Dow Chemical Production Engineer in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting and challenging opportunity for aProduction Engineerin the Dow Performance Silicones (DPS) business located inElizabethtown, Kentucky.

Established in 1943 specifically to explore and develop the potential of silicones, Dow Performance Silicones is a global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation. We are passionate about silicon technology’s versatility, its possibilities and its unique potential to help solve some of the most important challenges facing our world.

Through our Dowsil® and XIAMETER® brands, we provide performance-enhancing products and solutions to meet the needs of customers in virtually every major industry and to improve the daily lives of nearly a billion of the world’s people. More than half of our annual sales are outside the United States.

The Production Engineer is a technical resource for Operations personnel, applying technical skills within the Manage Production work process, to optimize plant operations, resolves plant problems and enables safe production of high value, high quality caulks and sealants. The engineer works as a member of the site operating team ensuring excellence in site safety, Customer service, operations and maintenance. The role provides a technical resource to assist all work teams on daily operations, process performance improvement and new product scale-up.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Active support and participation in Site environmental, health and safety initiatives to drive EH&S excellence. Participates in and / or leads Management of Change Reviews.

  • Understands all applicable Sealant process technology, equipment and control technology. Works with Technical Advising and plant personnel it to optimize operations, meeting DPS Business and Elizabethtown site goals for safety, customer service, quality and cost control.

  • Lead optimization activities and ongoing process improvement initiatives, including projects for EH&S compliance, reliability, capacity, process consistency, quality and cost reduction.

  • Participates in advanced trouble shooting and coaches others to learn these skills. Utilizes Root Cause Analysis techniques to identify and drive improvements to prevent recurrent issues.

  • Implements best practices in operations in order to optimize operations. Ensures Most Effective Technology (MET), and specific Operating Discipline requirements are in place.

  • Performs appropriate Manage Production roles as determined by Plant / Business.

  • Understands and applies skills and knowledge in Statistical Process Control (SPC) technology, to maximize plant asset utilization and produce high value, quality products.

  • Initiates changes to Plant Operating procedures to ensure they are valid and up to date. Works with Production Technicians in this respect.

  • Networks with other engineers on site and within the DPS business to leverage knowledge on plant operations.

  • As required communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel, Technology or Expertise centers.

  • As required participates on and leads teams in his/her area of accountability.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years industrial or manufacturing experience is preferred.

NOTE: Domestic relocation assistance may be available for this opportunity.

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.


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