Operations Leader
Dow

Hahnville, Louisiana

Posted in Manufacturing and Production


Job Info


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

Our 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 (@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?

About you

As an Operations Leader for Dow, you have shared responsibility and accountability for plant assets, personnel, and achievement of the plant to meet our site vision to be an inspired and inclusive site that collaborates closely with businesses to deliver safe and reliable operations for our employees, community, and Dow. You deliver business and administrative leadership to an empowered, work process driven, plant organization. You are a champion for inclusion and diversity, with proven excellent people leadership skills. You must be passionate about elimination of severe events through excellent LCS, process safety implementation, and provide leadership to the plant operations team which includes both professional individual contributors and administrative, technical and / or operational supports employees. You act as the primary back-up to the Production Leader. You have accountability for the performance and results of the team. As a leader, you foster a work environment with a high level of integrity and strong customer and safety focus, innovation and sustainability, continuous improvement and empowerment. The facility includes an Ethanolamines unit and two Ethyleneimines units in a customer centric and critical DIS business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partners with the Production leader to drive a strong personal safety, process safety, and environmental improvement plan to achieve EH&S goals and ensure compliance with regulatory and permit requirements.
  • Supports Production Leader to provide motivation, explanation, context, and communication purpose of messages to the empowered organization.
  • Develops operation employees and ensures career success via goal-setting, performance management, promotion processes, and employee development plans.
  • Helps develop the business model and strategy for the facility.
  • Explains to operations how the plant fits into the business and corporation.

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills along with a high level of initiative are required to be successful in this role.
  • Must be able to work with multiple functions and diverse workgroups, especially important to be able to work with shift and technical operations teams
  • Work during off-hours and weekends are sometimes required during plant turnarounds or upsets.
  • Serve as landlord when production leader is unavailable.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in engineering or science.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in engineering, manufacturing, or a related role
  • Must possess a TWIC card or be eligible to obtain a TWIC card. For information on TWIC eligibility requirements, please see: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic (If unable to access link, copy and paste in your browser.)
  • 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:

Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that the employee use particular types of equipment -- such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby the individual's 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, the individual will be appropriately evaluated in regard to their ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical or mechanical engineering.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

Additional Notes

  • This position is located in the St. Charles Operations facility in Hahnville, LA near New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

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, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. 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 care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom 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 www.dow.com.

Dow 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 http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.



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