The Dow Chemical Company has job opportunities for Laboratory Technician Apprentices located at the facilities inMidland and Auburn, MI. Laboratory Technicians follow Environmental Health Safety and Operating Discipline / Quality System procedures and practices.
They process samples according to Sample Plans. Perform basic calibration and maintenance of analytical systems. Laboratory Technician Apprentices perform routine analyses, using existing tools to evaluate validity of data, apply basic statistics, compare to specified limits and take appropriate action.
They also document, communicate and archive results, as well as reporting to the appropriate person or group within an operating unit.
Apprentices will participate in a 3 year company-paid program and will report to an Apprenticeship Program Technical Leader / Trainer who will support the Apprentice throughout the apprenticeship program. Through a combination of technical learning at a community college and on-the-job training at our chemical plants, Apprentices will acquire comprehensive expert knowledge and experience in the Electrical field.
During the program, Apprentices will be offered paid tuition, wages and some benefits. Upon successful completion of the program, Apprentices will have earned an Associates Degree. Apprentices who successfully complete the program will also be highly considered for a job within the company.
Individuals selected to fill an available Apprentice opening will be required to sign an offer letter that will commit them to working for Dow for 2 years following the completion of the program.
The hourly rate of pay for this role is $15.
During the program Apprentices will learn skills around:
Quality calibration of Equipment
Routine Analytical Measurements including (but not limited to)
Mechanical property testing (viscosity, rheology, density, etc.)
Various pH and acidity measurements
Flammability and/or combustibility tests.
Maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical equipment
Routine cleaning and care of laboratory materials including
Selection and use of material compatible PPE
The hire date for these opportunities will be early - late summer.