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Pilot Plant Operating Technician

Company: Dow
Location: Ringwood
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Pilot Plant Operating Technician in Ringwood, IL.As a Pilot Plant Operating Technician, you would safely operate batch reactors, processing equipment such as valves, pumps, reflux columns, heat exchangers, and packaging equipment at the Ringwood Scale-Up Pilot Plant, in order to produce high quality commercial and development products. The successful candidate will become part of a rotating shift team responsible for all aspects of plant production operation.Key Responsibilities Include:Follows Operating Discipline principles, procedures, and practices to ensure safe and efficient operation in the Pilot PlantMonitor the batch process conditions, equipment and control systems.Recording of batch variables and observations, data logging manually and into the SAP computer system or spreadsheets.Performs tasks assigned to operations (eg, field checks, safety inspections, preparation of equipment for maintenance, pulling samples, housekeeping etc.)Uses skills to make improvements in plant performance, quality, and Operating Discipline.Perform basic process equipment troubleshooting, resolve-myself minor repairs and improvements, utilizing appropriate processes and disciplines.Participates on continuous improvement teams focused on safety, environment, quality, or other plant performance measures.Participates in all relevant Site and Plant training programs.Uses communication tools (ie. Logbook, e-mail, report forms) to communicate safety & process problems/concerns.Critical Success FactorsDemonstrate the highest ethical, quality and safety standardsDemonstrate a good understanding of plant safety and maintenance systems such as the Life Critical Standards and applicabilityPersonal values aligned with DOW expectations in respect for people, be a team playerComputer proficiency a plus (Ms Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point)Handling of hazardous and non-hazardous materials and their associated waste.Operating cleaning procedures for reactors and processing equipment, knowledge of waste handling, labelling, and storage procedures.Drumming of finished liquid product into totes, 55 gal. drums, and 5 gal. pails.Forklift truck operation capabilities.Loading and blending of wet or dry materials, product filtering and screening.Sampling of raw materials and/or finished goods.Performing all work safely and injury-free.Must actively participate in improving department and plant safety performance.Must attend and participate in Ringwood Plant Programs/Training as required, such as Department and Site Safety, Behavioral Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, etc.Issue Safe Work PermitsBe the Job representative/Facility Rep on Red Tag Masters, Build Red Tag Masters.Use Return To Operations discipline to properly return equipment to operations.Follow the Procedure Use PolicyComply with Dow Document Management SystemDevelop, Review and Own ProceduresUse Management Of Change tool when implementing any changesParticipate on RCI's.Participate on plant wide teamsParticipate on goal setting processConduct verbal/in-person shift turnover with detailed shift change communicationWrite Work OrdersParticipate on Projects (Kaizen and Engineering)Be a team player, always respect co-workersTrain new hires or co-workers on a new process**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 test sessions or interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.**Required QualificationsHigh school diploma or GED is required.Able to work either an 8 or 12 hour rotating shift schedule. 5 day work week, additional overtime work may be required, including occasional weekends.Basic computer knowledge and skills for accurately entering data into the SAP system, using e-mail and other plant computer software.Able to read, write and verbally communicate in English.Able to calculate various measurements using basic math skills.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) processPhysical Requirements:Able to wear Personal Protective Equipment including safety shoes, safety glasses with side shields, hard hats, and company provided clothing. Dust masks, rubber gloves, face shields, respirator, and other protective equipment must be worn when required. Facial hair around the sealing surface of the respirator is not allowed.Able to lift up to 25Kg/55 lbs.Able to manually move 500 pound drums after proper physical training and with mechanical assist.Able to climb and descend ladders and stairs safely.Sufficient dexterity and strength to operate process equipment, turn valves, handle hoses for transferring product etc.Able to operate hand tools, such as drills, pliers, screwdrivers, and scrapers.Able to read and understand process sheets containing product process directions and safety precautions.Able to write legibly and record results accurately.Required to stand up to 90% of working day with frequent walking, intermittent stopping and bending while operating equipment, drumming, etc.Able to tolerate periodic hot, inside working conditions or cold outside conditions.Have no known sensitivity or history of skin or respiratory allergies to dust, dirt, or chemicals to which there may be workplace exposure if an allergic reaction could create a safety or health hazard.Able to hear process, fire and fork truck alarms; also, plant page system.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment.Experience in the operation and minor maintenance of machinery.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 leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. 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 care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities 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 or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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