Dow Chemical Senior Electrical Relay Field Technician in Freeport, Texas

TheDow Chemical Companyhas an exciting opening for aSenior Electrical Relay Field Technician in the Power Distribution Meter and Relay Team at theFreeport, TXlocation. This role is critical for monitoring, protecting, and controlling the Texas Operations Site Electrical Infrastructure for generation, distribution, and transmission of electricity to chemical production plants and third party power customers.

The Power Distribution Meter and Relay Team, within the Energy Systems Business, is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the protective relaying and electrical metering equipment across Texas Operations. The integrity, dependability, and reliability of the electrical protective relaying systems are essential to minimizing damage due to electrical events by selectively isolating only the areas necessary in the fastest time possible.

The successful candidate will be part of the Texas Operations Power Distribution team located in Freeport Plant B.

Key Responsibilities:

•Responsible for the protective relaying and electrical metering systems across all Texas Operations sites (i.e. distribution and transmission substations, power plant switch rooms, chemical process plant switch rooms, dedicated fiber optic networking, and SCADA systems).

•Quickly respond to callouts across the site to troubleshoot issues and events that affect the power distribution electrical network.

•Complete the testing requirements of electrical meters and protective relays, both electromechanicals and microprocessors - SEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories).

•Support commissioning and start-up activities for new electrical equipment as needed.

•Perform "hands on" wiring and general electrical work behind energized relay panels, including the installation of temporary and permanent relays, metering, etc.

•Review and revise Meter & Relay (M&R) one-lines and issue updates.

•Keep the relay calibration schedule up-to-date (monthly accounting).

•Review and revise Meter & Relay (M&R) one-lines and issue updates.

•Review relaying testing procedures each month.

*Required Qualifications: *

•A minimum of 5 years of prior experience working with relays and relaying schemes in transmission and distribution systems is required.

•Working knowledge of the theories and working practices of a journeyman electrician. Such knowledge is typically attained by completing at least two years of technical training in electrical theories and practices and five to ten years related Electrical Power experience.

•Working knowledge of current transformer (CT) and potential transformer (PT) circuits and basic relaying circuits.

•Working knowledge of high voltage and medium voltage substation configurations (Ring bus, breaker-and-a-half, Main-Tie-Main, etc.)

•Must be comfortable and competent to work with energized metering, control, and protection circuits. This is a routine job requirement and expectation.

•Attention to detail is a daily requirement due to the potential for site level system upsets and lost production.

•Able to read and decipher electrical schematics and wiring diagrams, relay one-lines, 3 lines, and Logic diagrams, as well as perform troubleshooting from these drawings.

•Competent in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook) and be able to perform record keeping functions associated with the work.

•Experienced with calibrating electromechanical relays and be able to troubleshoot electromechanical relay actions.

•Must be willing and able to perform frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.

•Must be willing and able to work in tight or closed-in spaces.

•Must be willing and able to climb stairs/ladders and work high off the ground.

•Must be willing and able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

•Must be willing and able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

•A valid U.S. driver license is required.

•A minimum requirement for this 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code is preferred.

•Experience configuring a laptop to communicate with microprocessor meters, relays, etc., using various manufacturers’ software is also preferred.

•Experience in microprocessor relays (i.e. SEL) is preferred.

•Knowledge and experience with Lockout/Tagout and Electrical Safe Work Permits is preferred.


•A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.

*Also required is one of the following electrical educations: *

A military or technical school training in high voltage electrical power, A certification in Electrical Power, or

Associate degree or higher in Electrical Power Controls or equivalent

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 material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 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

*Dow Offers: *

•Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

•An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

•Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

•On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

•Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

•The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

•Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

•Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Senior Electrical Relay Field Technician



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