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At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we're passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.
Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength.

We're a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future.
Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you're looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you're in the right place.

About you and this role Serves as a technical resource and process automation lead for small to large capital and improvement projects regionally and/or globally.
Directs and leads both Dow and contract resources.

Is involved in all three phases of projects:
front end loading, detailed design and construction, and commissioning and... startup. Requires expanded conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and broadens capabilities.
Responsibilities Responsible for tasks such as those listed below when equipment or instruments are being added, removed, or changed.

This role is also involved in Safety Integrity Level (SIL) determination, Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), and designing or modifying the basic process control system (BPCS).
Designs the control strategy and control systems, as well as implementation, which is not typical within the industry.
Establishes project goals and planning.
Tracks progress, schedules, and costs for the PA team during all project phases.
Completes technical review of the control team work and provide coaching / corrective feedback.
Determines testing scenarios and oversee the simulation of the control system to test the strategy and improvements.
Works with other engineers to determine the project and control requirements.
Creates the process control overview for the project & Develop user requirement system specifications.
Estimates the process control cost and schedule for the project and manage against these baselines.

Develops functional requirement specification (FRS) for the system & Create detailed requirement specifications (DRS).Develops control software, operator graphics and simulation software.
Completes the factory acceptance test (FAT) Commissioning.
Provides training of operations and support commissioning and start-up of the new asset.

MES Developers:

Serves as the subject matter expert for work execution, tools and systems supporting and interfacing in the space of Production Operations Management.
Participates in project scoping activities.
Drives strategic solutions in partnership with stakeholders.
Engages with stakeholders and cross-discipline and cross-functional global project teams.

Performs high level functional activities, such as requirements gathering and gap analysis of user requirements, requires functional and business expertise.
Participates in the design specifications, configuration, testing, implementation and startup of manufacturing execution systems (MES) solutions.
Identifies and deploys Most Effective Technology (MET) standard solution components to meet project requirements.
Supports training of operations and support commissioning and start-up of the asset.
Supports future process improvements and product development/solution roadmap.

Implement new IPSM (instrumented protection system metrics) versionDefine strategy to ensure the Alarm and Event ExcellenceImplement code changes resulting from LOPA books (loss of prevention analysis)Lead and manage process improvement projects developing industrial automation and process control systems.

Support training and certification of the organisation when requiredDrive effective communication between departments and businessEffective leadership and continuous improvement practices to help to improve their business unit performanceKnowledge and experience in MODV and/or ABB highly appreciated.
Qualifications Bachelor's/ Master's degree plus process automation, engineering, manufacturing or related experience required.
Fluent level of English and Portuguese.
Additional notes Relocation is not supported for this role
Benefits – What Dow offers you We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.
You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.
Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:
Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.

Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you you need it.

Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.
Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building. Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs. Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents). Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured. Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group's (ERG) participation. Join our team, we can make a difference together.
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DOW) is one of the world's leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications.

Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future.
We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visiting .
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.
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