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Process Operator

Company: Dow Chemical Company
Location: Prentiss
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Description Dow has exciting opportunities for Process Operators. These position are based at the world scale LP7 Polyethylene Gas Phase Plant at the Prentiss site, located near Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and may include international assignments supporting Univation licensee start-ups and demonstration runs. Job Summary: Operates assigned equipment or areas of the Plant. Performs and reports on operational related activities. Develops technical skills on the job to perform routine work activities using existing standard operating procedures. This is an entry level role. No prior experience required. Primary Responsibilities: * Follows 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. * Performs scheduled operational and related tasks and tasks that arise as a result of resolving unplanned events. * Works with shift team members and other shift teams to leverage skills and knowledge to balance workload ensuring assigned tasks are completed by due dates. * Conducts effective shift relief, as defined in facility specific operating discipline and tools, to ensure effective communication and handoff to arriving shift team. * Maintains qualification in assigned areas, per facility policy, and completes training goals in a timely manner. This includes using discretionary time to address skills and knowledge gaps. * Performs Immediate Response activities, as assigned. * Initiates and documents preliminary investigations according to plant specific process/criteria and participates in formal and informal Root Cause Investigations for events involved in or by request. * Tracks and utilizes the plant's key performance metrics on shift that are applicable to the Operating the Plant role to optimize operations and identify improvement opportunities. Uses process knowledge and skills to make improvements in plant performance and operating discipline. Proactively identifies improvements and opportunities utilizing the facility improvement processes, appropriate management of change processes and communication tools. * Performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate policies, procedures, processes and disciplines. * Travel in support of new build client needs around the world (design and construction reviews, on site start-up and post start-up support) * Participate on commissioning and start-up teams at licensee's site for a period of 3-6 months annually around the world * Participate in short term assignments around the world, one to three weeks, at our licensee's site for various catalyst demonstration runs. * Note: international assignments will be offered to those who are qualified for the specific Univation project. * Must be willing and able to meet all applicable requirements related to business travel (e.g., as to immigration and visa rules, public-health mandates, airline rules, etc.) into and out of (and physical presence in) various countries worldwide. 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: * Willing and able to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule. * Able to work overtime as needed. * Valid passport or ability to obtain one. * A minimum requirement for this Canada based position is the ability to work legally in the Canada. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position. 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. Preferred Qualifications: * Previous process operating experience Education: * High School diploma or equivalent is required. * A minimum requirement is an Alberta 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency. Skills and Abilities: * Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others. * Strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills. * Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals. * Demonstrates excellent decision making skills * Effectively manages multiple competing priorities. * Strong troubleshooting skills. * 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. * Proficient in the use of computers. * Proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel. * Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence. * Self-motivated. * Able to work with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment. * Strong work ethic. 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 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. At Dow, diversity and inclusion are inherent in our work environment. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee base - and helping each employee grow and develop as part of Dow's inclusive global community. Dow has an accommodation process in place to support employees with disabilities. 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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