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Senior R&;D Scientific Glass Blowing Technician

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Our purpose Join a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity. We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company. Employing 36,500 individuals Across 109 manufacturing sites In over 31 countries Our portfolio of products and solutions include: Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants. Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more. Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability. Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time. Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations, and innovations on LinkedIn or Twitter We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this? Dow's Core Research and Development Engineering & Process Science capability has an exciting opportunity for a Senior R&D/TS&D Glass Blower Technician. In this role, you will partner with functions including Research and Development and Environmental Operations to design and fabricate custom and specialty borosilicate and quartz scientific glassware. This may involve working from sketches or design ideas without detailed drawings allowing you to use technical creativity. In addition, you will modify and repair laboratory glassware on-site, maintain inventory for the glass shop, and provide customer service for internal customers. As time allows, you will support other lab activities such as building glassware and metal experimental processes, conduct analytical testing and support routine experimentation for the Process Sciences Team. About you This role is located in Michigan Operations Research and Development campus in Midland, MI. The successful candidate for this role will partner with engineers and leadership to apply skills to conduct scientific glass blowing. You will also assume responsibility for working effectively in a team setting to manage safety and maintenance requirements. Also, you can complete each of the following tasks: Shares technical knowledge with researchers and other internal customers in the installation, use, and safe handling of glassware Fabricates, designs, modifies, and repairs scientific equipment to support research projects Answers questions and provides technical information on glassware Supports troubleshooting efforts to define and resolve problems Leads the operations and/or management of the glass shop Follows safety standards and ensures routine maintenance of equipment in shop Supports other lab activities such as building glassware and metal experimental processes, conducts analytical testing, supporting routine experiments Required qualifications A minimum of 5 years of experience in a fully equipped glass laboratory (borosilicate and quartz), experience with operation a variety of related equipment, understanding of safety protocols as related to the use of pressurized gasses and open flames and related hazards At minimum High School Diploma or GED. 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. Willing and able to meet physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations: Wear all required personal protective equipment Perform frequent bending, reaching, and heavy lifting, climb stairs/ladders and working at heights as well as standing or walking for extended periods of time Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include: Knowledgeable with Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel Demonstrating competencies in the areas of: leadership, initiative, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness Ensuring a safe work environment by working safely and, complying with environmental, health and safety standards Strong work ethic and being able to remain productive in an empowered team environment Additional notes No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process We do not offer relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur To apply Sign in or create your account. Make sure your resume is accessible. Easily link your LinkedIn Profile to load your resume when logging into apply. What can we accomplish together? Apply to find out! Dow Offers: A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefitsOn-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 DowDow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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 applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or 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 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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