• Equipment Care Operator

    Dow ChemicalCarrollton, KY

    Job #596998594

  • The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for anEquipment Care Operator (ECO)inCarrollton, KY.

    Job Summary:

    The full-time Operations Equipment Care Operator (ECO) is part of a skilled work group that is at the front line of process productions. Commonly called the “outside operator”, the objective of this individual is to be the human interface between the Physical Process (piping, valves, and vessels) and the Virtual Process (Distributed Control System, remotely operated electronic control system).


    • Perform regular, comprehensive process rounds to ensure safe and effective operation, the ECO is to inspect every piece of equipment in their area multiple times per shift. “Every Process, Every Floor, Every Piece of Equipment, using all Your Senses”. The ECO is at the core of our layered safety and reliability protection system.

    • Responsible for the Maintenance Cycle of all equipment – The ECO initiates and coordinates the maintenance cycle after finding a problem on a regular round or preventive maintenance inspection or as directed by scheduling. This will include writing appropriate prep procedures, safely shutting down and preparing equipment, removing and locking out all hazardous materials and energy sources. Depending on the scope of the work, the ECO may perform the maintenance or properly permit the maintenance shop to perform the repair. Once complete, the process must be put safely back in service, the ECO is responsible for performing pressure checks, proper inerting, completing inspections, re-energizing and starting equipment.

    • Tuning and Troubleshooting – In response to adverse conditions detected by the Virtual Process (including the Process Control Operator, or Inside Operator) or their own field indications, the ECO responds to take measurements and analyze problems. The ECO may then make necessary adjustments, perform minor maintenance or make notifications to return the process to proper operation.

    • Input/output Management – The ECO is responsible for the manual introduction of raw materials, feed stocks, utilities, catalysts, and any other process inputs. This may require setting up pumps and feed lines or direct material handling. The ECO is also responsible for product sampling and setting up product transfers for customer delivery, as well as the disposition of any other process outputs.

    • Certification/Recertification - The ECO is responsible for completing required training to achieve Certification or Recertification as defined in site policies.

    • Emergency Response to protect people, the environment and property – ECO’s are trained as Technician Level HAZMAT responders. The ECO will be proficient in the use of Level A personal protective equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus, and numerous other forms of PPE to allow them to perform duties in all areas of the plant as part of the Incident Command Structure.

    • Housekeeping – to ensure a safe and efficient production environment, the ECO is responsible for maintaining a clean, organized process tower. This may include cleaning up hazardous spills, picking up debris, rolling up hoses, washing equipment, etc.

    • Receive and Deliver Training – to maintain and continuously improve the integrity of our highly trained workforce, the ECO is expected to develop, maintain and pass on their knowledge. This may include completing skills and knowledge assessments, supervising new technicians in task performance and leading discussions on process systems and technology.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Mechanically inclined.

    • Experience troubleshooting and analyzing technical equipment.

    • Self-motivated with a desire for career growth.

    • 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).

    • Ability to arrive to work in enough time to be dressed and prepared to work by the start of the shift.

    • 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.

    • 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:

    • Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.

    • Frequent bending, 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 working in a Chemical Manufacturing environment.

    • Previous experience as a Production Operator.

    • Forklift experience.

    • Proficient in Microsoft applications and SAP.


    • High School diploma or equivalent is required, along with ONE of the following:

    o 1 or more years of experience in a manufacturing role.

    o A Certification or Associates degree or higher in Applied Science or similar field of study.

    • In lieu of a degree, 4 or more years of technical military training will be considered.

    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: ~~~.

    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: ~~~, you may call us at ~~~ and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to ~~~.


    Equipment Care Operator


    Kentucky-Carrollton (KY)

    Requisition ID:


    Updated 03/10/2018