Production Operator

Dow Chemical in Elizabethtown, KY

  • Industry: Manufacturing - Machine Repair And Maintenance
  • Type: Full Time
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Production Operator











Job Detail

Date Posted:Wed, 15 Jan 2020



Position::Production Operator



Schedule:Full time



Job Number:R2004632



Primary location:

Country:United States of America



State/Province:Kentucky



City:Elizabethtown (KY, USA)











Description



Dow has exciting opportunities forProduction OperatorsinElizabethtown, KY.Job Purpose:A Production operator at the Elizabethtown plant is expected to operate batch mixers, continuous compounding units, packaging lines, and/or powered industrial trucks. The production operator is expected to produce quality material while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and safety focus on their daily work.Responsibilities:





+ Assist or fully operate pail/drum filling operations



+ Operation of batch mixing equipment, continuous compounding units , packaging lines



+ Maintaining a clean and orderly workspace



+ Performs adjustment and minor repairs to equipment. Assist mechanics, electricians, and other building personnel with trouble shooting and repair.



+ Operates/interfaces with and has a general understanding of computer controlled equipment and processes.



+ Using hand, power, and pneumatic tools.



+ Hose changes, static mixer changes, flushing procedures, bulk changes, and all associated SAP transactions necessary to complete one order and move to the next.



+ General housekeeping duties.



+ Responsible for assuring that color and quality of material in the package meets or exceeds the customer's expectations



+ Communicate effectively across a diverse work group and across shifts through the use of email and computer based applications



+ Follow procedures and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation



+ Help create new procedures



+ Maintain regular attendance and be able to work various shifts and overtime as required



+ Perceive, identify, and respond to alarms



+ Wear appropriate personal protective equipment



+ May work outdoors and in inclement weather.



+ Perform basic troubleshooting tasks for process upsets



+ Fills out run sheets and other required documents completely and accurately per ISO standards





The Elizabethtown facility is a 24x7 operation. The shifts available will depend on the area of hire and business needs. Some areas have rotating shifts, others have 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Some units operate 7 days a week, while others operate 5 days a week. The manager(s) will do his/her best to offer you the shift of your preference, but cannot guarantee which shift you will be offered. In order to be considered for this role you must be available to work any and all shift, including a rotating shift and 3rd shift, along with overtime, weekends and holidays, as needed.







Required Qualifications:





+ 1 or more years of experience in a Manufacturing role OR 2 or more years of Military experience with a technical background.



+ Mechanical inclined.



+ Experience troubleshooting and analyzing technical equipment.



+ Self-motivated with a desire for career growth.



+ Ability to communicate to team via e-mail, as well as face-to-face individually and in team settings.



+ Data entry skills (basic computer skills).



+ Ability to arrive to work in enough time to be dressed and prepared to work by the start of the shift.



+ Problem-solving skills.



+ Time management.



+ Work in a team environment to meet team/site goals.



+ Strong work ethic.



+ Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others, with a proven history of addressing safety concerns and issues.



+ 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.









Physical Requirements:



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 lifting



+ Stand 50% of the time.



+ Walk for extended periods of time



+ Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.



+ Work in tight and closed in spaces.



+ Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to respirator.



+ Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.



+ Work in an area with hazardous materials



+ Able to work in all types of weather, including heat, cold, and rain.



+ Using hands to reach, grab, hold, etc.



+ Use foot controls



+ Balance



+ Do repetitive movements









Preferred Qualifications:









+ Associates degree or higher in Process Technology, or similar degree.



+ Previous experience working in a Chemical Manufacturing environment.



+ Previous experience as a Production Operator.



+ Previous experience in a Maintenance role.



+ Forklift experience.



+ Proficient in Microsoft applications and SAP.









Education:









+ High School diploma or equivalent is required.









**Dow 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.**This role will have an assessment to complete during the application process. Please allow 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete the assessment at the time of application. You will not be able to save your application for later. Even if you have taken this assessment before please click on the link. An assessment is required for each position you apply to.







Dow Offers:





+ A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits



+ 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

















About Dow



Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow's portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. 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 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 or you may call us at 1-800-###-####.
Associated topics: customer service, diagnose, field service, field service technician, machine maintenance, maintenance, maintenance mechanic, mechanical, service technician, troubleshoot

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