Dow Chemical Senior Improvement Engineer / Process Safety Engineer in Plaquemine, Louisiana

The Dow Chemical Company's LAO Hydrocarbons production facility at Louisiana Operations has an opening for aSenior Improvement/Process Safety Engineerlocated inPlaquemine, Louisiana. LAO Hydrocarbons consists of a world-scale flexible-feed ethylene plant (LA3), an ethane/propane (EP) feed ethylene plant (LA2), a world-scale aromatics plant, and associated feedstock and product storage areas.

The facility has recently started several large projects – LA3 Propane Dehydrogenation (FCDh-1) Expansion, LA3 Burner Management Upgrade, and LA2 Lifetime Extension. Given the scope and breadth of these and other projects (>$250MM), there is plenty of opportunity for achievement and for growth. The candidate for this role will support project related Process Safety aspects of projects in LAO and/or become a man rep for one of the major projects within the facility.

The successful candidate for this job will be a member of the LAO Hydrocarbons Improvement Team. This team improves the plants’ performance by developing and implementing projects to close a wide variety of gaps. These projects include safety system upgrades, yield and conversion energy improvements, operating discipline enhancements, capacity upgrades, control system upgrades, and various cost reduction efforts. The improvement teams also assists operations and plant staff in determining how best to run the plant efficiently and safely.

Typical Job Duties:

  • Serve as a SME to support process safety needs and/or act as Man rep for one of the large projects within the facility.

  • Serve as an active member of the LHC Process Safety Team.

  • Help set goals and lead the process safety team members as the senior process safety engineer.

  • Lead specific initiatives designed to improve process safety performance in the LAO olefins and aromatics plants.

  • Facilitate LOPA work and LOPA revalidations. Facilitate RC/PHAs, and New Leader Reviews.

  • Facilitate LPP gap assessments and participate in plant audits.

  • Serve as an MOC Reviewer for changes with process safety impact.

  • Perform other process safety reviews as needed, i.e. Root Cause investigations, HAZOP, fault tree, etc…

  • Assisting the Improvement Leader in identifying key measures using plant performance data analysis.

  • Partnering with plant operation personnel to secure process data for identification of technology gaps, improvement opportunities, and project definitions.

  • Identifying plant improvements that are aligned to the Global and Plant Specific Technology Plan objectives.

  • Validating improvement opportunities using global tools and assists in building the Plant Specific Technology Plan.

  • Assisting the Improvement Leader to ensure implementation of Business-supported projects as identified in the Plant Specific Technology Plan.

  • Assisting the Improvement Leader in collection and analysis of improvement project results data.

  • Providing technical plant support in specialized areas including process simulation, modeling, risk analysis, and process optimization.

  • Assisting in managing Asset Utilization and project budgets.

  • Providing data to validate that projects deliver performance objectives after implementation.

Additional Job Information:

  • Strong technical skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently are important aspects of this job.

  • Candidate will be required to handle multiple activities simultaneously.

Domestic Relocation benefits may be offered for this position*

  • Required Qualifications: *

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering is required.

  • Work during off-hours and weekends are sometimes required during plant turnarounds or upsets.

  • Must be willing to participate in plant on-call duties once fully trained.

  • Proficiency in English is required.

  • 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: *

  • 10 years previous experience in a chemical production facility or working on projects is preferred.

  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills along with a high level of initiative are required to be successful in this role.

  • Must be able to work with multiple functions and diverse workgroups, especially important to be able to work with shift and technical operations teams.

  • Must be able to work independently or on a large team.

  • Certification as a LOPA facilitator is seen as a premium.

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Dow Offers:

  • 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

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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