10 Dec, 2020

Chemical Process Operator

  • Dow
  • South Charleston, WV, USA
Chemical Engineer,   Process Engineer   Chemicals

Job Description

Description

Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Plant Operator in South Charleston, WV.

 

Purpose of Job:

 

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.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

 

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

 

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

 

  • Lift, push, and pull up to 15 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 respirator.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Bridge Valley Process Technology degree.
  • Previous Operator experience in a Chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

 

Education:

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.

 

**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.**

This role will have an assessment to complete during the application process. Please allow 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete the assessment at the time of application. You will not be able to save your application for later. Even if you have taken this assessment before please click on the link. An assessment is required for each position you apply to.

 

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. 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 and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

 

 

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity 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 1-800-523-3945.

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