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Dow Chemical Production Operator in Kendallville, Indiana

Production Operator

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Date Posted:Wed, 16 Sep 2020

Position:Production Operator

Schedule:Full time

Job Number:R2009701

Primary location:

Country:United States of America


City:Kendallville (IN, USA)


Dow has exciting job opportunity for a Production Operator in Kendallville, IN.

The Production Operator will primarily operate mixers, mills, weigh-up and extruders according to production Standard Operating Procedure's (SOP), equipment/process and associated tasks.


• Weigh-up, mix, and mill rubber according to the process order and SOP specifications, including run times.• Meet ISO requirements such as WI-059 SOP Tolerance and WI-61 Weigh-Up Tolerance.• Operate primary and associated equipment safely and efficiently according to equipment and process SOP.• Follow production schedule sequence.• Maintain housekeeping per the 5S program.• Complete assigned training as required including safety meetings.• Miscellaneous other production-related tasks as assigned on an as-required basis.• Operate extruders when required to maintain productivity and extruder uptime.• Cooperate with the Production Representative and QA/Reliability on questions or corrective actions.

The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation assistance for 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.

Required Qualifications:

• Must be willing and able to work 2nd (3pm-11pm)• Complete multiple tasks and see them through completion.• Work independently, with excellent time management and judgment in prioritization skills.• React rapidly to evolving issues and dynamic scheduling situations with utmost discretion.• Collaborate effectively in team, department, or other work group situations.• Must be able to read, write, and speak English.• 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.

Additional required knowledge/skills/abilities include:

• Coordination- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.• Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.• Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.• Time Management- Managing one's own time and the time of others.• Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.• Problem Sensitivity- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.• Mechanical- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Physical Requirements:

Must be willing and able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation.• Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes• Wear and use respirators.• Perform frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.• Work in tight or closed-in spaces.• Stand or walk for extended periods of time.


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


This role will have an assessment to complete during the application process. Please allow 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete the assessment at the time of application. You will not be able to save your application for later.

Even if you have taken this assessment before please click on the link. An assessment is required for each position you apply to.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • 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

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. 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 and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroomon Twitter.

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 or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.