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Veterans Preferred - Production Technician

Company: The Dow Chemical Company
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Dow has an exciting opportunities for Production Technicians in Marietta, GA.

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to complete production batches safely, on time, and within specification. Technicians work within and across Zones on the manufacturing floor. Filling customer orders through the block scheduling process is the primary goal of all technicians on the manufacturing floor. Position would also require the technician to be able load and unload tank trucks and rail cars.


  • Safely and Accurately Complete batches per production / block schedule and standard Operating Discipline.
  • Execute assigned work using batch ticket and detailed procedures
  • Assume ownership of assigned work. Follow batches through to completion.
  • Check QC progress, packaging needs to keep batches moving. Overtime may be required to complete batches. Status of Batches should be noted on block schedule, (i.e., Complete, Ready to Package, Incomplete). Reason for exceptions to block schedule should be noted in log.
  • Accountable to Production Coordinator for daily activity. Job Performance is monitored by the Production Coordinator, Production Engineer, (and others); but Managed by the Operations Leader.
  • Perform job duties to satisfactory levels in support of the business and the team. This includes prompt arrival at start of shift, appropriate breaks, and adequate communication between shifts to ensure safe and accurate completion of batches.
  • Cooperates with associated functions to support the business: QC Lab, Site Logistics, EH&S and R&D. Knows, understands, and contributes to Plant goals.
  • Schedule Vacation and Time off per the site policy. Keep Production Coordinator informed of all attendance issues.
  • Complete Safety and Compliance Checks as directed. Use proper PPE and perform Housekeeping as required.
  • Attends/completes training as directed.
  • Once Red Tag User (LO/TO) and Safe Work Permitting (SWP) trained, performs LO/TO and SWP duties as needed.
  • All employees are expected to participate as team members in their area of work or an area of interest.
  • Intervenes with unsafe behavior and coaches teammates to do the same.
  • Dow does Not Tolerate Unsafe Acts. Coaches teammates to correct behavior and if necessary reports unsafe acts immediately to EH&S Delivery and leadership.
  • Responds to Emergencies, Leak, or Spill as directed by the Crisis
  • Response Leader or Emergency Response Team.
  • Participates in Root Cause Investigations and volunteers for corrective actions.
  • Helps to provide training for new employees in area of expertise.
  • Works with the Production Coordinator/Production Engineer to properly document Operating Discipline through procedures and training documentation.
  • Performs initial troubleshooting to best of ability before involving Production Coordinator / Supervision.

    The person hired in this role will work an 8 hour rotating shift (6 AM -2:30 PM, 2 PM -10:30 PM) Monday -- Friday or a permanent third shift (10 PM - 6:30 AM) as agreed with the supervisor and weekends as needed. This is a hands-on role that requires repetitive tasks, troubleshooting and extreme care and safety. Due to the complexity of the role the person hired will be expected to stay in the role for a minimum of 2 years.

    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.

    Required Qualifications:
    • 2 or more years of experience in a manufacturing or industrial role OR 4 or more years of military experience.
    • Current, valid US driver's license to drive a forklift.
    • Work overtime as needed.
    • 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).

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Associates degree or higher in Chemical Technology, Manufacturing Processing, or Chemical Processing.
      • Previous experience in a chemical or petro-chemical manufacturing environment.
      • Hazmat experience.

        Physical Requirements:
        Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:
        • Work outside in all types of weather, including extreme heat and cold, rain, etc
        • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as: respirators, protective clothing, face masks, goggles, boots, etc. The respirator will require a clean shaven face.
        • Lift, push, and pull.
        • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.
        • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
        • Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.
        • Work in tight and closed in spaces.No known sensitivities to chemicals.
        • 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.

          • High School Diploma or GED is required.

            Skills and Abilities:
            • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
            • Strong reading comprehension and listening skills.
            • Able to work within an empowered team environment.
            • Able to follow procedures and processes.
            • Able to follow all safety processes.
            • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.
            • Proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel.
            • Able to work with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment.
            • Strong work ethic.
            • Safety focused.

              **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.**

              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 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 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 .

                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 or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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