# Pilot Plant Technician Internship
**Dow **has an exciting job opportunity as an **intern/temporary** Research & Development (R&D) **Pilot Plant Technician** in Freeport, Texas.
The Pilot Plant Technician will provide support to the Basic Plastic
Polyethylene business via operation of the Solution and High-Pressure
Polyethylene R&D Pilot Plants. The incumbent will work directly with
engineers, scientists, leaders, and other technicians to ensure safe and
proficient operation of the plants to deliver product samples and process
information as requested in the planned experiments.
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.
Uses trouble shooting skills to resolve process related deviations and
As required, initiates and participates in Root Cause Investigations.
Engages in safety focus teams and drives safety culture to achieve a work
environment where there are ZERO injuries and environment insults.
Coaches and train others on plant operations.
Performs process upset/crisis response activities assigned by Operation
Uses process knowledge and skills to make improvements in plant performance
and Operating discipline. Includes creating and improving job procedures.
Monitors, collects and inputs plant metrics for asset utilization,
conversion costs, production yields and identify opportunities for plant
Perform process equipment troubleshooting, minor repairs, improvements and
preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate processes and disciplines.
**Dow does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.**
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the
ability to learn new systems quickly.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills are required.
Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.
Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through
A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.
Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
Must be able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must be willing and able to work in such environments wearing safety
equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes which is rated for
someone who weighs 300 pounds or less.
Must be willing and able to use respirators.
Must be willing and able to work in such environments with frequent bending,
reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Must be willing and able to climb stairs/ladders and working high off the
Must be willing and able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
Must 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)
4 or more years of prior experience within chemical, manufacturing, oil/gas
or industrial environment.
A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.
Have already obtained or currently enrolled in a Process Technology (PTEC or
similar) 2 year degree program with a 2.5 minimum GPA and within 20 credit
hours of graduation /Four or more years of relevant technical military
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry
with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve
profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive
and sustainable materials science company. Dows portfolio of performance
materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad
range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers
in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care.
Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately
37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in
2018. 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.
**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
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding
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
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 Location: **North America-USA-Texas-Freeport
**Work Locations: **
**Organization: **The Dow Chemical Company
**Job Posting: **Jul 3, 2019, 2:26:21 PM
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