Pipeline Operations Technician- Lake Arthur, LA

Plaquemine, Louisiana

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 job opportunity as Pipeline Technician located in Lake Arthur, LA.

About You:

The Pipeline Technician role will be responsible for operation and maintenance of pipelines in the Gulf Coast Pipeline system. Responsibilities include instrument/electrical/mechanical backup duties to the existing Pipeline technicians. All incumbents will be expected to answer One-Calls whenever called upon for damage prevention to our pipelines which is one of our key responsibilities. The successful incumbent must be a self-motivated, self-starter who is comfortable working alone as well as in a group environment. Job is physically demanding. Pipeline facilities are operated under the rules and regulations of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Starting / stopping pumps and initiating Product Movements as requested by the business.

  • Overseeing contract maintenance crews.

  • Protecting Dow's pipelines during third party excavation activities.

  • Performing routine valve and Right of Way maintenance requirements.

  • Assisting with monthly and bi-annual calibration of station instrumentation.

  • Assisting with projects and project personnel, which may include decommissioning and re-commissioning of systems at the facility or on the Pipelines.

  • Assisting with calibration of pay meters and related equipment.

  • Interfacing with the private landowners, public officials and vendor plant contact.

  • Handling and processing LOTO and Safe Work Permits.

  • Developing/owning Operating and Maintenance Procedures.

  • Performing routine station checks and inspections.

  • Attendance and participation at team meetings, safety meetings, and EH&S program.

  • Complete required training (job procedures, training modules.

  • Participating on our rotating Call Duty program is a requirement. Expect daily travel requirements normally within area of responsibility and to other areas within the team boundaries as needed. Normal work hours are 8 hour days Monday through Friday, or flexible within company and department guidelines.

  • General computer skills including ability to read e-mails, acknowledge MOC's, develop procedures, complete expense reports, access pipeline data, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.

  • 2 or more years of experience in maintenance, process operations, and production environment required.

  • Must be willing and able to report to work in the Lake Arthur, La area within 30 minutes during on-call duty.

  • Must have a current, valid US driver's 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) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Process Technology or relevant field OR 4+ years military experience preferred.

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

  • Prior experience in a chemical or petrochemical environment preferred.

  • Prior pipeline experience preferred.

Your Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • 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 influence.

  • A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

  • 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 ground.

  • Must be willing and able to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

**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 costs incurred.**

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 www.dow.com 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 www.dow.com.

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 http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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