Dow Chemical Senior Health and Safety Technologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota

TheDow Chemical Companyhas an exciting job opportunity as anSr.Health and Safety TechnologistinMinneapolis, MN. Support includes implementation and management of existing department health and safety programs, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards, achievement of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) goals, and implementing global EH&S management systems and work processes. The incumbent will work closely with plant and EH&S leadership, other members of their department EH&S team, and plant and maintenance personnel to ensure full compliance, enhanced

EH&S awareness, and improved performance.

Key job responsibilities include:

  • Implement detailed, task level EH&S management systems (work processes, standards, and procedures) as appropriate for the department.

  • Ensures that the Health & Safety aspects of Operating Discipline are adequate and applied to achieve performance goals.

  • Develop and implement Health & Safety operating discipline, work processes, and training materials.

  • Lead department Safety Team.

  • Coordinate activities for the Safety Focal Points. Develop training for department Safety Focal Points on Safety Related Topics.

  • Acts as the department resource for related safety and health information on procedures, guidelines and standards.

  • Coaches teams and individuals on EH&S related tasks and activities.

  • Assists in developing and achieving area or plant Health & Safety goals; eliminating injuries, reducing exposures, etc.

  • Facilitate compliance with regulations & standards.

  • Hazard Spotting follow up including safety request or action items.

  • Performs / coordinates the safety and health monitoring, data collection, analyzing and reporting for the department.

  • Lead the development and implementation of Safety Plans for major shutdown/turnaround.

  • Acts as the department compliance tasks owner. Ensures compliance tasks are completed. Downloads department updates, oversees compliance process.

  • As required participates in the Safety and Health related reviews and projects.

  • Department contact for safety and health issues.

  • Lead/participate in RCI’s for EH&S events and missed compliance tasks.

  • Manage and audit safe behaviors including analysis of Behavior Based Performance processes.

  • Schedule is straight 8 hour days Mon –Fri.

The Dow Chemical Company 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience in a manufacturing or chemical plant role.

  • This job requires overtime supporting the site as needed. Inclusion in after hour and weekend duty assignments.

  • Experience with intervening with coworkers to stop unsafe behaviors.

  • Willing and able to work closely with operators and maintenance craftsmen to train, coach, and correct as needed on EHS requirements and issues.

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks. Self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

  • Able to work independently and overcome obstacles to achieve results with limited supervision.

  • Must challenge/question work practices in an effort to continuously improve them.

  • Able to successfully work with a variety of individuals to achieve plant goals and objectives as well as support site processes.

  • Able ability to influence teams to desired result.

  • Must fully support the initiatives of H&S both as a business and a site.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

  • Able to lead by example.

  • Able to lead others by influence.

  • Committed to a continued process of learning and support this behavior in others.

  • Able to learn new tools and techniques as area of focus evolves over time

  • Current, valid US driver’s license.

  • 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 on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or Qualifying Asylee/Refugee).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years experience.

  • 2 years Previous experience in a Health and Safety role..

  • 1 years authorized to issue or receive safe work permits and a strong understanding of safe work permit principles and requirements.

  • Experience with water and/or air permits and waste handling.

  • Developed or lead safety program initiatives.

  • Strong understanding of Isolation of Energy/Red Tag/LOTO principles. Authorized to review the process system isolation and tagging.


  • Associates degree or higher is preferred.

About Dow

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 fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. 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:

Dow Offers:

• Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

• 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

• 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

• Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Senior Health and Safety Technologist



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