Mechanical/Pressure Vessel Engineer

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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

Our portfolio of products and solutions include:

Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.

Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more.

Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.

Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.

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 currently has an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical/Process Containment Equipment (PCE) Engineer at its St. Charles Operations (Hahnville, LA) site near New Orleans.

About you

The Mechanical/Process Containment Equipment (PCE) Engineer Provides specialized technical support and solutions for project teams, operations, and maintenance. In this role, the engineer provides technical expertise which includes equipment design and specification as well as development of equipment repair plans.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applies engineering principles in discipline of competency, and can make independent technical decisions and recommendations
  • Provides technical expertise in pressure vessel, heat exchanger and other fixed equipment failure evaluations and associated repair techniques.
  • Performs code calculations for re-rates or fitness for service evaluations on pressure vessels, heat exchangers, silos and other fixed equipment.
  • Prepares specification packages and reviews drawings, welding procedures and code calculations for new pressure vessels and heat exchangers.
  • Exchanges technical information with peers, other engineering disciplines, plant operations and maintenance, and suppliers.
  • Provides engineering field support on construction projects when requested by the Owner's Representative or plant.
  • Works closely with API Inspectors and provides field support on fixed equipment repairs as needed.

Required qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of engineering, manufacturing or related experience required.
  • Must possess a TWIC card or be eligible to obtain a TWIC card. For information on TWIC eligibility requirements, please see: (If unable to access link, copy and paste in your browser.)
  • 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

  • Has working knowledge of ASME Boiler and Pressure codes, API standards, and other mechanical engineering related industry standards.
  • Experience in pressure vessel design, repair and/or fabrication is preferred.
  • Experience in developing repair plans for pressure vessels is preferred.
  • Has the ability to plan and organize work effectively while working on several projects simultaneously.
  • Good written and oral communication skills. The job includes leading/facilitating team and group meetings as well as interacting with project teams, vendors, and inspectors.
  • Good interpersonal skills and function successfully in a collaborative environment.
  • Planning and organizational skills to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail necessary to maintain the required documentation.

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Being proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrating competencies in the areas of: leadership, initiative, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Ensuring a safe work environment by working safely and, complying with environmental, health and safety standards.
  • Strong work ethic and being able to remain productive in an empowered team environment.

Additional notes

  • No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.
  • 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 visit or 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 on

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 *.

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