Senior Process Automation Engineer

Job Description

Responsibilities / Duties

Process Control and Automation Activities:

  • Works with business teams, plant teams, and other engineers to determine the project and control requirements.
  • Requires an understanding of both Continuous and Batch operations.
  • Estimates the process control cost and schedule for the project and manage against baselines.
  • Creates the process control overview for the project develops user requirements and 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 teamwork and provide coaching / corrective feedback.
  • Completes the factory acceptance test (FAT) and 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 for operations and new engineers.
  • Assists in the identification and development of Most Effective Technologies (MET).
  • Proactively seeks improvement opportunities that promote greater safety, reliability, and productivity.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (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.

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

Required Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a bachelor s degree or equivalent in Engineering or a Science related field with relevant automation and manufacturing experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years hands-on process control, code development, and automation experience using Dow s MOD5 and/or ABB 800xA control platform is required; Polyurethanes Alkoxylation process manufacturing and operations experience are a plus.
  • Fluent in English.

Key Skills

Automation; Simulation; Manufacturing process; Value engineering; Control system; Process control; Manager Technology; Packaging; Troubleshooting; Petrochemical

About Company

At Dow, we combine the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. We are driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the worlds most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Our integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers more than 6,000 technology-based product families to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture.

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