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Dow Chemical Maintenance Electrical Technician in Plaquemine, Louisiana

Maintenance Electrical Technician

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Position:Maintenance Electrical Technician

Primary locationPlaquemine (LA, USA), Louisiana, United States of America

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Job Number:R2020975


Dow has an exciting opportunity for aMaintenance Electrical TechnicianinPlaquemine, Louisiana.

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Electrical Technician will provide the technical expertise to assist the Work Coordinators and Scheduler in performing electrical work and to participate in the installation, acceptance testing, commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of complex electrical systems and equipment.

This job provides the technical expertise to calibrate, repair, evaluate, and apply test equipment for the determination of the service condition and acceptability of a wide variety of electrical equipment. The job requires a "hands on" technician applying expertise daily in those areas to insure the safe and reliable operation of the site process plants to maximize production as well as to maintain the lowest long term cost of ownership of the site facilities. The person in this role will also be required to mentor the contract electricians in the assigned Maintenance area when necessary.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Diagnoses and corrects equipment problems.

  • Calibrates and aligns equipment.

  • Completes preventative maintenance activities.

  • Checks sizing of components and parts.

  • Specifies, requisitions, and installs parts and equipment.

  • Coordinates maintenance spare parts.

  • Assists in planning, prioritizing, and scheduling maintenance through planner, work coordinator and operations input.

  • Sets up and calibrates, tests, measures and repairs all types of controls and instruments with pneumatic, electrical, and electronic variables.

  • Repairs, maintains and installs equipment and machinery which is used in the process.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctions and documents failure analysis.

  • Collects equipment operation and history data to facilitate reliability improvements.

  • Works within established Maintenance Work Processes and helps resolve issues that surface as a result of planning and scheduling work.

  • Drive company vehicle throughout the campus to respond to maintain needs.

  • The successful candidate will function within a team of Maintenance Electrical Technologist within the department assigned.

    This role will have an assessment to complete during the application process. Please allow 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete the assessment at the time of application. You will not be able to save your application for later. Even if you have taken this assessment before please click on the link. An assessment is required for each position you apply to.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Day shift -- alternative work schedule is available (4/10's.)

  • Available for weekend call and holdover overtime is an expectation of the job.

  • Available for call-ins, plant turnarounds and some overtime.

  • 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.

    Physical Requirements:

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Lift, push, and pull.

  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.

  • Stand and 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, earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.


    High School diploma or equivalent and one of the following are required.

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Electrical Technology/Electronic from an accredited educational institute. In lieu of a degree Dow will consider those with 4 or more years of relevant military experience.

  • Technical diploma in Electrical Technology/Electronic from an accredited educational institute.

  • 3 or more years of experience in an industrial electrician role.

    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate the use of test equipment such as Multimeter, Continuity Tester, Megohmmeter (Megger), and Voltage tester such as a Fluke T5-1000 or Tegam.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret a SEOLD -- Safe Electrical One Line Diagram and identify and understand auxiliary circuits associated with each piece of equipment.

  • Working knowledge of the operation and construction of low and medium voltage equipment including motor starters, circuit breakers, control circuits, induction/synchronous DC motors, motor drives, UPS systems and other power conversion devices.

  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code.

  • Willing to work within a Maintenance Work Process and help resolve issues that surface as a result of planning and scheduling of work.

  • Be proficient in computers to perform job tasks.

  • ble to read, write, and speak English.

  • Have strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.

  • Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills and the ability to prioritize appropriately.

  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.

  • Has strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to communicate with a very diverse population which is spread across the site.

  • Strong reading comprehension and listening skills.

  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.

  • Able to work with independently with minimal supervision with in an empowered team environment.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Safety focused.

    *The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation assistance for 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. *

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 visitwww.dow.comor 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

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 *.