Oyster Creek, Texas

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

Our purpose

Join a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.

We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.

  • Employing 36,500 individuals
  • Across 109 manufacturing sites
  • In over 31 countries

Our portfolio of products and solutions include:

Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.

Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more.

Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.

Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.

Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations, and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom). We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?

Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Machinist located in Oyster Creek, TX and Stratton Ridge, TX.

About you

TXO TES has an excellent opportunity for a machinist supporting one of four facilities (Light Hydrocarbons 8, Light Hydrocarbons 9, Propane Dehydrogenation, Power-8) at Oyster Creek, TX or at Freeport Stratton Ridge. The machinist has a drive to perform repairs on some of the most specialized rotating equipment in the world with an expert mindset and a sense of pride in their craftsmanship. Additionally, they have excellent attention to detail; can follow procedures or will pose new or safer ideas to the team on more efficient ways to complete work. The machinist's tools and workbench are expertly organized and cleaned for the day's work. Their paperwork is always complete for purposes of investigating failures or repeat maintenance. The machinist's use of parts is with an owner's mindset; knows when simple machining work on parts will result in acceptable quality results and when they will not; knows when replacements parts are absolutely needed.

Responsibilities / Duties

The machinist's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Proficient in the installation, maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of rotating equipment including: steam turbines; centrifugal, reciprocating, and axial flow compressors; vertical and horizontal pumps; blowers, fans, and expanders; electric motors and generators.
  • Knowledge of precision machinery alignment techniques. Adheres to clearances, tolerances, materials of construction, welding procedures, and alerts leadership if diverting from best practices.
  • Ability to work with operations and maintenance on repairs to equipment that include: replacement of mechanical seals, installation and alignment of rotating equipment, repairs to fans and blowers, repairs to reciprocating, centrifugal and screw compressors and pumps.
  • Basic knowledge of rigging and flagging.
  • Follows repair plans, procedures, and checklists. Complete repair forms to include 'as found' documentation on critical pumps or on repeat failures. Highlights inadequacies in plans, procedures, or checklists.
  • Provide input on equipment failures, repair techniques, and procedures.
  • Steward of equipment
  • Working safely in a plant environment.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • At least 10 years of mechanical equipment repair work experience is required.
  • Strong mechanical skills and mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, and holidays, if required.
  • Must be willing to work overtime (extra hours beyond your regular scheduled) if required.
  • 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

Willing and able to meet physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes
  • Wear and use respirators.
  • Perform frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.
  • Work in tight or closed-in spaces.
  • Climb stairs/ladders and work high off the ground.
  • Stand or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • This role does involve elevated work greater than or equal to four feet above the ground

Your preferred qualifications include:

  • Journeyman NCCER qualifications

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • 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 influence.
  • A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

Additional notes

  • No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process
  • We do not offer relocation assistance for this job. 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
  • Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that you use particular types of equipment -- such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby your own weight, plus the weight of tools and other items and materials, must not exceed a certain threshold. (For example, some types of safety equipment may be rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds total.) In the event a job offer for this position were (conditionally) extended and provides for a pre-employment medical examination, you will be appropriately evaluated regarding your ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • 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

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 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

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 or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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