Manufacturing Operator

Dow Chemical Newark, DE
The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting job opportunity as a Manufacturing Operator for Polymeric Front End in Newark, DE. This position is to support Delaware Skiving Process.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

* Operate a variety of production machines utilizing programmed local and logic control.

* Operate independently under limited supervision to program and interact w/ equipment on a daily basis; utilize non-routine, moderately complex set-up and assembly.

* Responsible to off load and package intermediate and final products, as well as, waste.

* Safety – Ensure safety guidelines/rules are strictly followed; verify that certain preventive measures are in place before operating; wear required PPE; utilize heightened awareness for process safety due to blades; conduct monthly safety audits; recognize safety concerns and escalate via processes; maintains a safe, clean work area and participates in SHINE (5S PROGRAM) program.

* Quality - Take ownership for quality of product; conduct frequent product quality testing; perform routine checks for roughness / thickness; utilize strong attention to detail to determine timing of when certain processes need to be handled, while being cognizant of supply, demand, and temperature; respond to out of control points by either following established action plans for process disruptions or adjusting equipment as appropriate for equipment disruptions; provide excellent internal and external customer service.

* Handle operator identified preventive maintenance.

* Handle first-line troubleshooting such as equipment malfunctions, computer program issues, setting adjustments; involving appropriate other experts as needed

The Dow Chemical Company 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.

Required Qualifications:

* 1 or more years of experience operating machinery in an industrial setting.

* Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.

* Strong written and verbal communication skills.

* Good interpersonal skills are required.

* Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

* Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.

* A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

* Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

* Must be able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation.

* Must be willing and able to work in such environments wearing safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.

* Must be willing and able to wear and use respirators.

* Must be willing and able to work in such environments with frequent bending, reaching, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

* Must be willing and able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

* Must have a current, valid US driver's license.

* 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:

* Previous experience in a powered industrial truck (fork lift, pallet jack, etc).


* A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.

* Associate's degree in relevant field OR 4 years military experience preferred.

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

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