Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Water quality workshop quick survey

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Dear all,


I am planning a new workshop on water quality for professionals intending to further their understanding in the growing water industry or educators wanting to learn about the intricacies of water education.


Having gotten feedback from a few associates, I would like to further refine the scope of my workshop before rolling it out. As such, if you can spare 5-10min to complete a survey here, I would much appreciate your contribution.


In addition, I will share a summary of the survey results with all respondents. (Incidentally, this is something I would like to see more surveyors practising when I participate in their surveys.) The survey will close on 31 Oct 2016.


Start the survey now.


Thank you

Mr Kwok



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dow Chemical: Recruitment of Technologist

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Interested candidates please submit resume to Huang Yunye at


Attached is the JD for the role.

This role will be a 1-year contract, which they are hoping to get the suitable candidate coming in on-board on 3nd Jan 2017.



Laboratory Technician – P&SP

The role exists for servicing Packaging, Hygiene and Medical (H&M) and Polyethylene market. The successful candidate is expected to manage and operate the Center of Expertise for films in supporting the technical service and development engineers to conduct extrusion fabrication, to innovate and accelerate product and packaging application development, and technically qualifying Dow new designed products.

This job is will be based in Dow Singapore Development Centre in Tuas.

Job Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this job include:

Working closely with Research Scientist, Technical Services and Development (TSnD) Engineer for new application developments and generate next generation product or application for the industry.

Upkeep the Center of Expertise (CoE) consistently to support TSnD & customers, and to innovate and accelerate 'product and application' development

Maintain the CoE at top class quality which will allow Dow and customers to validate the performance of new development and application of the resins more quickly under real-world conditions.

Connect closely with Dow's global Research and Development (R&D) resources; ensure the CoE to meet ISO and ASTM standard.


Job Qualifications

 A diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Material Science or Related Sciences.

 Competent in communicating in English.

 Exceptional English written, verbal and presentation skills.

 Familiarity with computer software (example: Microsoft Excel etc.).

 Has good interpersonal when communicating and collaborating with TSnD engineers and technologists.


Candidates should meet also the requirements of the following competency profile:


Takes independent action; attempts to influence events to achieve results; seizes opportunities in a responsive manner; has a bias for action and taking appropriate risks.


Generates novel and valuable ideas or applies existing ideas in new ways; applies creativity to solve problems or to develop new or improved products, processes, or services.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Values people; relates and communicates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; listens, understands, and responds to others' concerns; builds effective relationships.


Multi-functional and team participation is expected in the role.


Seeks opportunities to develop personal abilities, improve individual performance, and reach full potential; develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization; promotes an environment that fosters the development of others.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at