Dow Chemical Plant Process Control Coordinator in Minneapolis, Minnesota

TheDow Chemical Companyhas an exciting opportunity for aPlant Process Control CoordinatorinMinneapolis, Minnesota. The purpose of this role is to apply plant knowledge and experience in addition to Process Control skills to increase plant Asset Utilization and eliminate unplanned events.

Apply plant and Process Control knowledge and experience to optimize plant operation and maintain Process Control related Operating Discipline. Identify deficiencies and value creating opportunities to plant control code and operator interface, leveraging best practices and applying Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques. Utilize Global Management Of Change (MOC) to implement appropriate changes.

Key Responsibilities:

•Utilize troubleshooting techniques to identify the root cause of problem areas in the AC&O (Advanced Control & Optimization) and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) software suite. Escalates the problem to Dow Process Automation support contacts, the business AC&O contacts, or IS contacts when appropriate.

•Ensure reliable, optimized plant operation by successfully managing and implementing Process Control related changes, utilizing, Process Control Work Process Discipline, Small Project Process (SPP), approved functional tools and Global MOC process.

•Utilize troubleshooting techniques to identify root cause of problem areas in Process Control code, Operator Interface or hardware and effectively resolve these problems with stakeholders input (resolution of exception reports, elements in manual, and reduction of alarms / unplanned events).

•Ensure Process Control Operating Discipline is maintained and updated in the Process Control Strategy Description and code.

•Works with the SPC Implementation role to ensure process control changes are aligned with plant SPC strategy.

•Utilize available techniques and tools such as SPC for optimizing plant Process Control system and reduction / prevention of unplanned events.

•Utilize existing or develop Process Control and plant performance indicators / money meters to monitor effectiveness of plant operation and the Process Control system.

•Perform Digital Control System loads utilizing defined procedures for both simulation and production environments.

•Receive knowledge transfer from Project Development role prior to and during initial Start Up of new equipment.

•Perform training and coaching for changes as required and assist in training efforts requested by Plant Operations.

•Link to Process Control Engineering / Process Information functions to update and implement control technology / process information improvements and capitalize on current best practices (Most Effective Technology and Work Process Discipline).

•Coordinate Process Information system maintenance with Process Information and Information Services support groups.

•Coordinate Process Control system maintenance with Process Control field support group and conduct audits for Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and Process Control standards compliance.

•Work with plant Production Leader and Technology Leader to define appropriate plant / business rules for on-shift Process Control and process information work.

•Provide training and coaching for Process Control Focal Points and coordinate Focal Point efforts.

The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience with discrete manufacturing and experience with controller programming and other process automation is required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills are required.

  • Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.

  • A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

  • Must be able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be willing and able to work in such environments wearing safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.

  • Must be willing and able to wear and use respirators.

  • Must be willing and able to work in such environments with frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.

  • Must be willing and able to work in such environments working in tight or closed-in spaces.

  • Must be willing and able to climb stairs/ladders and working high off the ground.

  • Must be willing and able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

  • Must have a current, valid US driver's license.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with coding controller programs.


  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.

  • Associate's degree in a technical field OR 4 years military experience preferred.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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

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:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Plant Process Control Coordinator



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