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Dow Chemical Reliability Manager in Tarragona, Spain

Reliability Manager

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Position:Reliability Manager

Primary locationTarragona (ESP), Spain

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2022

Job Number:R2033998


Join a team that’s passionate about partnership. Withcareers 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

Ourportfolio 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 makediversity 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 and challenging opportunity for aReliability Managerto join our location inTarragona, Spain. You will be responsible for ourHydrocarbonsfacilities.

The Reliability Manager facilitates development of the business/facility maintenance strategy and solves reliability and availability losses through application of reliability technology and tools to enable the plant to meet its business plan and strategy. You will focus on those opportunities that over a long-term period or historically have impacted the plant’s measured asset capability and the opportunities identified as "high-risk" in risk assessments, reliability models and other evaluations. Therefore, you need to have an expanded conceptual and practical knowledge in your own job discipline while also broadening your capabilities.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Sets and Achieves plant PSR targets.

  • Creates Equipment Reliability Strategies based upon Top Opportunity List, Critical Equipment List, and identified plant/business needs.

  • Validates ERS implementation and closes gaps to improve/sustain reliability improvement.

  • Develops and maintains extended ERS plan in conjunction with Business Reliability partners. Supports ERS leveraging ensuring validation, value capture and fidelity of implementation.

  • Changes existing PPM programs and/or develops new ones based on definitive analysis of cost and benefits.

  • Serves as the SME for equipment prioritization.

  • Identifies and resolve Top Reliability Opportunities and decrease equipment failure losses and leverages those solutions both into and out of the facility. Ensures consistency in the Reliability Opportunity List process.

  • Develops and implement the Facility Reliability Strategy and provides input into the Business Reliability Strategy.

  • Serves as RCI Team Leader with proven RCI skills, coaches others in RCI facilitation and ensures strong RCI/CAPA fundamentals are practiced within the unit.

  • Provides front end loading support for plant Turnarounds.

  • Facilitates the Reliability Team and implement of the HRO principles within the unit, building strong partnerships and coaching/teaching as needed.

  • Provides front end loading support for plant Turnarounds.

  • Facilitates the Reliability Team and implement of the HRO principles within the unit, building strong partnerships and coaching/teaching as needed.

  • Facilitates the annual maintenance budget setting process.

  • Represents the facility in business reliability teams and initiatives.

  • Identifies key learning with significant value and leverage across the site reliability network through E&AT LER's.


  • Successful implementation of reliability plans

  • ERS Implementation

  • ROL Completion

  • PPM optimization

  • HRO Principles

  • PSR performance against targets

  • Increase use of Analytics Utilization to drive reliability improvements

Required qualifications

  • A minimum of Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in reliability, engineering, manufacturing, or related experience

  • Demonstrated facilitative leadership such as team leader for a project or initiative

Your preferred qualifications include:

  • Positive outlook and demonstrated ability to drive change

  • Strong knowledge about industry equipment

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Being proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel

  • Experience with SAP, APM, and Apollo Root Cause Analysis

  • 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

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