Process Technician Intern

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Position: Process Technician Intern

Primary location Plaquemine (LA, USA), Louisiana, United States of America

Schedule: Full time

Date Posted: Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Job Number: R2022312



Additional Locations:

Greensburg (LA, USA)

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Description

Dow is hiring for our Process Technology Internship Program in Plaquemine and Greensburg, Louisiana.

Job Summary:

The purpose of the internship job is to shadow Operating Technicians while working an assigned shift to learn and experience assigned equipment or areas of the plant and perform operations-related activities as described and directed by a shift assigned Operator Technician/mentor. The intern will demonstrate Dow's global competencies and utilize Process Technology (PTEC) chemical manufacturing knowledge to gain experience in how to operate the plant in a safe and optimal manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Shadowing/supporting Operating Technicians
  • Following Operating Discipline principles, procedures and practices to help ensure safe and efficient operation of assigned plant areas.
  • Making rounds with an operator and assisting in taking readings and field-checking process equipment.
  • Monitoring process conditions, equipment and control systems.
  • Performing tasks under the direct supervision/direction of an experienced operator.
  • Participating in troubleshooting unit upsets and abnormalities.
  • Witnessing the work permit system, learn about Environmental, Health & Safety systems as well as emergency preparedness.
  • Demonstrating Dow's global competencies showing: cooperative and active participation in operations activities, willingness and enthusiasm to learn about the facility, ability to apply self to effectively help and support operations.

Working in a team environment where individuals often set priorities and complete work activities with little or no direction from a manager/supervisor, the PTEC Intern is responsible for:

  • Being self-motivated with high standards of personal integrity.
  • Having a strong work ethic and being able to remain productive in an empowered team environment.
  • Having good technical skills to learn how to operate both manual and highly automated equipment.
  • Having the desire to learn and grow technical skills to stay current with new automation and technology.
  • Being able to effectively work with others. Candidates must be able and are expected to effectively communicate, share information, in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Being able to work with others in an empowered team environment.
  • Being able to demonstrate leadership behaviors - setting high standards of personal excellence and demonstrating these behaviors in work habits including safe work behaviors, work ethic, etc.

**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. Even if you have taken this assessment before please click on the link. An assessment is required for each position you apply to.**

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to work overtime, if 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.

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED AND 1 of the following is required:

  • Enrolled in your last semester of a Process Technology (PTEC) Associates degree program and have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA.
  • 4 or more years of relevant military experience.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

  • Being self-motivated with high standards of personal integrity.
  • Having a strong work ethic and being able to remain productive in an empowered team environment.
  • Having good technical skills to learn how to operate both manual and highly automated equipment.
  • Having the desire to learn and grow technical skills to stay current with new automation and technology.
  • Being able to effectively work with others. Candidates must be able and are expected to effectively communicate, share information, in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Being able to work with others in an empowered team environment.
  • Being able to demonstrate leadership behaviors - setting high standards of personal excellence and demonstrating these behaviors in work habits including safe work behaviors, work ethic, etc.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

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

  • 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, earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.
  • Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.
  • Work in an area with hazardous materials

The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation assistance for this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur.

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 visit www.dow.com or 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 on www.dow.com.

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities 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 or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

Location

As a Process Technician Intern, you will live and work around Plaquemine (LA, USA), Louisiana, United States of America:

Employs: 1,358 individuals
Our footprint: Largest petrochemical facility in the state
Our city: Plaquemine is the city of hospitality
Nearby: Baton Rouge (20 miles away), New Orleans (90 miles away)