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Dow Chemical Junior Pilot Plant Technician in South Charleston, West Virginia

Junior Pilot Plant Technician

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Date Posted:Thu, 10 Jun 2021

Position:Junior Pilot Plant Technician

Schedule:Full time

Job Number:R2017199

Primary location:

Country:United States of America

State/Province:West Virginia

City:South Charleston (WV, USA)


Dow has an exciting opportunity for aJr. Pilot Plant Technician in South Charleston, WV.Job Summary:

The Jr Pilot Plant Technician role will support the 24/7 operation of the Polymers R&D Pilot Plant facility in South Charleston, WV. The individual will work as part of a team on a rotating shift schedule to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the facility. This role will support both inside through operation of the distributed control system and outside tasks, such as manual operation of chemical processing equipment.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Works within strict guidelines and a defined area to ensure safe and efficient operation of assigned plant areas.

  • Operates and field checks process equipment, and monitors process conditions, equipment, and control systems in a defined area.

  • Performs tasks assigned to operations as per Master Task List e.g. Field checks, equipment preparation, samples, etc.

  • Develop basic trouble shooting skills to resolve process related deviations and problems.

  • Monitors, collects, and inputs plant metrics for Statistical Process Control, asset utilization, conversion costs, production yields, and identifies opportunities for plant optimization.

  • Develop skills to performs process equipment troubleshooting, minor repairs, improvements and preventative maintenance.

  • Seeks guidance and training from Sr. Pilot Plant Technicians and Technologists.

  • Develop foundational understanding of Life Critical Standards, operate plant discipline, and facility safety culture.

  • Completes all assigned training per facility training plan.

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:

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.

  • Able to use appropriate judgment in escalation or when to involve other resources in decision making or processing

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Able to work weekends, holidays, overtime as needed.

  • 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.

  • Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.

  • Work in an area with hazardous materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years in a chemical or petro chemical manufacturing plant.

  • A self-starter who can identify, prioritize, and accomplish.

  • Ability to collaborate, negotiate, and facilitate decision – making high stress turnaround environment.


  • A High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Associates Degree with emphasis in Chemistry, Biology, or similar technology related area .

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.

  • Have strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.

  • Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrates excellent decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize appropriately.

  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.

  • Has strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Has strong written and verbal communication 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 independently with minimal supervision within an empowered team environment.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Safety focused.

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 visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom (https://twitter.com/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 onwww.dow.com.

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 http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.