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Production Technician

Company: Dow
Location: Deer Park
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Our purposeJoin a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.Employing 36,500 individualsAcross 109 manufacturing sitesIn over 31 countriesOur portfolio of products and solutions include:Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more.Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations, and innovations on LinkedIn or Twitter We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician in our Lone Star Operations owned by Rohm and Haas, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and is proud to operate and be a partner in the Deer Park community.About youThe plant operates an emulsion reactor which produces more than twenty polymers' products. These products are sold into the coatings, building and construction, paper, textiles, and adhesives markets. We are looking for top-caliber, technically capable Operator Technicians who embrace change, adapt fast, make decisions quickly, possess self-confidence and are lifelong learners. These positions require a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship. Production Technicians perform a variety of tasks as required in the operation of the Lone Star Site. We will provide all necessary tools and training.Your Key ResponsibilitiesFollows Operating Discipline policies, principles, procedures, standards and practices to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of assigned plant areas. Ensures adequate operating discipline is available for all planned and unplanned activities.Operates and field checks process equipment. Monitors process conditions, key performance metrics, equipment and control systems and makes appropriate decisions to maintain and/or achieve desired rates and conditions aligned with Plant/Site/Business goals.Product loading of railcars, tank trucks, isotainers, and flexitanks (bladder tanks)Product unloading hazardous and non-hazardous materialsProduct storage operations; hose switching station operations; scale house operations; railcar cleaning.Enters Load In, Load Complete, and Shipment Complete in SAP for all shipmentsCompletes Tank transfers, switching and monitoringPerforms scheduled operational and related tasks and tasks that arise as a result of resolving unplanned events.Performs Autonomous Maintenance, including minor repairs and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate policies, procedures, processes and disciplines.Lift hoses, bolt flanges and operate valves and similar equipment including the proper clearing and isolation of equipmentOffload packaged raw materials in the warehouse; date and put away raw materials in the warehouse; rotate raw materials in the warehouse; label lines; paint and clean as time permits.Completes filter/strainer changes as required.Prepares equipment for maintenance (including isolation of energy sources, line and equipment opening)Issues Safe Work Permits for all types of unit maintenancePerforming routine operation of basic control systems and devices to monitor levels, temperatures, pressures and flow rates and transfer of productsWeigh/pump up of materials for batch preparationsManual addition of raw materials to processParticipates on Empowered TeamsFollow operating discipline, procedures, and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation of assigned dutiesTroubleshoot process, product quality, safety, and environmental problems and identify equipment requiring maintenance.Participate in daily meetings.Maintain unit housekeepingFollow the MPWP, and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and Operating Discipline Management System (ODMS) procedures and practices.Required qualificationsHigh School Diploma or GED AND one (1) of the following are required:Associates Degree or higher in any field with a minimum of: 1 semester of College Algebra, 4 semesters of Science/Technology (computer, chemistry, biology, physics, environmental, mechanical) and 2 semesters of communication classes (computer, English, speech). Will consider 4 or more years of Military experience in lieu of a degree.Associates Degree plus a Process Technology Certification.5 or more years of manufacturing experience as a Production Technician/Operator with demonstrated strong technical, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.Willing to adhere to all safety standards, including the smoke-free and drug-free workplace policy.Current, valid US driver's license.Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.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).Willing and able to meet physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.Stand, walk, stoop, and twist.Stand 50% of the time.This role does involve elevated work greater than or equal to four feet above the ground.Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:Willing to adhere to all safety standards, including the smoke-free and drug-free workplace policy.Basic computer skills and be willing to learn new systems.Able to anticipate changes that will be required to complete projects.Willing and able to learn and successfully operate various mechanical machines, both manual and automated equipment.Able to read, write and comprehend documents in English.Good technical skills to learn and grow, keeping current with new automation and technology operating both mechanical lift equipment and computer software programs.Additional notesNo visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.We do not offer relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur.Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that the employee use particular types of equipment such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby the individual's own weight, plus the weight of tools and other items and materials, must not exceed a certain threshold. (For example, some types of safety equipment may be rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds total.) In the event a job offer for this position were (conditionally) extended and provides for a pre-employment medical examination, the individual will be appropriately evaluated in regard to their ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.To applySign in or create your account.Make sure your resume is accessible. Easily link your LinkedIn Profile to load your resume when logging into apply.What can we accomplish together? Apply to find out!Dow Offers: A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefitsOn-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 DowDow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or on Twitter . click apply for full job details

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