Process Technician

Dow Chemical Company

Seadrift, TX


At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place.

About you and this role

Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Process Technician in Seadrift, Texas.

The purpose of this job is to operate assigned equipment or areas of the plant and perform operations related activities per the work process, 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. This is a 24 hour operation and will require the ability to work 12 hour shifts during the day and at night on a rotating basis.

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 as 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
  • Perform all duties with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Operator a forklift/fork truck.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent AND one of the following is required.
    • Associates degree or higher in Process Technology (or related degree). Dow will consider those with 3 or more years of relevant military experience in lieu of a degree.
    • 3 or more years of experience as an Operations Technician or similar role in a Chemical, Oil and Gas or Manufacturing environment.
  • Able to work 12 hour rotating shifts.
  • Able to work overtime as needed.
  • Able to work night and weekends as required.
  • Have a current, valid US drivers license.
  • 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.

Physical Demands

  • Lift, push, and pull.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting
  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.
  • Work in tight and closed in spaces.
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to respirator.
  • Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.
  • Work in an area with hazardous materials
  • Handle material from drums.
  • This role does involve elevated work greater than or equal to four feet above the ground.

Additional notes

  • This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Benefits – What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career. You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.
  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it.
  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.
  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.
  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.
  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:
    • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).
    • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.
    • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visiting www.dow.com.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, religion, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, including family medical history. 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 call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8. ID:uDnQdo