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Engineer R&D pilot facility Dow Chemical Terneuzen

Klant: Dow Chemical
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Publicatiedatum: 16 januari 2019
Uren per week: 40
Salaris: Indicatie per maand
€ 2500,00 - 3500,00 per maand € 14,45 - 20,23 per uur
Vacaturenummer: V-0023202
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Over de functie

Are you interested in developing programming skills and supporting improvement and compliance projects? Are you fluent in English and looking for a job at an international technological company? If so, Dow Chemical has a great opportunity for you! Continue reading to learn more about this interesting and challenging vacancy.
Employment agency Manpower is looking for an engineer for Research & Development pilot facility for Dow Chemical in Terneuzen.
Working activities
Your role as a programmer at Dow Chemical is to support the work of the plant Engineers with process safety activities necessary to bring the plant in compliance with recent regulations. You will also be creating and reorganising all of Dow’s equipment-related documentation.
The so-called Dowlex mini plant is a research and development environment that supports the Performance Plastic group with developing new polymer materials.
You will be performing the following working activities:

  • Supporting the mini plant with regards to code writing for an ABB system
  • Improving the work process of registering equipment in the system
  • Supporting the relief devices revision compliance program of the mini-plant
  • Reviewing equipment information and informing stakeholders about said information
  • Creating isometrics of specific equipment in the facility
  • Collecting and uploading equipment documentation
You will also follow a training to develop your ABB programming skills. These skills will be useful for improvement projects and process automation.

Over het bedrijf

About the company
The Dow Chemical Company (‘Dow’) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
Dow Benelux and Dow Terneuzen
Today, the Benelux area (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) covers seven Dow sites: two in the Netherlands (Terneuzen and Delfzijl), and five in Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, Tertre, Zwijndrecht and Seneffe). Dow in Terneuzen is the second largest integrated production site of Dow worldwide and plays an important role in developing and producing basic chemicals. Three naphtha crackers convert crude oil into ethylene, propylene, benzene, and butadiene, which form the building blocks for a variety of plastics and chemicals. These products find their way to customers in over 160 countries. The state-of-the-art research facilities at Terneuzen are Dow Benelux’ main innovation platforms where key partnerships between scientists, business developers and customers are established.
Dow Chemical in Terneuzen employs more than 2,000 people who represent over 70 different nationalities. The team has an especially international character and English is spoken in the workplace. The company culture itself is characterised by respect, collaboration and open communication.
Working hours
As a programmer, you will be working in the day shift.
What do we offer you?

  • Gross salary between €2,500.- and €3,500.- per month
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses at €0.19 per km and full reimbursement of Westerschelde tunnel expenses
  • Free access to E-learning platform Studytube via Manpower
  • A part-time or full-time job for 32 - 40 hours a week
  • Fixed term Manpower contract at Dow Chemical
  • Possibility of a permanent contract with Dow Chemical in the long run
  • A vacancy for a longer period of time
  • The opportunity to follow a programming training (ABB)


Job requirements
To qualify for this job, it is important that you meet the following requirements:

  • You have a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering focussing on process control and programming (a Bachelor’s degree with IT specialization will also be considered)
  • You are fluent in English (at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • You preferably speak Dutch
  • You have strong software programming skills (a programming training (ABB) will be provided)
  • You have the ability to quickly learn specialised software
  • You preferably have experience with process control and/or data automation
  • You are available for a minimum of 32 hours per week
  • You are willing to travel to Terneuzen for work
  • You preferably live in the Terneuzen area, for instance in Hoek, Middelburg or Bergen op Zoom
  • You can apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag or VOG) that shows you have not committed any criminal offences
Start date
You can start your new role the 1st of March 2019. Are you interested in working for Dow Chemical? If so, please click the ‘Solliciteer direct’  button!
The application process
  • Apply online via the “solliciteer direct” button
  • To speed up the application process, we kindly ask you to send your CV in English
  • Fill out the questionnaire that appears after you have logged in and written down your motivation (without your answers we are not able to further process your application)
  • Assessment of your application will be performed based on your CV, the questionnaire and any additional information provided
  • The local Manpower office will contact you for an interview by phone or a live interview at Manpower
  • Possibly, a job interview will be scheduled with you and the company
Is the vacancy still featured on the Manpower website? This means that the position is still available.
We are looking forward to your online application!

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