R&D Technologist

Dow Chemical Carrollton, KY
The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for an R&D Technologist in Carrollton, Kentucky.

Job Summary:

We're looking for a practical and highly motivated individual who enjoys scientific challenge and implementing creative improvement solutions to join the Carrollton Process R&D team. As part of the team, you will significantly contribute to technology innovation for Growth, Cost and Sustainability Improvements of the Dow Performance Silicones, Basics Siloxane technology base.

Research and development technologist work includes: constructing and operating lab scale experiments, pilot scale systems and experiments, aimed at developing and scale up of new processes. In addition you will be part of both local and global research teams, contributing ideas/research, scientific rigor and technical know-how. The successful candidate will possess great communication skills – being able to present and communicate results and progress to technical teams locally and globally.

Responsibilities:

* Commitment to safety and work to build strong safety culture in all office, laboratory and related activities.

* Build new experimental set-ups to address problems or support technology development, hazard analysis and change management as necessary.

* Develop and implement experimental plans.

* Operate laboratory and pilot process experiments (start, monitor, and shut down), record and report results and observations, and some analysis of experimental results.

* Able to analyze data and make recommendations.

* Communicates results through verbal and written reports; presents data to R&D team members.

* Actively participate in work group team meetings to address safety, process improvement, problem solving, and other work group, department, and functional topics. May also participate in functional and/or business/customer teams relevant to supported technologies.

* Train new laboratory workers in lab practices, experimental procedures, set ups and techniques.

* Support procurement of parts and raw materials for laboratory use.

* Maintain a clean and safe laboratory – e.g., applying 5S principles.

* Perform laboratory chemical waste handling and packaging.

Required Qualifications:

* Have excellent communication and team work skills.

* Hands-on approach in a laboratory and small pilot scale environment.

* Ability to work independently with high level of demonstrated project execution.

* Ability to manage multiple tasks and have a sense of prioritization based on value and efficiency.

* Self-motivated, high initiative, and good time-management skills.

* Experience writing and documenting key learning and reports.

* Understanding of laboratory operation and basic Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) requirements such as safe operating procedures and management of change. Strong understanding and commitment to their own and the safety of others.

* 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Degree in Chemistry or Engineering.

* Experience with handling and working with hazardous chemicals.

* Background in R&D/process/instrumental labs.

* Experience with small hood-scale reactors and apparatus.

Education:

* Associate degree or higher in a science field of study is required.

OR

* 4 or more years of military training/experience in related laboratory/technical role.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

* Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

* An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

* Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

* 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

* Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.