Great people, fulfilling work, and good learning atmosphere.
Manufacturing and Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) – Freeport, TX – July 21, 2016
Typical days included day to day trouble shooting of daily operations issues. Ensuring compliance with safety, regulatory, and environmental codes to allow operations to continue. Focus on continuous improvement and cost cutting to improve output and quality of products.
Had the opportunity to learn about operations daily tasks: Safe Work Permitting, Proper Isolation and Procedure Generation, Root Cause Analysis, and Confined Space Entries.
Direct management had open ears and was helpful. Co-workers were friendly, every site had a team atmosphere.
The most difficult aspect is learning the Dow work processes. There are a variety of Dow specific tools (code, various XL books, etc.) that sometime increase rather than decrease time spent on a task.
The most enjoyable is putting in new equipment or additions which help increase capacity, omit a safety risk, or help an operator perform their job better.