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Process Technician Apprentice - Seadrift Operations (SDO)

Seadrift, Texas, United States



The Dow Chemical Company has job opportunities for Process Technician Apprentices located in Seadrift, TX. Experienced Process Operators operate equipment in assigned areas of the plant and perform operations related activities per the work process. They utilize chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to operate and troubleshoot the plant in a safe and efficient manner.

As an Apprentice, you will participate in a 3 year company-paid program. Apprentices will report to an Apprenticeship Program Technical Leader / Trainer who will support the Apprentice throughout the apprenticeship program. Through a combination of technical learning at a community college and on-the-job training at our chemical plants, Apprentices will acquire comprehensive expert knowledge and experience in the Process Operations field. During the program, Apprentices will be offered paid tuition, wages and some benefits. Upon successful completion of the program, Apprentices will have earned an Associate’s Degree. Apprentices who successfully complete the program will also be highly considered for a job within the company.

Individuals selected to fill an available Apprentice opening will be required to sign an offer letter that will commit them to working for Dow for 2 years following the completion of the program.

The hourly rate of pay for this role is $15.

During your program you will learn skills around:

  • Routine operation of basic control systems and devices to monitor levels, temperatures, pressures and flow rates, and transfer of products.
  • Controlling, monitoring and adjustment of all control systems and manually operated equipment.
  • How to properly lift hoses, bolt flanges and operate valves and similar equipment including the proper clearing and isolation of equipment.
  • How to follow operating discipline, procedures, and practices to ensure a safe and efficient operation of assigned duties.
  • Troubleshoot process, product quality, safety, and environmental problems, and identify equipment requiring maintenance.
  • How to perform maintenance and project work safely and efficiently.
  • Clearing and tagging equipment as required and issuing Safe Work Permits for maintenance and project work.
  • Performing all duties with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.

The hire date for these opportunities will be early - late summer.