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Company Name : Dow
Company Location : Elizabethtown, KY
Job Position : Production Operator
Job Category : Jobs in Kentucky

Job Description :

Our purpose
Join 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 individuals
  • Across 109 manufacturing sites
  • In over 31 countries

portfolio of products and solutions


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 (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom). 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 exciting opportunities for Production Operators in Elizabethtown, KY.

About You:

A Production operator at the Elizabethtown plant is expected to operate batch mixers, continuous compounding units, packaging lines, and/or powered industrial trucks. The production operator is expected to produce quality material while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and safety focus on their daily work. Future opportunities could include operating assigned equipment to ensure safe, quality, and efficient operation of the entire plant. This includes transferring and loading packaged goods onto dry van trailers, unloading raw materials from tanker trucks and operating yard trucks to move empty/full trailers and tankers.

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Operation of batch mixing equipment, continuous compounding units, packaging lines
  • Assist or fully operate pail/drum filling operations
  • Follow procedures and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Performs adjustment and minor repairs to equipment. Assist mechanics, electricians, and other building personnel with trouble shooting and repair.
  • Participate in and write Safe Work Permits
  • Follow Lock Out/Tag Out and Return to Operation (RTO) procedures
  • Operates/interfaces with and has a general understanding of computer controlled equipment and processes.
  • Communicate effectively across a diverse work group and across shifts through the use of email and computer based applications
  • Hose changes, static mixer changes, flushing procedures, bulk changes, and all associated SAP (computer) transactions necessary to complete one order and move to the next.
  • Fills out run sheets and other required documents completely and accurately per ISO standards
  • Responsible for assuring that color and quality of material in the package meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly workspace.
  • General housekeeping duties.
  • Help create new procedures
  • Maintain regular attendance and be able to work various shifts and overtime as required
  • Perform basic troubleshooting tasks for process upsets.
  • Perceive, identify, and respond to alarms
  • Using hand, power, and pneumatic tools.
  • May work outdoors and in inclement weather.
The Elizabethtown facility is a 24×7 operation. The shifts available will depend on the area of hire and business needs. Some areas have rotating shifts, others have 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Some units operate 7 days a week, while others operate 5 days a week. The manager(s) will do his/her best to offer you the shift of your preference, but cannot guarantee which shift you will be offered. In order to be considered for this role you must be available to work any and all shift, including a rotating shift and 3rd shift, along with overtime, as needed.
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND one of the following:
    • Associates degree or higher in Process Technology, or similar degree.
    • 4 or more years of experience in an Operations, Maintenance, Site Logistics, Quality, or Security role within a manufacturing environment OR
    • 4 or more years of Military training/experience
  • Able to work overtime as needed.
  • 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.
Physical Requirements:
Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:
  • Lift, push, and pull.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting
  • Stand and 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.
  • Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.
  • Work in an area with hazardous materials
  • Able to work in all types of weather, including heat, cold, and rain.
  • Using hands to reach, grab, hold, etc.
  • Use foot controls
  • Balance
  • Do repetitive movements
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working in a Chemical Manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience as a Production Operator.
  • Previous experience in a Maintenance role.
  • Forklift experience.

Your Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Mechanical inclined.
  • Experience troubleshooting and analyzing technical equipment.
  • Ability to communicate to team via e-mail, as well as face-to-face individually and in team settings.
  • Data entry skills (basic computer skills).
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and SAP.
  • Self-motivated with a desire for career growth.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Time management.
  • Work in a team environment to meet team/site goals.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others, with a proven history of addressing safety concerns and issues.
Note: The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime and holidays as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.
**Dow 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 costs incurred.**
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 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

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