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Dow Operator - Represented/Tariff in South Charleston, West Virginia

Operator - Represented/Tariff

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Position:Operator - Represented/Tariff

Primary Location:South Charleston (WV, USA), West Virginia, United States of America

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:05/15/2024

Job Number:R2051585

Position Type:Regular

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 -What you would do in this role

This role performs routine chemical operator tasks, including chemical transfers, monitoring process equipment, sampling product and troubleshooting and performing minor maintenance on equipment. Utilize chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to operate and troubleshoot technical equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Perform chemical transfers safely. Perform minor maintenance tasks as required to keep processes operating. Monitor and control the unit via the computer system. Must be able to make safe and educated decisions in the event of a process upset. Participate in all safety programs and required training; demonstrate behaviors with a clear safety focus for all employees and the community; engage in all plant initiatives, identify near miss incidents.

Additionally, successful candidates will demonstrate Dow's global competencies and utilize Applied Process Technology (APT) chemical manufacturing to operate the plant in a safe and optimal manner.

Responsibilities- Duties, projects, tasks, and activities you would be responsible for in this role.

  • Utilize chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to operate and troubleshoot technical equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Set-up, tear-down and install hardware utilizing appropriate operating disciplines.

  • Interpret test data and adjust process conditions as needed.

  • Perform chemical transfers safely.

  • Perform minor maintenance tasks as required to keep processes operating.

  • Understand the key process variables which impact product quality and consistency and understand how to control and troubleshoot them.

  • Monitor and control the unit via the computer system. Must be able to make safe and educated decisions in the event of a process upset.

  • Be able to guide and direct others via the radio system.

  • Participate in all safety programs and required training; demonstrate behaviors with a clear safety focus for all employees and the community; engage in all plant initiatives, identify near miss incidents.

  • Ensure compliance with procedures covering safety regulations.

The person in this role will work a 12 hour rotating shift.

Qualifications - Required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed for this role (must haves).

  • A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.

  • 2 or more years of experience working in an industrial environment in an operations, maintenance, and/or logistics role.

  • Willing and able to participate on the Emergency Response Team.

  • 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.

Preferred Skills -An expanded list of qualifications that are "nice to have", but not essential.

  • Bridge Valley Process Technology degree.

  • Previous Operator experience in a Chemical manufacturing environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.

  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting

  • Stand 50% of the time.

  • Walk for extended periods of time

  • Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.

  • Work in tight and closed in spaces.

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to full face respirator.

  • 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.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.

  • Strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.

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

  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills, ability to prioritize appropriately.

  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • 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 with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others.

Dow does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.

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) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visitingwww.dow.com.

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, religion, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, including family medical history. 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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