Dow Chemical Logistics Technical Advisor in Seadrift, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated individual to fill the role ofLogistics Technical AdvisorinSeadrift, Texas.

Job Summary:

The LP2/LP1F Technical advisor supports the three production trains at LP2 and 3 compounding lines at LP1F. The technical advisor is responsible for bins at LP2, LP1F, silos block, and 245. In addition, they have responsibility for equipment related to product loading, transloading, and unloading of hopper cars in these areas.

The Technical advisor reports directly to the Site Logistic Production Leader and must have strong plant knowledge and experience, have a very strong working knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) policies and procedures, have great teamwork skills, be well organized and effective at coordinating operations tasks, and ensure the Plant activities create value and are performed safely. The individual must utilize working knowledge of the process to coach and enhance the technical capabilities of the operations team by sharing experience, technical skills and knowledge, and developing new operating discipline as required. He or she must have strong organizational skills, be able to effectively multi-task, and coordinate the activities for the Startup and Shutdown Processes. This position serves as primary backup to the other Technical Advisors as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical/subject matter resource for the operation of loading/ unloading equipment in primary and back areas of responsibility

  • Works with the Production Plant, Supply Chain Planners and Quality Coordinators to understand the production needs and quality requirements of the products produced.

  • Coaches Plant personnel to resolve loading equipment and process issues.

  • Reviews Logbook entries, assigns follow up items, and ensures daily issues pertaining to equipment and Unplanned events are properly addressed.

  • Monitors cost center expenditures and meets with maintenance groups to determine the need/ extent of a repair.

  • Work with Maintenance Reliability Groups to help determine and develop equipment strategies for equipment used in loading products.

  • Follows up on equipment repairs to validate and confirm completion of repairs.

  • Facilitates or participates in root cause investigations on Quality Messages and EH&S issues.

  • Serve as Dow owner and follows-up on actions items assigned to site logistic contractors.

  • Initiates updates to equipment records and services for the equipment.

  • Works with maintenance contacts to assist in determining repairs and upgrades to equipment

  • Participates as required in product stewardship audits, customer visits, provide support to address and resolve customer needs.

  • Initiates and performs investigations in matters involving quality and EH&S incidents.

  • Review, revise, and maintain plant procedures, training/operating guides, and manuals

  • Forecast and communicates the need for big ticket maintenance items or expense needs for equipment.

  • Administers the performance certification walk through verification of understanding (field test) and participates in the Board of Review for site logistics contractors

  • Approve critical lifts, confined space entry, and Class A2, A1&SW-1 permits with Site Logistics.

  • Monitor container fill efficiency and update any communications and/or metrics

  • Periodically attend Plant Operation’s Staff meetings

  • Act as Plant hurricane coordinator and early returnee.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of experience in Operations.

  • Demonstrated strong communication and teamwork skills.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, troubleshooting, and interpersonal skills.

  • Successful candidate is expected to be able to work a flexible schedule and have the ability to work overtime occasionally based on coordinating event resolution in the plant or coordinating start up and shutdown activities.

  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills – inspire others and lead them through influence.

  • Organizational, time management, changing priorities.

  • Strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.

  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills, ability to prioritize appropriately.

  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.

  • Current, valid US drivers license.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to communicate with a very diverse population which is spread across the site.

  • Strong reading comprehension and listening skills.

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

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Have a high regard for personal safety 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.

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Frequent bending, twisting, stoop, reaching, and lifting

  • Stand 50% of the time.

  • Walk for extended periods of time

  • Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.

  • Work in tight and closed in spaces.

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to respirator.

  • Our safety equipment has weight restrictions. In order to qualify, you must be able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for someone who weighs 300 pounds or less.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience at the Seadrift site.

  • Proficient in computer use, particularly Microsoft Office; experience in the use of E-Log, MTL, and GEMTS.

  • Active participation on EH&S, productivity, and reliability improvement teams.

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.

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.

Title:

Logistics Technical Advisor

Location:

Texas-Seadrift

Requisition ID:

1812332