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The Dow Chemical Company

Chemical Process Operator

The Dow Chemical Company - South Charleston, WV

The Union Carbide Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has an opportunity for a Chemical Process Operator at our South Charleston, West Virginia, Triton plant.   Job Summary:  This job is responsible for operating equipment in an automated manufacturing environment where chemicals are being produced. Our Operators utilize chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to operate and troubleshoot the plant in a safe and efficient manner. Employee engagement and commitment to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) improvements is critical to the success of the site.  Responsibilities:  Utilize chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to operate and troubleshoot technical equipment in a safe and efficient manner.Respond to system messages.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.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.Serve on emergency/fire squad.Ensure compliance with all procedures, whether standard operating or safety aligned.Operate with an owner's mindset.Develop a culture of empowerment- meaning working within the boundaries' established through the work processes and technology that we operate at the site. QualificationsRequired Qualifications:  History of education or work activity that demonstrates an interest in chemistry, automation, and production methods.Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment where individuals often set priorities and complete work activities with minimal supervision.Strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.Mechanically adept and able to apply fundamentals of physical chemistry to properly operate, maintain and improve the performance of the equipment within their area of responsibility.Basic computer knowledge, including previous experience using Microsoft applications.Have a current, valid US driver's license Willing and able to work 12 hour, rotating shiftsStrong 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. 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 othersA 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 55 lbs.Frequent bending, reaching, and liftingStand 50% of the time.Walk for extended periods of timeWork at heights, climb stairs and ladders.Work in tight and closed in spaces.Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to goggles, steel-toed shoes, etc.Willing and able to wear and use respirators.Our safety equipment has weight restrictions. In order to qualify, you must be able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for someone who weighs 300 pounds or less.Preferred Qualifications: Industrial work experience in chemical or manufacturing industry.Experience operating Fork Lift, or other powered equipment.An Associate degree or higher of Applied Science in Process Technology degree (PTECH) or science related field (Biology, Chemistry, etc.).Four or more years of military experience/training in a related technical field. Education: High School diploma or equivalent is required.   About DowDuPontDowDuPont (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. 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. 

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The Dow Chemical Company


Chemical Process Operator The Dow Chemical Company - South Charleston, WV, United States


Location: South Charleston, WV

Company Profile:
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified 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 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 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