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Dow Chemical Real-time Optimization Engineer in Houston, Texas

Real-time Optimization Engineer

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Position:Real-time Optimization Engineer

Primary locationHouston (TX, USA), Texas, United States of America

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Job Number:R2021043

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Dowhas an exciting opportunity for aReal-time Optimization Engineer. This role can be located at any of our major Technical Expertise & Support (TES) facilities globally.

Real-time Optimization (RTO) engineers provide technical expertise and leadership in process fundamentals and technology. RTO engineers act as internal consultants for Dow identifying opportunities for improving the continuous operation of chemical plants through improving operations and the implementation of RTO Most Effective Technology (MET) applications. Within Dow there are numerous RTO applications and typical RTO applications industry-wide improve asset capability 3-5% and decrease energy intensity 4-6%. Within Dow, RTO applications represent a sizeable economic and environmental impact. RTO engineers are responsible for the implementation, maintenance and support of those applications across the company.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Be accountable for value addition to technology development and implementation, and asset utilization projects by applying advanced process control technology

  • Consult businesses in identifying opportunities to add value through application of advanced process control technology

  • Coach and mentor RTO practitioners in the application of RTO and support them through MET development, problem solving and troubleshooting

  • Participate in the development and implementation of best practices and standards to ensure most effective application of RTO technology. Continuously improve skills in applying RTO technology

Core Competencies:


  • Development and implementation of new RTO technologies and applications

  • Identify and communicate ideas about future application of RTO technology beyond current scope


  • Actively coach and mentor others in applying RTO.

  • Help others to improve their work by asking the right questions and challenging their assumptions

  • Proactively seek opportunities to share personal knowledge within and outside of own work group, cross-functional and cross-business

  • Effectively use existing knowledge bases in the company to complete work

  • Create new knowledge bases for others to contribute to and utilize


  • Develop high potential RTO applications

  • Implement ideas or concepts into new, practical and value-added activities, tasks or initiatives.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering AND at least 3 years of experience OR a PhD in Engineering is required.

  • E ngineering, manufacturing or related experience

  • For U.S. applicants: A minimum requirement for U.S. based positions 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.

Note:Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • 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

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom ( on Twitter.

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. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities 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 or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.