Operating Technician

The Dow Chemical Company - Hahnville, LA (30+ days ago)4.0

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Operating Technician at the Olefins Light Hydrocarbon Plant in Hahnville, LA.

Job Summary:
The Operating Technician operates assigned equipment or areas of the plant to ensure safe, quality, and efficient operation of the entire plant.

This role will perform the duties associated with but not limited to operating the plant, which includes the operation of control systems and devices to monitor levels, temperatures, pressures, flow rates and transfer of products, writing Safe Work Permits, sampling, making area checks, Red Tags, Return to Operations (RTO), completing checklists, housekeeping, etc.

Follows Operating Discipline principles, procedures and practices to ensure safe and efficient operation of assigned plant areas.
Operates and field checks process equipment.
Monitor process conditions, equipment and control systems.
Performs tasks assigned to operations as per Master Task List. (e.g., Field checks, equipment preparation, samples, etc.)
Ensures operational activities and process performance are aligned with Plant and business goals.
Uses troubleshooting skills to resolve process, product quality, safety, and environmental problems and identify equipment requiring maintenance.
As required, initiates and participates in Root Cause Investigations.
Coach and train others on plant operations.
Performs immediate response activities assigned by Immediate Response Leader.
Uses process knowledge and skills to make improvements in plant performance and Operating discipline.
Performs process equipment troubleshooting, minor repairs, improvements and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate processes and disciplines
Performs all duties with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.


Required Qualifications:
2 or more years of relevant experience as a Process Operator in a chemical or petroleum manufacturing plant.
In lieu of relevant experience Dow Chemical will consider those with four (4) or more years of relevant military experience.
Strong troubleshooting skills
Able to understand, analyze, and resolve technical problems in work area
Have a desire to learn and develop technical skills to keep current with changing operations
Comfortable working with computers and able to learn new systems quickly
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to communicate well, verbally and in writing, and have 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
A strong self-starter who is self-motivated and can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks with competing priorities
Able to work within an empowered team environment possessing strong interpersonal skills
Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others (Safety is a top priority)
Able to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule (including weekends & holidays)
Able to work overtime when needed (including weekends & holidays)
Able to read, write and speak English
Current, valid US driver’s 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.

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.
Our safety equipment has weight restrictions. In order to qualify, you must be able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for someone who weighs 300 pounds or less.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel
Associates degree in Process Technology
A Bachelor’s Degree in a relative program, which includes Engineering or Industrial Technology Degrees or Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering Degrees

High School diploma or equivalent is required.

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 www.dow-dupont.com.

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. 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 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.

Primary LocationNorth America-USA-Louisiana-Hahnville
Schedule Full-time