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Material Handler - Represented/Tariff

Company: Dow
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Our purposeJoin 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 individualsAcross 109 manufacturing sitesIn over 31 countriesOur 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 has an exciting opportunity for a Material Handler-Represented/Tariff in Knoxville, TN.About youThe Dow Knoxville Site is part of the Dow Coating Materials business, producing primary polymer components of paint, adhesives, and other products. This role is in the Raw material department, the starting point for marshalling and offloading our raw materials into relevant storage systems.Your Key ResponsibilitiesLeads and performs the unloading of rail cars and tank trucks of raw materials.Demonstrates ownership of the safety and productivity of their areaDemonstrates collaboration with their team to ensure the safety and productivity of the entire site.Consistently treats other team members with respect, and constantly helps to build and maintain an inclusive environment for all site employees.Learns and follows Dow and Knoxville plant policies, principles, procedures, standards, and practices.Operates and monitors the health of process equipment, such as pumps, valves, hoses, and instrument.Monitors process conditions, key performance metrics, equipment, and control systems and makes decisions relevant to safety and productivity.Conducts troubleshooting of equipment, chemistry, and process issues and works to resolve them safely and effectively.Performs minor repairs of equipment.Conducts effective shift relief, with seamless handoffs at the beginning and end of each shift.Maintains qualification in assigned areas and completes training goals in a timely manner.Proactively fills gaps in personal skills and knowledge by asking questions and seeking out help.Mentors and trains others.Works safely, quickly, and effectively with a team to resolve emergency situations.Honestly and proactively communicates operating errors in order to safely resolve unplanned events.Works on root cause investigation teams to identify preventative actions after unplanned events.Proactively identifies improvement opportunities.Expectation to add skills and qualifications in isolation of energy (red tagging, lock-out/tag-out), safe work permit writing, confined space rescue and shift activity coordination.Required qualificationsA minimum of a High School Diploma or GED and one of the following is requiredValid US Driver's License. This is required in order to operate yard trucks. Willing to work overtime and a various shift schedule. 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 safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoesWear and use respiratorsPerform frequent bending, reaching, and liftingWork in tight or closed-in spacesClimb stairs/ladders and work high off the groundStand or walk for extended periods of timeManeuver drums and powder bags using available ergonomic assistance equipmentThis role does involve elevated work greater than or equal to four feet above the ground.Your preferred qualifications include:Logistics experience is preferredProcess Technician CertificationRelevant Associate degree, or military experience or higher is preferredControl system experience (e.g. Siemens, DeltaV, etc.)Aspen Process Explorer experienceFork truck or forklift certificationMechanical, maintenance experienceProficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and ExcelYour skills, knowledge, and abilities include:Experience working within and leading teamsStrong written and verbal communication skillsStrong multi-tasking, problem-solving, and time management skillsExperience with proactive identification, prioritization, and execution of multiple tasksAdditional notesNo visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) processWe 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 incurEssential functions of this position may require, among other things, that you use particular types of equipment such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby your own weight, plus the weight of tools and other items and materials, must not exceed a certain threshold. (For example, some types of safety equipment may be rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds total.) In the event a job offer for this position were (conditionally) extended and provides for a pre-employment medical examination, you will be appropriately evaluated regarding your ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.To applySign 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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