Dow Chemical Process Automation Engineer in Alberta, Canada

The Dow Chemical Company has exciting opportunities for Process Automation Engineer positions to be located in Fort Saskatchewan. The Fort Saskatchewan site located near Edmonton, Alberta, is a large petrochemical complex. At Dow, the Process Automation Engineer will be involved in all three phases of projects; 1) front end loading (i.e. early project planning, FEL / FEED), 2) detailed design and construction, and 3) commissioning and startup. The Process Automation Engineer acts as a technical resource and process automation lead for small through large capital and improvement projects. These projects include implementing Dow's most effective technology, incremental process technology improvements and solutions new to Dow's businesses. This person will lead the effort to develop and implement the appropriate process control and process automation strategies and solutions for the chemical process / utility equipment involved. Good organizational skills and ability to simultaneously lead several smaller projects or to lead a team of process automation engineers on a large global capital project is required. This job requires excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills coupled with a strong technical background. Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively sell ideas to all job levels is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Safety is a top priority at The Dow Chemical Company. Every individual at Dow must consider safety to be his/her most important responsibility.

  • Lead process control team(s) responsible for implementation of process control solutions to capture improvement opportunities.

  • Set aggressive project improvement goals, and plan, track and drive the implementation team to achieve those goals

  • Develop process control strategies for process technologies

  • Program control applications for various distributed control systems

  • Write simulation applications in order to verify functionality of the control program and for training plant operators

  • Participate in project commissioning and startup activities, including tuning of control loops

  • Provide training of chemical facility/Utility operations personal.

  • Deliver value to Dow businesses through effective use of asset utilization and project work processes.

  • Lead process control improvement investigation team(s) per Dow's work process methodology

  • Required Qualifications: *

  • A Bachelor's of Science Degree in Engineering is required.

  • 3 years of experience in the Chemical or Petrochemical industry is required (5 years preferred).

  • Broad knowledge and skills in all aspects of Process Control Engineering is required.

  • Experience and In-depth knowledge of applying distributed control systems.

  • The candidate must have demonstrated leadership, planning, technical, organizational skills, communication skills and have the ability to work within a diverse team environment

  • Must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geologist of Alberta (APEGA)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company support or sponsorship.

  • * Preferred Qualifications: *

  • Degree discipline in Chemical, Automation, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

  • 3 years in a manufacturing environment is preferred.

  • Strong technical background with plant troubleshooting skills is preferred.

  • Experience on Mod 5, ABB XA800, DeltaV and/or Triconex is preferred

  • Experience on industrial state based control and advanced control is preferred

  • Experience on Aspen InfoPlus.21 and SQL Plus is preferred

  • Knowledge of safety instrumented systems (SIS)

Note: This position does not offer relocation benefits.

At Dow, diversity and inclusion are inherent in our work environment. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee base - and helping each employee grow and develop as part of Dow's inclusive global community. Dow has an accommodation process in place to support employees with disabilities.

  • About Dow *

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at .

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • 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

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Process Automation Engineer


Canada-Alberta-Fort Saskatchewan

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