Local Alternating Term Co-Op - Formulation, Automation, & Materials Science

Dow Chemical Company Midland , MI 48640

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Dow Chemical Company located in Midland, Michigan is seeking exceptional students for an Alternating Term Co-op opportunity. This position targets a full-time work term beginning in the April-June 2020, returning to school full-time for the following term, return to Dow full-time for the next term, and so forth.

JOB PURPOSE

The position exists to provide provide programming and robotic support under the guidance of senior technologists and researchers to advance existing high throughput research capabilities. Preferred candidates should be proficient in C# with experience in robotics interfacing or data management, have good interpersonal and organization skills, and able to work collaboratively across teams. Proficiency in other programming languages and experience in a laboratory setting are also beneficial. In addition to primary projects, the individual filling this position will be responsible for performing a variety of general laboratory supportive activities and should be comfortable working safely in a laboratory environment.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • General programming aligned to robotic instrumentation interfacing, automated data analysis, information management and storage.

  • Running and troubleshooting of HTR robotic equipment and processes.

  • Working safely in an R&D environment, actively participating in company safety programs.

  • Generating, analyzing and summarizing data, maintaining electronic databases and documenting results in laboratory notebooks and research reports. Possibly generating and maintaining documentation for the safe and efficient operation of equipment.

  • Inventorying and properly labeling incoming samples, updating MSDS database.

  • Assisting with tool demonstrations and customer tours.

REQUIRED & PREFERRED

  • Student must be able to deliver a quality work product, pay attention to details, prioritize tasks, and follow through on details to completion.

  • Candidate must be efficient and productive and be able to keep up with deadlines committed to.

  • Student should be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done, ask for clarity or additional instruction when needed, and be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with the team.

  • Student should be flexible, cooperative and have a positive attitude.

Critical Requirements of the Local Student Co-Op Program

  • High school diploma/GED and already enrolled at an accredited college or university located close to the Midland Dow site, pursuing an undergraduate degree.

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 6 credit hours per term during both the Fall and Winter terms (~Sept-Apr).

  • Seeking high performing student with strong GPAs of 3.000+; however, a minimum 2.700+ term and cumulative GPA on a 4.000 scale is required at ALL times both to enter and to continue working in the Dow co-op program. Attach a screen capture from your school's website or a copy of your most recent transcripts/grade report showing classes and recent GPAs to this application. Eligibility to continue in this cooperative education program is checked every term.

  • Able to begin work very soon, usually within 3 weeks of the job offer.

  • Commit to the role for at least 1 full calendar year (BEFORE completing classes for your stated undergraduate degree or BEFORE transferring out of the area). Students available longer than one year before completing their degree program are preferred and advantaged.

  • Reliable attendance and punctuality in commuting to work daily or at least 3 days a week; therefore, dependable transportation, dedication and time management skills are absolutely required.

  • Registered/enrolled in their school's Cooperative Education Program before the first day at Dow and comply with the school's policies/requirements, in addition to Dow's, for the duration of co-op employment.

  • Any current Dow college co-ops wishing to transfer into this role must have been in their current role at least one full year, must have at least one full year left before graduating or transferring out of the area, and must have supervisor approval before applying to each Dow co-op job posting.

Candidates who receive a job offer will be required to pass a background check and drug screen/medical evaluation and will verify school-related requirements and I-9 documentation before being hired into Dow.

A minimum requirement for the 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.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow's portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. 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 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 http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.


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