Dow Chemical Process Technician in Seadrift, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for a Process Technicianjob opening atSeadrift, Texasin the Energy Plant.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this job is to operate assigned equipment in the plant, perform operations related activities per the work processes, utilize chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to operate and troubleshoot the plant in a safe and efficient manner, work in a team environment where individuals often set priorities and complete work activities with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow Operating Discipline principles, procedures and practices to ensure safe and efficient operation of assigned plant areas

  • Operate and field check process equipment

  • Monitor process conditions, equipment and control systems

  • Perform tasks assigned to operations per a standard task list including field checks, equipment preparation, samples, etc.

  • Ensure operational activities and process performance are aligned with plant and business goals

  • Use troubleshooting skills to resolve process related deviations and problems and maintain equipment reliability

  • Initiate and participate in Root Cause Investigations as required. Coach and train others on plant operations

  • Perform immediate response activities and manage unplanned events

  • Use process knowledge and skills to make improvements in plant performance and Operating Discipline. Use measurements and tools to operate the Plant at optimum conditions. Perform process equipment troubleshooting, minor repairs, improvements and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate processes and disciplines.

  • Manage multiple and complex plant computer control systems

Required Qualifications:

  • Have a current, valid US Driver's License

  • Able to work 12 hour rotating shifts

  • Able to work nights and weekends as required

  • Able to work overtime as needed

  • Able to climb stairs and handle material in drums, with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Able to handle material with a forklift

  • Demonstrate competencies in the areas of: leadership, initiative, teamwork, learning and interpersonal effectiveness

  • Ensure a safe work environment by working safely, complying with environmental, health and safety standards

  • Possess a strong work ethic and be able to remain productive in an empowered team environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and to learn new systems quickly

  • Proficient computer and technical skills in order to learn how to operate both manual and highly automated equipment

  • Ability to understand, analyze and resolve technical problems

  • Able to perform preventive maintenance and be able to make preliminary diagnosis, i.e. issues with pumps, motors, valves, etc.

  • Desire to learn and grow technical skills to keep current with new automation and process technology

  • Ability to give and receive positive and constructive feedback in a respectful and professional manner

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others.

  • 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:

  • Previous experience in a Cogeneration or Water Treating Process

  • Associate Degree in Process Technology

  • 3 years of operating experience

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.

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: www.dow.com.

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: http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.

Title:

Process Technician

Location:

Texas-Seadrift

Requisition ID:

1705715