Dow Chemical Process Operators in Midland, Michigan

The Dow Chemical Company’s Michigan Operationshas exciting opportunities forProcess Operatorsfor our manufacturing facilities in theGreat Lakes Bay Region.

The Michigan Operations team is looking for top-caliber, technically capable Process Operators who are focused on safety, embrace change, make informed decisions, possess self-confidence and leadership skills and are lifelong learners.

Process Operators will be responsible for:

  • Operating process related equipment and plant process control systems in a safe environmentally responsible manner

  • Optimizing plant performance by monitoring process equipment and conditions using information systems including; process levels, temperatures, pressures and flow rates

  • Collecting and reporting plant measurements related to performance, asset utilization, quality, costs yields, environmental health and safety (EH&S), production rates, etc.

  • Performing field checks, adjusting control systems and manually operated equipment based on process and lab data.

  • Determining root causes of deviations in process, product or equipment performance through use of troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis.

  • Identifying opportunities for improvement and implements improvements when appropriate

  • Analyzing laboratory and sampling results to maintain process and quality standards as well as learning a variety of chemical processes and develop ideas to improve them.

  • Responsible for performing process equipment troubleshooting, routine equipment repairs, improvements and preventative maintenance.

  • Performing daily tasks efficiently using the appropriate computer tools and software.

  • Ensuring operational activities and process performance are aligned with plant and business goals.

  • Completing individual duties with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.

Job Details:

  • These positions have a minimum starting hourly rate of $16.15 -$23.95 per hour with potential career progression.

  • Potential for overtime opportunities

  • Eligible for an additional $0.50 per hour if assigned to a role that covers 24/7 rotating shifts.

  • Benefits (medical, dental, 401K, vacation / et al.) are available upon hire.

Required qualifications (must possess one or more of the following):

  • Chemical Process FastStart certificate obtained from Delta College

  • Associate's degree in Chemical Process or Chemical Technology

  • 4 years military experience in a technical field (i.e. mechanical, electronic or technology based training)

  • 4 years manufacturing experience

Other Requirements:

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

  • Be willing and able to work all applicable shifts on a rotating basis (including weekends & holidays) and work overtime when needed.

  • Be able to pass a functional physical testing and be able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for 300 pounds or less.

  • Be able to lift 50 pounds, lift hoses, bolt flanges and operate valves and similar equipment routinely.

  • Communicate effectively across a diverse work group

  • Follow procedures and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation

  • Perceive, identify, and respond to plant and site alarms

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

  • Must have a current, valid, United States driver license.

  • Pass a drug screen if job offer is received and accepted.

  • A minimum requirement of 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

Candidates must be willing and able to work in environments that include:

  • Working in tight or closed-in spaces

  • Climbing stairs/ladders and working at heights

  • Standing or walking for extended periods of time.

  • Working in environments with frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.

  • Working outdoors and in inclement weather

  • Wearing safety equipment, such as respirators, earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes (safety equipment will be provided by Dow).


Potential opportunities at multiple locations within the Great Lakes Bay Region: Auburn, Hemlock and Midland, Michigan.

  • Location will be determined based on business needs

  • There is no relocation assistance for this position.

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 in late 2018 or early 2019. 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.


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