Dow Chemical Operations Technician in Seadrift, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for anOperations TechnicianinSeadrift, Texasat the Semicon plant.

Job Summary:

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 plastics compounding 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.


  • 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

Required Qualifications:

  • Pass background check and drug screen.

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.

  • Strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.

  • Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills, ability to prioritize appropriately.

  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.

  • Current, valid US drivers license.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to communicate with a very diverse population which is spread across the site.

  • Strong reading comprehension and listening skills.

  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.

  • Able to work with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • 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:

  • Experience with the following:

o Solids handling equipment.

o Working in a manufacturing or industrial role.

o Operating a forklift.

o Forklift certification.

*Physical Requirements:

Must be able to meet the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Pass physical function if job offer is received and accepted.

  • Be physically able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for 300 pounds or less.

  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Be able to work in tight or closed-in spaces (e.g. pipe rack).

  • Be able to climb stairs and work at heights.

  • Be able to lift hoses, bolt flanges and operate valves and similar equipment as a normal part of the job.

  • Be able to work a 12 hour rotating shift and overtime as required.

  • Be able to work overtime when needed (including weekends & holidays).


  • High School diploma or equivalent and one of the following are required:

o Associates degree in Process Technology or an Associates degree in a Science discipline. In lieu of a degree, Dow Chemical will consider those with four (4) or more years of relevant military experience.

o 2 or more years of experience working in a Chemical Manufacturing plant.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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.


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