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Local College Co-op - Elastomers Tech Assistant

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 11, 2022

Job Description:

Dow has an exciting part-time cooperative education job opportunity available in Midland, MI. This position is open to qualified and highly-committed college students enrolled in a fully accredited college or university located very close to the Dow Midland Site. Unlike a short-term internship project outside of school terms, this particular role is a long-term, year-round, undergraduate student position -- at least one full year in duration -- while the student is simultaneously taking classes toward an undergraduate degree. This opportunity offers the student valuable professional work experience in a dynamic, multi-national corporation interfacing with colleagues and leaders in many different roles. This program is designed for academically successful students who meet ALL of the specific job and co-op program requirements listed below and who can simultaneously succeed both in school and in a professional work environment.Required & Preferred QualificationsStudent pursuing science majors will be the best fit for this position.Student must be able to deliver a quality work product, pay attention to details, prioritize tasks, and follow through on details to completion.Candidate must be efficient and productive and be able to keep up with deadlines committed to.Student should be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done, ask for clarity or additional instruction when needed, and be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with the team.Student should be flexible, cooperative and have a positive attitude.Comfortable working with chemistry, solid appreciation of safety, history of building/fabricating (either job or hobby related), strong teamwork and networking skills, willingness to take ownership of small laboratory projects, skilled in measurement taking and recording, some laboratory experience (academic or industrial)Key Job ResponsibilitiesWorking closely with the operations team and leveraging their problem-solving skills and technical expertise to resolve issues.Help to deliver optimum process performance by gathering and referencing historical data and conferring with Technology Center or other subject matter experts (SMEs).Assist with implementation of process automation deliverables to optimize plant performance.Partner with experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve and document operating discipline.Assist in diagnosing and documenting root causes of asset utilization losses in the facility.Conduct daily review of logbook and alarm history to better understand the plant operation and stay engaged with daily activities.Maintain and review daily Key Process Indicators (KPI)/ trends to ensure optimum performance.Assist in investigations of unplanned events and help with implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.Assist with diagnosis and optimization in plant raw material efficiency, which may include storage organization, yield or waste generation.Assist in environmental reporting and modeling to maintain compliance with plant operating permits including environmental regulations.Critical Requirements of the Local Student Co-Op ProgramHigh school diploma/GED and already enrolled at an accredited college or university located close to the Midland Dow site, pursuing an undergraduate degree.Successfully complete a minimum of 6 credit hours per term during both the Fall and Winter terms (-Sept-Apr).Seeking high performing student with strong GPAs of 3.000+; however, a minimum 2.700+ term and cumulative GPA on a 4.000 scale is required at ALL times - both to enter and to continue working in the Dow co-op program. Attach a screen capture from your school's website or a copy of your most recent transcripts/grade report showing classes and recent GPAs to this application. Eligibility to continue in this cooperative education program is checked every term.Able to begin work very soon, usually within 3 weeks of the job offer, and work year-round at least 20 hours each week ONLY during our regular business hours (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri...max 8 hours/day and 30/week during school).Commit to the role for at least 1 full calendar year (BEFORE completing classes for your stated undergraduate degree or BEFORE transferring out of the area). Students available longer than one year before completing their degree program are preferred and advantaged. Reliable attendance and punctuality in commuting to work daily or at least 3 days a week; therefore, dependable transportation, dedication and time management skills are absolutely required. Registered/enrolled in their school's Cooperative Education Program before the first day at Dow and comply with the school's policies/requirements, in addition to Dow's, for the duration of co-op employment. Any current Dow college co-ops wishing to transfer into this role must have been in their current role at least one full year, must have at least one full year left before graduating or transferring out of the area, and must have supervisor approval before applying to each Dow co-op job posting.Candidates who receive a job offer will be required to pass a background check and drug screen/medical evaluation and will verify school-related requirements and I-9 documentation before being hired into Dow.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.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.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 *.

Keywords: Dow, Midland , Local College Co-op - Elastomers Tech Assistant, Other , Midland, Michigan

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