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Senior Reliability Engineer

Dow Chemical

Posted Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Posting ID: R2040578

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Plaquemine, LA
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Our purpose

Join a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow , we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.

We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.
  • Employing 36,500 individuals
  • Across 109 manufacturing sites
  • In over 31 countries

Our portfolio of products and solutions include:

Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.

Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more.

Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.

Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.

Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations, and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom). We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?

Dow has a great opportunity available to be the next Senior Reliability Engineer located at our Louisiana Operations site in Plaquemine, LA.

About you

As the Senior Reliability Engineer, you facilitate development of the business/facility maintenance strategy and solve reliability and availability losses through application of reliability technology and tools to enable the plant to meet its business plan and strategy. You focus on those opportunities that over a long-term period or historically have impacted the plant's measured asset capability and the opportunities identified as "high-risk" in risk assessments, reliability models and other evaluations. This role requires expanded conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and broadens capabilities.

Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:
  • Set and achieve plant PSR targets.
  • Create Equipment Reliability Strategies based upon Top Opportunity List, Critical Equipment List, and identified plant/business needs.
  • Validate ERS implementation and close gaps to improve/sustain reliability improvement.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of individual aspects of the PPM program by showing quantitatively the impact of failures and Predictive Preventive Maintenance (PPM).
  • Optimize PPM activities, on an on-going basis, to support overall productivity improvements.
  • Identify and resolve Top Reliability Opportunities and decrease equipment failure losses to meet the site Product Supply Reliability improvement goals for the given year.
  • Develop and maintain, as requested, a model that identifies the unit operations, equipment, process, etc. that identifies the value of opportunities for improvement.
  • Use reliability engineering principles and tools (Weibull, RCI, FMEA) to identify and eliminate negative reliability trends and equipment performance.
  • Participate in plant health study and efforts to implement corrective action to maintain or improve plant health.
  • Develop and implement the Facility Reliability Strategy.
  • Serve as RCI Team Leader with proven RCI skills, coaches others in RCI facilitation and ensure strong RCI/CAPA fundamentals are practiced within the unit.
  • Provide front end loading support for plant Turnarounds.
  • Facilitate the Reliability Team and implement of the HRO principles within the unit, building strong partnerships and coaching/teaching as needed.
  • Facilitate the annual maintenance budget setting process.
  • Assist maintenance representatives and project teams to design reliability, availability, and maintainability into new plants and equipment systems using GPM work process discipline.

Required qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least 3 years of r elevant reliability, engineering, manufacturing, or related experience in a chemical or manufacturing space.
  • Must possess a TWIC card or be eligible to obtain a TWIC card. For information on TWIC eligibility requirements, please see: (If unable to access link, copy and paste in your browser.)
  • 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.

Additional notes
  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.
  • This role will align to Dow's Design Your Day approach and allows employees flexibility by choosing when to work remotely and when to attend on-site activities based on project work, team, and role needs.

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 materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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 applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. 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 opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on .

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities 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 call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.

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