline and cross-functional global project teams.

  • Performs high level functional activities, such as requirements gathering and gap analysis of user requirements, requires functional and business expertise.

  • Participates in the design specifications, configuration, testing, implementation and startup of manufacturing execution systems (MES) solutions.

  • Identifies and deploys Most Effective Technology (MET) standard solution components to meet project requirements.

  • Supports training of operations and support commissioning and start-up of the asset.

  • Supports future process improvements and product development/solution roadmap.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Science related field.

  • A minimum of 3 years process control, code development, and automation experience using ABB 800xA and/or Dow's MOD5 control platform.

  • 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:

  • Prior manufacturing and operations experience

Note: 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 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 others

About Dow

Dow (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 or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity 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 or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.

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