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Mechanical Engineer

Dow Corporation
Deer Park, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

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About You

You will be working for Acetone Cyanohydrin (ACH) Production in N-Area in Deer Park Operations. The ACH is a critical intermediate for the production of Methacrylates. You will be working for the Methacrylates value center at Deer Park is one of the largest Methacrylates producers in the world and the only production location for Dow. Demand is very high for our products and the team has implemented many improvements to the safety and efficiency of our processes. It is an exciting time at N-Area with significant investment on the horizon to debottleneck the process for improved capacity and reliability.

You will serve as a vital resource for Operations by applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of low cost, quality products. You will be required to broadened conceptual and working knowledge and experience in job discipline to perform a range of work assignments.

Also, you can complete the following tasks:

Works closely with the operations team leveraging their problem solving skills and technical expertise.

Elevates and appropriately applies knowledge of the plant and technology referencing historical data and conferring with Technology Center or other subject matter experts (SMEs).

Ensures Most Effective Technology (MET) is understood and utilized and that process automation is used as a tool to optimize plant performance.

Utilizes defined MET and challenges/escalates MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise.

Partners with experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve and document operating discipline.

Diagnoses and documents root causes of asset utilization losses in the facility.

Understands why specific procedure steps and precautions are needed and keeps a strong field presence to reinforce the importance.

Conducts daily review of logbook and alarm history to better understand the plant operation and stay engaged with daily activities.

Maintains, owns, and reviews daily Key Process Indicators (KPI)/ trends to ensure optimum performance.

Responds urgently to plant issues and emergencies.

Acts as a unit technical expert during unplanned events and drives implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.

Provides leadership, expertise, diagnosis, and optimization in plant Raw Material Efficiency, which may include yield or waste generation.

Ensures compliance with plant operating permits. Understands site integration and provides input to optimize the overall system.

Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a degree discipline in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required

A minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing or related field required.

Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that the employee use types of equipment -- such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby the individual’s own weight, plus the weight of tools and other items and materials, must not exceed a certain threshold. (For example, some types of safety equipment may be rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds total.) In the event a job offer for this position were (conditionally) extended, the individual will be appropriately evaluated regarding their ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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.

You should be proficient in:

  • Quality Inspection Experience
  • Creating Preventive Maintenance Plans
  • Quality Control Data Analysis
  • Engineering Degree
  • Root Cause Analysis

Dow Corporation


6519 State Highway 225

Deer Park, TX
77536 USA



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