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Dow Chemical Process Technician in Plaquemine, Louisiana

Process Technician

Job Detail

Date Posted:Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Position:Process Technician

Schedule:Full time

Job Number:R2018930

Primary location:

Country:United States of America


City:Plaquemine (LA, USA)


Dow has exciting opportunities forProcess TechniciansinPlaquemine, Louisiana.

Job Summary:

This job is to operate assigned equipment and areas of the plant and perform operations related activities per the plant work processes. Utilize chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to run 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.

Key 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

  • Initiate and participate in root cause investigations as required

  • Coach and train others on plant operations

  • Perform crisis response activities

  • Use process knowledge and skill to make improvements in plant performance and operating discipline

  • Use measurements and tools in the plant to run 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

  • Successfully complete required training

This role will have an assessment to complete during the application process. Please allow 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete the assessment at the time of application. You will not be able to save your application for later.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates must be able to work 12-hour, rotating shifts.

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

  • Have a current, valid US driver’s license.

  • Pass pre-employment testing, drug screening and background check.

  • Work in a smoke-free and drug-free work environment.

  • Able to work in a self-directed team environment.

  • Able to work overtime as needed.

  • 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 Requirements:

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.

  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting

  • Stand 50% of the time.

  • 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

Education Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GEDANDone of the following are required:

  • An Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology degree (PTEC).

  • 4 or more years of relevant Military training.

  • 5 or more years of experience in an Operations or Maintenance role within an industrial manufacturing environment.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel.

  • Mechanical aptitude.

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

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

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

  • Have good technical skills in order to learn how to operate both manual and highly automated equipment.

  • Ability to understand, analyze and resolve technical problems.

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

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

  • Effectively communicate, resolve issues then move forward as a team to meet business and customer needs.

  • Demonstrate sound business judgment and set high standards of personal excellence including safe work behaviors, coaching, mentoring others, etc.

  • Anticipate changes that will be required to complete projects.

  • Independently motivated to produce results.

  • Maintain productivity at all times understand customer and business priorities to be able to translate these priorities and evaluate personal and team work activities to eliminate those activities that are non-value added.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Safety focused.

  • The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from test sessions or interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • 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

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom ( on Twitter.

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

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