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Production Operator- Represented/Tariff

Dow Chemical

Posted Friday, May 12, 2023

Posting ID: R2040391

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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 has an exciting opportunity for a Production Operator -Represented/Tariff in Texas City, Texas.

About you
We are looking for a top-caliber, technically capable Process Technician/Operator who embraces change, adapts fast, makes decisions quickly, possesses self-confidence and is a lifelong learner. This position requires a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Performing routine operation of basic control systems and devices to monitor levels, temperatures, pressures and flow rates and transfer of products.
  • Lift hoses and operate valves and similar equipment including the proper clearing and isolation of equipment.
  • Follow operating discipline, procedures and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation of assigned duties.
  • Control, monitor and make necessary adjustments on control systems and manually operated equipment.
  • Troubleshoot process, product quality, safety, and environmental problems and identify equipment requiring maintenance.
  • Ensure safe and efficient performance of maintenance and project work.
  • Act as a resource for other Technicians on job tasks and prioritization of work activities.
  • Take ownership for the accurate completion of all assigned tasks.
  • Must certify on multiple roles which may include working as an inside Control Board Operator, Outside Operator or in a Relief Operator/Technician capacity, covering vacancies on multiple shifts
  • Complete all duties as assigned with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and successfully operate various mechanical machines, both manual and highly automated equipment.
  • Advanced mechanical troubleshooting skills.

Required qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED and one of the following is required:
    • Associate/equivalent or higher degree in any field with a minimum of: 1 semester of College Algebra, 4 semesters of Science/Technology (computer, chemistry, biology, physics, environmental, mechanical) and 2 semesters of communication classes (computer, English, speech)
    • In lieu of a degree Dow will consider those with four (4) or more years of military service in a technical specialty.
    • Five (5) or more years of manufacturing experience as a Production Technician/Operator with demonstrated strong technical, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Valid US Driver's License and ability to obtain forklift certification upon being hired.
  • Work a rotating shift and overtime as required (including weekends & holidays).
  • 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.

Willing and able to meet physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:
  • Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.
  • Stand, walk, stoop, and twist.
  • Stand 50% of the time.
  • Walk for extended periods of time
  • Work at heights, climb stairs, scaffolding, and ladders.
  • Work in tight and closed in spaces.
  • Wear all Personal Protective Equipment, as required, including but not limited to full face respirator or SCBA; and FRC clothing while performing outside duties.
  • Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.
  • Work in an area with hazardous materials.
  • Lift hoses and operate valves and similar equipment as a normal part of the job.
  • Pass physical capabilities test if job offer is received and accepted.
  • Meet physical requirements for the emergency response team.
  • This role does involve elevated work greater than or equal to four feet above the ground

Your preferred qualifications include:
  • Associates degree or higher in Process Technology, Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Chemical Instrumentation and /or Electrical or Computer Technology.
  • Process Technology certification.
  • Working experience at a Dow facility.

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:
  • Strong work ethic; independently motivated to produce results.
  • Ability to anticipate changes that will be required to complete projects.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend documents in English.
  • Ability to work in an empowered team environment, including the ability to effectively communicate, share information, resolve issues, give and receive both positive and critical feedback in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Additional notes
  • No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process
  • 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
  • Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that you use particular types of equipment -- such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby your 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, you will be appropriately evaluated regarding your ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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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 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 @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 call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.

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