Dow Chemical Process Technician Intern (PTEC) in Plaquemine, Louisiana

The Dow Chemical Companyis hiring for ourProcess Technology Internship Programat our Louisiana Operations site located inPlaquemine, Louisiana. 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.

Education Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED.

  • Candidates must have one of the following:

o Must be enrolled in their last semester of a Process Technology (PTEC) Associates degree program and have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA

o OR

o Must have at least four (4) or more years of relevant military experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Must be punctual and reliable.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.

  • Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • 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.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

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.


Process Technician Intern (PTEC)



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