Dow Chemical Senior Process Development Engineer in Midland, Michigan

The Dow Chemical Companyhas an exciting and challenging opportunity for aSenior Process Development Engineerin ourMidland, MIlocation. The engineer will be responsible for the process development and scale up of new products for various industrial coating applications. This will include becoming a liaison between research, the pilot plants, and production plants. A strong understanding of chemical engineering is required. Familiarity with various chemistries (epoxy, polyurethane, polyester, alkyd, and polyolefins), dispersions and/or manufacturing is a plus. The position requires an understanding of analytical methods including polymer characterization techniques (including particle size analysis and rheological tests). The engineer will be EH&S focused, innovative and show growth potential assuming additional responsibilities within the process development group.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead introduction of new products from laboratory scale to manufacturing.

  • Interface with Research and Development,Technical and Sales Service, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Manufacturing to successfully transfer new products to plant scale.

  • Design, perform experiments, and analyze data at laboratory scale and pilot scale to assist with new product scale up and troubleshoot manufacturing issues.

  • Utilize fundamentals of heat transfer, mixing, and mass transfer to solve complex problems.

  • Understand current manufacturing capabilities and modify process as appropriate. Understand chemistry, process equipment, unit operations, and apply fundamentals to successfully commercialize new products.

  • Write detailed operating procedures and provide to manufacturing facilities.

  • Act as a technical resource, providing process and product related technical support to manufacturing sites.

  • Use Six Sigma tools to ensure product consistently meets target specifications and performance criteria at pilot and production scale.

  • Manage and prioritize several projects at various stages of new product introduction.

  • Responsible for introduction of new raw materials to manufacturing sites; select most effective raw material supplier and participates in safety reviews.

  • Organize data and write technical reports and presentations.

  • Independently identifies fundamental problems in process operations and/or new product scale up function and creatively solves these problems to expand the knowledge base of the organization. Leverages these solutions to others in the function globally.

  • Provides technical mentorship to less experienced individuals in the organization.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities.

  • High bias for action.

  • Ability to interact with cross functional and cross regional teams.

  • Work successfully in a fast paced environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in an Engineering discipline. Chemical Engineering degree preferred.

  • Strong technical, organizational, and troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • 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:

  • 5-10 years of experience in a related field and/or advanced degree

  • Pilot plant or scale up experience highly desired.

  • Manufacturing experience desired.

  • Polymer synthesis experience desired.

  • SixSigma experience aplus.

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.


Senior Process Development Engineer



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