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Dow Chemical R&D Technician in Midland, Michigan

R&D Technician

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Position:R&D Technician

Primary locationMidland (MI, USA), Michigan, United States of America

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Job Number:R2022498

Description

Dowhas an exciting opportunity for anR&D Technicianlocated inMidland, MI.The R&D Technician provides basic technical support to Lead Scientists and Technologist Leaders in the preparation and execution of experimental activities and studies. This role provides technical support for product development, application development, technical service, and/or product or process research.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works in a laboratory supporting chemists and engineers in developing, screening and commercializing new products and process.

  • Safely executes laboratory work requests, maintaining and running relevant laboratory apparatus and testing equipment and documenting data.

  • Prepares for and independently performs standard and some non-routine procedures using relevant equipment and instruments, for which activities may include sample or materials preparations, equipment setup and/or configurations, and proper handling and disposal of waste materials that may be generated from experimental activities.

  • Accurately and reliably records readings and observations using relevant equipment and instruments.

  • Acts responsible for calibration, safe operation, and routine maintenance of simple and moderately complex instruments or machinery, and troubleshoots faulty equipment effects repairs or initiates repair processes as appropriate.

  • Maintains inventories of consumable materials, chemicals, and supplies related to activities by anticipating usage rates, order lead times, and ordering/purchasing procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of an associate's degree with a focus in science related courses Chemistry, Biology, or a similar disciple.

  • In lieu of an associate degree or higher, Dow will consider those with four (4) + years of relevant military experience and a High School Diploma or GED.

  • 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.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.

  • Have a high mechanical aptitude.

  • Have strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.

  • Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills and the ability to prioritize appropriately.

  • Promptly and effectively communicates issues to Technology Leader or lead scientists in order to enable or accelerate problem resolution.

  • Actively participates in work group team meetings to address safety, process improvement, problem solving, and other work group, department, and functional topics.

  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.

  • Has strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to communicate with a very diverse population which is spread across the site.

  • Strong reading comprehension and listening skills.

  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment.

  • Strong work ethic.

Additional notes

  • 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.

  • Please allow 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete an assessment at the time of application. This will need to be completed at once, as it cannot be saved and continued later. An assessment is required for each position.

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 (https://twitter.com/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 onwww.dow.com.

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 http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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