Dow Chemical Vacancy for Plant Operator

Posted on :

26 Feb, 2014

Category :

General Jobs in South Africa

Primary Responsibilities

  • Follows Operating Discipline principles, procedures and practices to ensure safe and efficient operation of assigned plant areas.

  • Operates and field checks process equipment. Monitor process conditions, equipment and control systems (on DCS).

  • Performs tasks assigned to operations as per Master Task List.
    E.g. Field checks, equipment preparation, samples, etc.

  • Ensures operational activities and process performance are aligned with Plant and business goals.

  • Uses trouble shooting skills to resolve process related deviations and problems.

  • As required, initiates and participates in Root Cause Investigations.

  • Coaches and train others on plant operations.

  • Performs immediate response activities assigned by Immediate Response Leader.

  • Uses process knowledge and skills to make improvements in plant performance and Operating Discipline.

  • Monitors, collects and inputs plant metrics for Statistical Process Control (S.P.C.), asset utilization, conversion costs, production yields and identify opportunities for plant optimization.

  • Utilizes S.P.C. tools to optimize plant operation and provide feedback on the effectiveness of the S.P.C. tools.

  • Perform process equipment troubleshooting, minor repairs, improvements and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate processes and disciplines.

  • Operate the plant to achieve the daily and monthly production plan

  • Use all necessary documents in document management system (procedures, critical checklist, L&EO, batch cards, etc.)

  • Record status of actions in the MTL

  • Receive additional instructions from Shift Activity Coordinator (SAC) in line with plant operations

  • Load maintenance job requests in SAP

  • Update shift status in Logbook on a continuous basis during the shift

  • Ensure a good housekeeping daily on shift

  • Perform preparations for maintenance work in advance

  • Adhere and follow shift handover protocol

  • Drive Forklift to transport materials

  • Participate in all EH&S programs

  • Ensure that batch cards are properly followed and filled in accordingly.

  • Takes over the activities completed by the maintenance and ensures safe return to operations.


Critical Success Factors

  • Demonstrate the highest ethical, quality and safety standards

  • Demonstrated a good understanding of the Life Critical Standards and applicability

  • Personal values aligned with DOW expectations in respect for people

  • Strong self motivation, excellent communication and strong interpersonal skill, i.e. being open minded, inquisitive, creative, flexible, strong adaptability, analytical persuasion skills as well as customer focus are essential

  • Technical knowledge of the physical, chemical, and work processes involved in achieving business objectives

  • Computer proficient (Ms Projects, Ms Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point)



Educational & Experience Requirements

  • S4 Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience in manufacturing facility
  • Experience working in multifunctional teams and collaborating for superior results
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are strongly valued
  • Proficiency in English – speak, read and write


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Job Schedule: Full-time


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