Global Shop Inspection Leader at Dow in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

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?

About you

The Global Inspection Leader, aligning to the TES Quality Expertise Center, is accountable to ensure defect free equipment delivery in support of $5B+ annual in capital and expense spending.

This role leads, develops, implements, and optimizes the external shop inspection quality management system and work process in alignment with TES Quality Strategy globally. Monitors effectiveness of the system, addresses complex issues, and preserves and creates value via risk mitigation. Serves as inspection discipline subject matter expert, providing training, coaching, and overall guidance to enhance knowledge and accountability for quality system management across key roles and promotes and enables a quality-focused culture globally. Champions and leads strategic cross-functional quality improvement projects in the area of inspection and is accountable for all change management activities related to use of the quality management system across the identified scope. Requires specialized depth and breadth of expertise within the job discipline.

Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

  • Accountable for developing and implementing a global inspection strategy for Dow spanning TES Engineering, Maintenance and Turnarounds.  This includes ensuring the right resourcing and expertise to execute the 3 year capital project spend plan.

  • Functionally lead the Dow External Shop Inspection team. Act as Subject Matter Expert in the application of design codes for inspection of fabricated and mechanical equipment.

  • Accountable for developing and implementing a vendor shop quality assurance strategy.

  • Provide oversight of 3rd party inspectors who provide quality assurance on behalf of Dow to ensure Dow quality requirements are met. Additionally, work with purchasing to evaluate 3rd party inspection agencies who could provide expertise in locations which require additional support or are challenged to find quality inspection services.

  • Escalation-point for conflict resolution.  Will work closely with regional inspection leads, purchasing, and others as needed to resolve dispute, or address quality assurance gaps.

  • Work effectively with a diverse cross-functional organization (Purchasing, Maintenance, Technology Centers, Operations, Engineering, Suppliers, etc.) to develop, implement, and continually improve quality operating discipline, Most Effective Technology, best practices, tools, and work processes to ensure quality equipment and bulk materials are delivered to Dow.

  • Ensure proper education and use of Inspection services for all orders including, but not limited to, Global Capital Procurement (GCP), MRO, and Procure to Pay (PtP).

  • In collaboration with the Dow inspection team, develop and drive improvement plans annually.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain Quality KPIs in the area of equipment inspection. Analyzes performance metrics/measurements to identify and set a prioritized strategy to address systematic issues and lead improvement opportunities for value creation and risk mitigation.

  • Assures Unplanned event problem-solving efforts are executed through the Root Cause Investigation Process, to effectively address quality opportunities for value creation and risk mitigation.

  • Involvement in industry networks (ASME, etc.) to ensure Dow remains connected to industry standards and best practices.

  • Identifies gaps, leads development of and conducts training for and mentoring of key roles cross-functionally on the effective use of the inspection quality management system and related work processes.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Metallurgy  or relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking OR Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class ranking

  • 5+ years of experience with NDE, fabrication, and inspection activities for chemical, refinery, powerplant, gas, oil, and other related industrial fields

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must be willing and able to meet all applicable requirements related to business travel (e.g., as to immigration and visa rules, public-health mandates, airline rules, etc.) into and out of (and physical presence in) various countries world wide

  • Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that the employee use particular types of equipment -- such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby the individual's own weight, plus the weight of tools and other items and materials, must not exceed a certain threshold. (For example, some types of safety equipment may be rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds total.) In the event a job offer for this position were (conditionally) extended and provides for a pre-employment medical examination, the individual will be appropriately evaluated in regard to their ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • US and Canada applications ONLY: A minimum requirement for this U.S. and Canadian based position is the ability to work legally in the United States or Canada.

Your preferred qualifications include:

  • Extensive experience with metallic fabrication of PCE and piping to the applicable design Codes, Experience with rotating equipment is an asset. 

  • Holds multiple of the following certifications or willing to acquire them on a short term: AWS-CWI, API-510, API-570, API-653 or ASNT SNT-TC-1A Level II 

  • Knowledgeable in EMETL inspection and engineering practices 

  • Knowledgeable of fabrication inspection at supplier shops 

  • Well-versed in ASME Codes and standards applicable to metallic PCE and piping fabrication and inspection 

  • Well-versed in Project Execution Methodology

  • Experienced in developing inspection related work processes 

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Ensuring a safe work environment by working safely and, complying with environmental, health and safety standards

  • Demonstrating competencies in the areas of: influential leadership, communication, initiative, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness

  • Strong work ethic and being able to remain productive in an empowered team environment

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

Additional notes:

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

  • The preferred location for this role is the U.S. Gulf Coast Region, however, other locations globally will be considered.

  • We do not offer relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur

  • Possession of a TWIC card or eligibility to obtain a TWIC card may be required for this position based on final hiring location. For information on TWIC eligibility requirements, please see: (If unable to access link, copy and paste in your browser.)

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    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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