Improvement Manager job from Dow in Santos Dumont, MG, Brazil

Friday 6th, May 2022

Santos Dumont, MG


Delivery / Driving / Transport

Dow is a reputed company based in São Paulo, SP. We are looking for talented professional from the field of Delivery / Driving / Transport to join our team as Improvement Manager.

Our purpose

Join a team that’s passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.

We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.

  • Employing 36,500 individuals
  • Across 109 manufacturing sites
  • In over 31 countries

Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom).

We make diversity and inclusion a priority—because sharing our perspectives and building on each other’s ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?

Dow has a great opportunity as Improvement Manager based in Santos Dumont (BRA). This position will dedicate to PSFP (Process Safety Focal Point) activities. Will lead prioritization and implementation of Process Safety programs in Cabangu Site.

Requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in silicon metal process and own job discipline.

While the PSFP is the primary technical contact for process safety management within their facility, they are not the only person responsible for process safety. The PSFP works in partnership with the Geographic and Business Process Safety Technology Leaders (PSTL)s, the business Technology Center, EH&S Leaders, plant leader, operations personnel, and for some facilities R&D, to appropriately manage and minimize process safety risk.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Work with PSTL’s and business Technology Center to provide Process Safety support for the facility, including guidance on implementation of Loss Prevention Principles (LPP’s) and compliance with local regulations.
  • Perform Process Safety reviews on MOC’s for the facility, escalating to a PSTL for further review where required.
  • Communication focal point (both directions) for the Process Safety related knowledge and issues at the facility.
  • Facilitate gap assessments against Dow mandatory requirements and local standards, and work with plant leadership to gain resources to close identified gaps.
  • Participate in, and help prepare for, Root Cause Investigations (RCIs), Reactive Chemical Process Hazard Analysis (RCPHA), Management of Change reviews, and other Process Safety requirements as needed.
  • Plant resource for process safety self-assessments, EHS audits, and LOPA revalidations
  • Works with Maintenance to review instrumented protective system (SIS, BPCS, CI) test, inspection, and calibration results and follow up as needed.
  • Assist in developing plant, business, and site process safety goals.
  • Actively engage in geographic and / or Business Process Safety Focal point networks and communication meetings to share best practices and Learning Experience Reports
  • Supports the development and delivery of Process Safety training in the facility.
  • Serves in a business leadership role leading the development and completion of technology plans supporting global business and functional strategy by application of the continuous improvement work process.
  • Leads the continuous improvement work process to develop and implement Plant Specific Technology Plans in alignment with the Global Technology Plan including data collection, gap analysis, idea generation, prioritization, improvement project implementation, and review of results.
  • Works as Project Manager responsible for entire cycle of projects implementation.
  • Interacts with the technology center to set priorities for MET definition needs.
  • Provides coaching and direction on goals and plans for Improvement Engineers.
  • Ensures validation of project performance objectives after implementation Problem solving g/troubleshooting ability.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of technology and work practices.
  • Serves as a change agent for driving technology.

Daily routine

  • Partners with the Technology Center and EH&S leaders to develop and implement site strategies for meeting EH&S goals as related to process safety.
  • Conducts Site LOPA (Layers or Protection Analysis) studies.
  • Conducts Site RC/PHAs (Reactive Chemical / Process Hazard Assessment),
  • Conducts Site LPP (Loss Prevention Principles) Assessment
  • Approves Site MOC’s (Management of Change) reviews
  • Leads and Participates in Site Process Safety RCIs (Root Cause Investigations) events.
  • Participates in Project LPP (Loss Prevention Principles) Gap assessments with the Project Team.
  • Participates in Job Certification and Onboarding Program for site employees at Process Safety discipline.
  • Provides Process Safety expertise for MOC (Management of Change reviews).
  • Provides interpretations of LPPs (Loss Prevention Principles) and other Process Safety requirements.
  • Provides Process Safety training for technical personnel.
  • Participates in Project Reviews with the Technology Center and develop recommendations for addressing process safety issues.
  • Partners with the Technology Center to define Process Safety templates that can be used at the site.
  • Participates in Process Safety Technology Center initiatives and activities.


  • Bachelor's degree plus engineering, manufacturing or related experience required.
  • 5 years of experience in Process Safety, Manufacturing. Other relevant experience can be considered.
  • Fluent English.
  • Process Safety Standards experience.
  • Silicon Metal manufacturing process experience(plus).

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Strong work process knowledge,
  • Interpersonal effectiveness,
  • Conflict management
  • Whole picture perception and interpretation,
  • Teamwork,
  • Team management,
  • Taking initiative,
  • Problem solving skills,
  • Value creation,
  • Project management skills,
  • Technical proficiency in use of computer applications.

Additional notes

  • No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position.
  • We do not offer domestic relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position.
  • We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations if you qualify as a person with disabilities.
  • Do not forget to attach your resume.

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.

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