Apprenticeship | U.S. Apprentice Program | Freeport Operations


Full Time
Freeport, TX
Posted 1 month ago

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Date Posted: Sun, 03 Jan 2021

Position: Apprenticeship | U.S. Apprentice Program | Freeport Operations

Schedule: Part time

Job Number: R2011677

Primary location:

Country: United States of America

State/Province: Texas

City: Freeport (TX, USA)

Additional Locations:
Oyster Creek (TX, USA)

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Dow has exciting and rewarding Apprenticeship opportunities available at our Texas Operations facilities within the U.S. Apprentice Program. We are seeking Apprentices for the following roles: Process Technicians and Instrument Electrician Technicians. Please read on for more information about each role.

As part of the U.S. Apprentice Program, Apprentices participate in a 3-4 year program offering hands-on work experience in our chemical plants while attending community college to earn a company-paid Associate’s degree. 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 in one of several technical disciplines. Apprentices will report to an Apprenticeship Program Leader who will support the Apprentice throughout the apprenticeship program. 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 upon being offered a full-time position.

The hourly rate of pay for this role is $15. The hire date for these opportunities will be early 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, per graduation requirements. 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • 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. Please note that before being cleared to report to work, you will be required to successfully complete a Motor Vehicle Records check to verify the status of your 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.

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 with or without an accommodation.
  • Be able to climb ladders/stairs and work at heights with or without an accommodation.
  • Be able to work in tight or closed-in spaces with or without an accommodation.
  • Physically able to use standard safety equipment which is rated for 300 pounds or less with or without an accommodation.

Note: Relocation assistance is not provided.

Apprenticeship Opportunities available in the following fields:

Process Technician

Process Operator Technicians 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.

Primary Responsibilities and Key Skills:

  • 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.
  • Properly lifting hoses, bolt flanges and operate valves and similar equipment including the proper clearing and isolation of equipment.
  • Following 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.

Instrument Electrical Technician

Instrument Electrical Technicians install, maintain and repair the measuring and control instruments used in industrial processing. They work with a wide variety of pneumatic, electronic and microcomputer instruments used to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force, and chemical composition to support the process plants.

Primary Responsibilities and Key Skills:

  • Maintaining and repairing all types of instrument systems.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and replacing defective components on instrumentation.
  • Reading electrical, logic, and loop diagrams.
  • Electronic troubleshooting and repair skills.
  • Procedure use – this includes field use, review, revision, and development of procedures.

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. 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 and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. 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 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 or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.

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Job CategoryElectrical, Engineering, Industrial, Mechanical, Quality Control, Repair/Maintenance

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