Senior Piping Designer/ Project Leader (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – 11 April 2018
THe projects were very interesting and complex. Usually entailed complex piping systems and materials such as teflon lined piping, reinforced fiberglass piping, exotic metal piping materials such as monel, duplex stainless steel, etc.
Warehouse Technician (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 18 March 2018
Supportive and team oriented company. Great work experience opportunity as a young adult. Learned a lot about the importance of plant site safety and the importance of encompassing safety in everything I do through out my day.
Electrical Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 22 February 2018
I worked 22 years for Dow chemical I was a rectifier transformer specialist . I also was a North American plant trouble shooter and traveled with Dow to find issues that could not be solved by the existing tradesmen. My inventive nature earned me many awards for issues that were solved by my logical approach. As well as being The electrical supervisor of the foam plantI I also worked for Dow at the Hydrocarbon plant as an Electrical inspector. Dow provides its workers many opportunities to learn new or aligned to my trade skills. I was a key resource person to implement many new programs including CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT programs that made DOW a leader in the Chemical plant industry. Many of the innovations I instigated or worked on with teams I volunteered for saved DOW millions in increased production and reduced cost. I have trained hundreds of apprentices.and have a tremendous hands on experience with supervision and electrical knowledge I feel I can contribute at least 10 years or more of excellent service to any company. My health is good and I am willing to travel.
toastmasters on site, safety awards, innovation awards
Operations Director & Continuous Improvement Coach (Current Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan & Prentiss (Joffre) AB – 10 February 2018
Strong in safety culture, strong in productivity, strong in operational excellence Lot of e-mails reading and replying Lot of paper work and work processes Learning: how to run operating plants in max rate
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 2 February 2018
It was a fairly standard type of IT support environment for a chemical production facility which adds more potential workplace hazards. Due to the nature of the workplace, there was a large amount of on-call time, which complicated work-life balance.
Process Automation (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 4 April 2017
This company is laying off Canadian workers to beef up Indian office staff. The offices are old and investment in the fort Sask. site is really awful. For a "BIG" company, you won't expect them to ask employees to pay for their own pizza and contribute towards team building.
Work life balance only because pace is terribly slow
low pay, small tasks, not a great place to advance your career.
Operations Summer Student (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 25 March 2017
I was only at Dow Chemical (HCP) for a 4 month practicum, but had an overall excellent experience. The Operations and training staff are knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions, which was important for someone new in the field. There is a strong emphasis on a culture of safe and sustainable operations.
Rap Student (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 16 February 2017
Dow Chemical really kickstarted my career in Instrumentation. They taught me a lot and were really patient for dealing with a 16 year old who was still in high school. They taught me the basic fundamentals about Instrumentation. Management was always great from what i saw, i never really interacted with them much. The workplace culture was always safety first and that was a huge impact as to how i work today. the hardest part of the job would have been working while i was still in school but they always gave me the benefit of the doubt. The most enjoyable part of the job was how much respect they would give me even though i was so young at the time. They treated me like a true adult and i will always have respect for everyone i worked with over there,
Emergency Security Responder (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 20 January 2017
I worked at Dow Chemicals for 9 months love love the job. very thing was great there. Its just a coworker that made life difficult for me. she told the firemen a lot of lie saying I was stealing food from her fridge. I laugh when I heard it I had tons of food I use to cook on night shift for the firemen. next time I went to work she had a big chain wrapped around the fridge with a padlock, then she went on holidays the guy who shared the fridge with her bust the lock of so he could get his food. I wrote her an email telling her I didn't take her food and to stop telling every one I did . I told my boss I emailed her he wasn't happy. he said she is going to be upset I Said excuse me I'm the one you should worried that's upset,he said you shouldn't of said anything. then I knew something is up Then I learn she had other fired because she didnt like them. anyway I got the boot