Process Automation Manager Job in Canada

Process Automation Manager Job in Canada


Job title: Process Automation Manager

Company: Dow Chemical

Expected salary:

Location: Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Process Automation Manager Job Details:


At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple – to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place.

About you and this role

Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics Process Automation Technology Center is seeking a highly motivated Process Automation Manager, supporting our Polyethylene assets. The location of this role will be based in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Canada.

The candidate will join the highly motivated skilled team working challenging process automation solutions locally as well as globally, in North and South America, Europe and Asia pacific. Diverse team members are in different geographies, and you will be exposed to multinational/cultural team members. Solution Polyethylene business is one of the largest value creators in the Dow chemical company and continues expanding the production facility globally. Process automation group is one of the key contributors for supporting the business growth and our work is highly recognized by the business.

As the Process Automation Manager, you will serve as a process automation focal to maintain existing assets and lead projects regionally and/or globally. We are looking for someone who can apply process automation skills, knowledge, and experience for improvement and development work closely collaborating with other disciplines like R&D, project manufacturing representative, process automation team and the plant operation team.

Dow recognizes the way we work is changing and wants to be at the forefront of how we use today’s technology to drive the optimal performance from our team. Visit ( ) to find out more about how Dow is changing the way we collaborate and design the way we accomplish work.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage Fort Saskatchewan Polyethylene Solution assets in the daily activities, improving the process automation performance, including improvement projects, alarm management, control loop performance and Management of Change implementation.
  • Lead a project team member and design/deliver Process Automation strategies and control code by applying plant knowledge, work-process discipline knowledge.
  • Ensure that your deliverables meet the needs of projects, including functioning as intended, on time and within budget.
  • Develop, test and lead commissioning Process Automation software and operator interface software to meet design criteria utilizing the Process Automation Work Process Collaborate with engineering department process automation resources to design and execute projects.
  • Develop, lead and provide process automation trainings for plant engineers and operators.
  • Identify, Develop, and implement Most Effective Technology (MET) standard solutions as well as best practices to meet business and project requirements.
  • Serve as the global and regional technology focal point and provide timely technical reviews and input to MET improvement for global team.
  • Participate regularly on multiple-function and multi-national teams. Utilize negotiating skills to resolve issues successfully to a win-win solution, and effectively resolve conflicts in area of responsibility.

Critical Success Factors:

  • The individual must be able to work with minimal supervision and be self-directed.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to manage many projects simultaneously.
  • Problem solving skills coupled with a strong technical background.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively sell ideas to all job levels


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 or Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class or Sergeant ranking.
  • 5 years of experience in process automation, engineering, manufacturing, or related experience
  • A minimum requirement for this Canada based position is the ability to work legally in Canada. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of Canadian permanent residency process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable with one or more process control platforms (ABB, Siemens, MOD5, Emerson, Delta V, Foxboro, Honeywell)
  • Experience on polyethylene technology

Additional Notes:

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

Benefits – What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career. You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.
  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need…when you need it.
  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.
  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.
  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.
  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:
  • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).
  • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.
  • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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 applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow 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 .

At Dow, diversity and inclusion are inherent in our work environment. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee base – and helping each employee grow and develop as part of Dow’s inclusive global community. Dow has an accommodation process in place to support employees with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.
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