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Analyzer Technician

Company: Dow
Location: Texas City
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

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 an Analyzer Technician in Texas City, Texas.

About you

As an Analyzer Technician you will work within an empowered natural work team. The major function of this job is the safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation of environmental and quality analyzers. You will be entering a group that provides technical expertise and service to multiple operating units.

Your Key Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining and repairing all types of analyzer systems.
Troubleshoot, diagnose, and replace defective components on instrumentation.
Assist in the installation, commissioning, and documentation of new analyzer systems.
Knowledge of analytical equipment and theory.
Knowledge of sample systems (including sample conditioning such as filtration, calculating lag times, and return to environmentally safe location)
Ability to read electrical, logic, and loop diagrams
Electronic troubleshooting and repair skills
Good mechanical aptitude and understanding of pipes, valves, flow measuring equipment, regulator type equipment, etc.
Knowledge in gas chromatography, spectroscopy and sampling system maintenance is an asset.
Procedure use - this includes field use, review, revise, and development of procedures.

Required qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent and 1 of the following are required.2 or more years of experience as an Analyzer Technician.
Completion of an Instrumentation or Electrical Apprenticeship program.


Able to work on a 5-8 schedule with occasional overtime as dictated by business needs. Participates in an after-hour call rotation for night and weekend coverage.
Able to diagnose and repair difficult problems with limited support associated with the following: Chromatography (gas and liquid phase), Spectroscopy, Oxygen measurement, Moisture measurement, Titrators & associated methods, pH & Conductivity measurement, Total Organic Carbon, Continuous Emission Monitor systems, Sampling techniques, Serial communications.
Individual must be willing to take call during the week and on some weekends.
Some computer skills - Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Some night or weekend work will be necessary depending upon plant needs.
Valid U.S. 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.

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

Lift, push, and pull up to 55 lbs.
Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting
Stand 50% of the time.
Walk for extended periods of time
Work at heights, climb stairs and ladders.
Work in tight and closed in spaces.
Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to respirator.
Work in an area of intense or continuous noise.
Work in an area with hazardous materials

Your preferred qualifications include:

2 Year degree or higher in Instrumentation or Electrical.
Training courses from major analyzer system manufacturers, such as Siemens/Applied Automation, ABB, Biotector, and/or Servomex.
Proficient in Microsoft software, including Word and Excel.

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

Good oral and written communication skills.
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
Good interpersonal skills are required, both written and verbal
Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders
Ability to efficiently work independently on routine tasks/jobs
Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks with competing priorities
Strong Initiative, Teamwork, and Technical Capabilities. This role includes the ability to:
Utilize functional, technical knowledge, company standards and educational background or experience to analyze and solve problems
Effectively work and maintain relationships with the Natural Work Teams and key stakeholders with diverse perspectives and background is essential including Engineers, Operations personnel, and co-workers to identify and resolve technical issues
Knowledgeable in all aspects of process Analytical systems maintenance.
Comfortable providing input regarding the development & engineering of new analyzer systems.
Willing and able to assist and train less skilled Analyzer Technicians.
Knowledge of basic chemistry.

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 Dow jobs like this position. 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.

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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 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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