Key Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Works closely with the pilot plant team leveraging their problem solving skills and technical expertise.
  • Works with customers to define experiment deliverables throughout the campaign.
  • Translates customer expectations into plant work processes so that plant resources can successfully achieve experiment deliverables
  • Partners with experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve and document operating discipline.
  • Works closely with pilot plant resources to support process control improvements and maintenance
  • Supports the facility root cause investigation process by serving as a team member or facilitator for incidents related to process technology.
  • Leads and supports plant continuous improvement activities and also supports the capital plan for the facility.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities for the facility and may serve in specific Global Project Methodology related roles of project manager or manufacturing representative.
  • 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.
  • Ensures compliance with plant operating permits. Understands site integration and provides input to optimize the overall system.
  • Drives knowledge exchange with technology experts to increase awareness of potential improvement opportunities for the technology
  • Possesses in-depth process technology and continuous improvement skill sets helping to establish credibility with the operations team.

Key Attributes of a Pilot Plant Engineer:


  • Identifies/prioritizes improvement opportunities, develops solutions for effective implementation, secures resources, and delivers these improvements in a timely fashion. Candidate will operate in an empowered and de-layered organization with a high degree of personal accountability and minimal supervision.


  • Demonstrates leadership skills and actively participates in team meetings. Works well with a variety of key stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of projects.

Technical capabilities:

  • Demonstrates strong process knowledge to appropriately identify and validate opportunities based on data analysis and interpretation.

Value creation:

  • Thoroughly assesses the possible improvement opportunities and identification of the most effective solutions to significantly impact the business’ capital spending, operating costs and ability to maintain/improve our competitive position within the global petrochemical industry.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering is required; Master’s degree or additional relevant work experience a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years engineering, manufacturing, R&D or related experience 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.

Note: Relocation assistance is available for this position.

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