Production Engineer

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Position: Production Engineer

Primary location Barry (GBR), United Kingdom

Schedule: Full time

Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022

Job Number: R2028504

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Dow has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Production Engineer for our Basics Plant at Barry, United Kingdom. The Barry site is Dow's only siloxane producer in the EMEAI region, and one of Consumer Solutions' most important regional assets. Barry Basics is a top-tier COMAH plant which provides unique experience for an engineer to also enhance his/her knowledge in the fields of Process Safety, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability.

As Production Engineer, you will be a vital resource for Operations by applying your technical expertise to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of low cost, quality products. You use your broad conceptual and working knowledge and experience to perform a range of work assignments.

To find and implement the best solutions, you will work closely together with the operations team, technology center and other subject matter experts. Therefore, you do not only have good technical knowledge, but also possess good communication and problem-solving skills.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • 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).
  • Initiate, optimize and implement the long term goals defined in the Basics Managing Implementation (MI) plan
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s/Masters degree in Chemical Engineering or related
  • Some experience in chemical industry preferred.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness and team player
  • Good communication skills, problem-solving skills, stress resilient, ability to learn quickly
  • Fluent in English

Note: No Relocation/Visa sponsorship is aligned with this role

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 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


As a Production Engineer, you will live and work around Barry (GBR), United Kingdom:

Employs: 600 individuals
Our footprint: 160-acre site that develops, commercializes, and produces silicon-based products
Our city: Barry, a seaside resort town in Wales
Nearby: Situated on the Bristol Channel with sandy beaches and recreational facilities