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Texas City Syngas Technical Advisor

Company: Dow Chemical Company
Location: Texas City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Advisor in Texas City, TX.

Job Summary:

Serves in a vital role for Operations, utilizing process knowledge, technical expertise, and operations experience to assist, teach and coach plant personnel. Focuses on troubleshooting process or equipment issues, improving process performance, and increasing plant reliability. Typically responsible for a small to medium facility. Requires full proficiency in a range of technical, operational, or analytical/scientific processes and procedures through job-related training and considerable on the job experience to perform a variety of work assignments. Acts as an informal resource for team members with less experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Act as a technical / process subject matter resource in the assigned operational area. * Enhance front line skills and knowledge of plant personnel and related roles through coaching on plant process, equipment, engineering, reliability principles, Life Critical Standards, etc. This includes actively coaching and teaching operators during troubleshooting activities. Note: The Technical Advisor should always partner with an Operating the Plant role when in the field. * Perform or assist in process related root cause or failure analysis. Leverage and communicate the results to operate plant personnel for learning purposes. Ensure thorough and timely pre-investigations occur. * Works with Continuous Improvement and plant resources to identify, implement and sustain improvements relating to their area of expertise. * Develop and maintain plant process training material content and qualification assessments. * Maintain a high involvement in formal training process and qualification of team members on plant process. * Develop a strong partnership with the Activity Coordinator / Gate Keeper and back them up as needed. * Maintain "on call" status for plant unplanned events, emergencies and advising. * Engage in turnaround scope definition, preparation and execution. * Own and coach others on the effective use of logbook, focusing on quality of information entered and appropriate note type/stamp utilization. * Participate in available Technical Advising role networks to improve personal effectiveness and leveraging of best practices. * Create, review, modify and approve operational procedures to ensure sound operating discipline. * Partner closely with the Production Engineer to resolve problems, drive continuous improvement, and ensure the facility goals are achieved. Mentor new Production Engineers as they on-board and train.

Required Qualifications:

* 5 or more years of relevant operations experience. * 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.

Physical Requirements:

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

* Stand 50% of the time. * Walk for extended periods of time * Wear all required personal protective equipment. * Work in an area of intense or continuous noise. * Work in an area with hazardous materials

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous experience in a Technical Advisor role.


* High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

* Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks. * Have strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills. * Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals. * Demonstrates excellent decision making skills and the ability to prioritize appropriately. * Effectively manages multiple competing priorities. * Has strong troubleshooting skills. * Has strong written and verbal communication skills. * Able to communicate with a very diverse population which is spread across the site. * Strong reading comprehension and listening skills. * Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills. * Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence. * Able to work with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment. * Strong work ethic. * Safety focused.

The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation assistance for this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur.

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 leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. 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 care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity 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 contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.

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