Alternating Work Study: Mech Engineer (Spr 2015)

Company Name:
Dow Corning
Alternating Work Study: Mech Engineer (Spr 2015)
Job ID #:5846 Company:Dow Corning Corporation
Functional Area:Engineering Country:United States
Employment Type:Student Location:US - Kentucky - Carrollton
Position Type:Student - AWS Shift:
Experience Required:None Education Required:High School Diploma/GED
Primary Language:English Relocation Provided:Not Applicable
Secondary Language: Travel Percentage:
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We are innovative leaders, unleashing the power of silicon to benefit everyone, everywhere.
From our pioneering role in the development and commercialization of silicones, Dow Corning has grown to become a global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation.
Today, we develop performance-enhancing materials and solutions for virtually every industry in the world - from the green industries of solar and wind to electronics, personal care, textiles, construction, and automotive - and improve the daily lives of billions of people worldwide.
We're proud of what we make, and the safe, environmentally responsible way we make it.
Do what you love. Love what you do ... at Dow Corning.
From day one, you will be a valued member of our team, working with people from every country, culture and walk of life in a friendly, welcoming, and empowering environment. You supply the ambition and innovation. We'll supply the opportunity.
Our Total Compensation programs recognize and reward you for the skills and value you contribute to the success of our company. We've made it our mission to create a culture that helps you maintain a healthy, well-balanced work-life style.
At Dow Corning, your future isn't predetermined by us ... it's invented by you!
Position Description/Requirements
Dow Corning is seeking Mechanical Engineering students for the Alternating Work Study (AWS) program. AWS positions allow students to work at our Carrollton, Kentucky manufacturing plant for multiple rotations. These rotations provide students with hands-on work experience and a challenging project. Students will work in the following areas throughout their rotations: Manufacturing, Reliability, Startup, Safety and Environmental, and the Process Technology Development laboratories. Students will be assigned challenging projects aligned to the student's current level of coursework and skills. Projects may include one or more of the following areas:
o Design or modify a new or existing process
o Troubleshoot equipment failures, determine root cause, recommend corrective action, and implement solution
o Learn and apply Six Sigma methodology
o Optimize processing conditions to reduce quality defects
o Develop new materials to meet customer needs
o Research and develop new analytical techniques
o Perform application testing for new product commercialization
o Carrollton, KY
Required Qualifications:
o Pursuing Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
o Completion of sophomore or junior year of college
o Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.0 (no rounding)
o Must attach a copy of your current unofficial transcript to the documents section of the application
o Must work full-time (40 hours a week)
o Proof, upon hire, of unrestricted U.S. employment authorization is required. Unrestricted work status is defined as: Work authorization that has no end date or specific employer restrictions. Employment based visa sponsorship is not available for this position
o Candidate must apply online via Dow Corning Careers page ( )
Position Requirements:
o Demonstrated high level of integrity, thoroughness, flexibility, initiative, and teamwork
o Excellent written and oral English communication and excellent interpersonal communication skills
Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Competitive Salaries, Subsidized Housing, Company Sponsored Training, and Service Time Accumulation.
Screening Requirements:
Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam
Additional Information
We offer a competitive compensation based on skill and experience as well as a flexible benefits package.
Education must be from an accredited institution or global university equivalent.
Dow Corning is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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