Dow Chemical Activity Coordinator / Gate Keeper in South Charleston, West Virginia

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for anActivity Coordinator / Gate KeeperinSouth Charleston, West Virginia, to support the West Virginia Operations (WVO) Infrastructure.

The Infrastructure Activity Coordinator / Gate Keeper (AC/GK) is responsible for safe, reliable operation of shared assets within WVO Infrastructure. The AC/GK also ensures that maintenance work is planned and carried out in a manner that is safe, effective, and value added.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with plant personnel and expertise centers to coordinate, prioritize and schedule plant activities and shutdowns.

  • Ensures value added and complete work requests are generated.

  • Understands the department strategy, budget, business objectives, value added criteria and daily operations.

  • Provides a resource within the department to ensure maintenance activities create value and are schedule in an optimal manner.

  • Communicate plant status to key stakeholders.

  • Ensure electronic tools are utilized effectively.

  • Develop and implement operating discipline as needed to ensure safe and reliable operations.

  • Ensure appropriate resources are allocated to perform tasks and activities

  • Schedule plant activities.

  • Provide guidance to plant operations for equipment troubleshooting and planning/scheduling/resourcing of work.

  • Utilize Management of Change process appropriately.

  • Manage the active maintenance and operations backlog.

  • Ensure both the Operate Plant and Global Maintenance Work Processes are followed and activities are appropriately aligned.

  • Develop equipment maintenance plans and support plant maintenance strategy.

  • Support Infrastructure excavation needs by planning jobs and coordinating permitting process.

  • Manage work within department budget.

  • Accurately forecast spending within 5% and manage unplanned work to achieve that result.

  • Participate in weekend/holiday on-call schedule.

  • Availability during off-hours to assist with operations issues as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Six (6) or more years of experience in an Operations or Maintenance role.

  • Current, valid US driver's license.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to communicate well, verbally and in writing, and have strong reading comprehension and listening skills.

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

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

  • Able to work independently and show high initiative.

  • A self-starter who is self-motivated and can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

  • Able to work within an empowered team environment.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience using SAP and electronic tools

  • Working knowledge of the Global Maintenance Work Process and Global Turnaround Work Process

  • Experience with planning and execution of daily work and expense and capital projects

  • Proficient in Dow tools, including OPD and SAP/ECC.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and compliance with Dow’s Life Critical Standards.

  • An Associate's degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Operations, Maintenance or similar field is an asset.

  • Four (4) or more years of military training/experience in Operations or Maintenance, or similar field is an asset.


  • A minimum of an High School Diploma or GED is required.

About DowDuPont:

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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.


Activity Coordinator / Gate Keeper


West Virginia-South Charleston

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