Dow Chemical Process Operator in Charlotte, North Carolina
The Dow Chemical Companyhas an exciting job opportunity for aProcess OperatorinCharlotte, NC. There are three emulsions reactors which produce more than fifty products of acrylic, vinyl acrylic, and styrene acrylic compositions. These products are sold into the coatings, building and construction, paper, textiles, personal care, and adhesives markets.
Chemical Operators, in cooperation with others, are responsible for the following tasks:
**Safely and accurately completing batches per production schedule and Standard Operating Procedures using advanced process control computers (Emerson DeltaV)
**Assume ownership of assigned work. Follow batches through to completion. Check Quality Control (QC) progress and packaging needs to keep batches moving.
**Filtering and transferring product to storage, package and bulk shipment destinations.
**Perform job duties to satisfactory levels in support of the business and the team. This includes prompt arrival at start of shift, appropriate breaks, and adequate communication between shifts to ensure safe and accurate completion of batches.
**Cooperates with associated functions to support the business: QC Lab, Site Logistics, EH&S and R&D. Know, understand, and contributes to Plant goals.
**Complete Safety and Compliance Checks as directed. Use proper PPE and perform Housekeeping as required.
**Attends/completes training as directed.
**Once Lock-out Tag-out (LO/TO) and Safe Work Permitting (SWP) trained; performs LO/TO and SWP duties.
**Intervenes with unsafe behavior and coaches teammates to do the same. Does not tolerate unsafe acts. Coaches teammates to correct behavior and if necessary reports unsafe acts immediately to EH&S Delivery and leadership.
**Participates in Root Cause Investigations and volunteers for corrective actions.
**Performs initial troubleshooting to best of ability before involving Production Coordinator / On Call support.
**Cleans equipment as needed.
**Operates a forklift as needed.
**Works a 12 hour rotating shift that includes afternoons, nights, and weekends.
**Able to learn and successfully operate the DeltaV control platform and computer tools.
**Able to read, write and comprehend documents in English on paper and the computer screen.
**Able to learn a documented work process and apply it consistently.
**Able to hear well.
**Able to perform manual labor, climb stairs and ladders, lift 55 lb bags, operate manual valves, and stand/walk for prolonged periods of time.
**Must meet Individual Physical requirements for High Work, which includes but not limited to ladders and personal fall protection per OSHA standards for equipment.
**Must pass an Ergonomic Assessment through Dow Health Services.
**Must have a current, valid US driver’s license
**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.
**Two years or more chemical industry experience is preferred
**High School Diploma or GED is required.
**Technical Associates degree or higher is desired.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at: www.dow.com.
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, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.
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• An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
• Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
• 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
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