Process Technician Apprentice - Greensburg


The Dow Chemical Company has job opportunities for Process Technician Apprentices located in Greensburg, LA. 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.


Educational Requirements:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2. 500 out of 4. 000 if:
    • You are currently enrolled in high school or college
    • You have graduated from high school or college or obtained a GED within the last 2 years
  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in high school or college or have graduated or received a GED within the last two years will be required to provide official transcripts/GED scores prior to being invited to an onsite interview.
  • Must have completed Algebra or Technical Math and Science coursework in High School. Completion of Chemistry and / or Physics coursework in High School is preferred.
  • After an offer of employment, but, prior to date of hire must complete college entrance exams / assessments at the community college to be attended. Must not be required to take any remedial or transitional coursework

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

  • Must be 18 years or older on or before your start date.
  • Must have a current, valid US driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to your start date.
  • Ability to work in a safe manner. Safety is a top priority at Dow. Every individual at Dow is expected to make safety a priority.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new computer systems.
  • Desire to learn and develop technical skills to stay current with changing operations.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong reading comprehension and listening skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Effective multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks with competing priorities.
  • Ability to efficiently work independently on routine tasks/jobs.
  • Effective initiative, teamwork, and technical capabilities.
  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to work all applicable shifts on a rotating basis (including weekends & holidays) and work overtime, when needed.
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds, lift hoses, bolt flanges and operate valves and similar equipment routinely.
  • Be able to climb ladders/stairs and work at heights.
  • Be able to work in tight or closed-in spaces.
  • Physically able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for 300 pounds or less.

Note: No Relocation Available. Reliable attendance is an expectation of every Dow employee, therefore student must be able to provide their own reliable transportation for the work assignment.

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