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Dow R&D/TS&D Technician in Freeport, Texas

R&D/TS&D Technician

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Position:R&D/TS&D Technician

Primary Location:Freeport (TX, USA), Texas, United States of America

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:05/15/2024

Job Number:R2051534

Position Type:Regular

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place.

About You and This Role:

Dow’s Post-Reactor Extrusion & Process R&D has an exciting opportunity for R&D/TS&D Technician in Freeport, Texas. The primary focus of this position will be supporting pilot-scale compounding & extrusion process development across multiple businesses within Packaging & Specialty Plastic division. You will work in diverse teams and are expected to have strong communication skills. You will learn and be responsible for lab safety and maintenance activities. You need to be a team player, have good prioritization and organizational skills, and demonstrate competencies in the areas of initiative, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness.


  • Conducts development efforts on assigned compounding & extrusion projects in the pilot plants.

  • Perform process equipment troubleshooting, minor repairs, improvement, and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate processes and disciplines.

  • Ensures safe and efficient operation of equipment. Applies technical proficiency to lead safe and efficient operation of assigned areas.

  • Supports the installation and commission of extrusion equipment in compliance with Dow’s EH&S standard.

  • Responsible for safe operation and routine maintenance of simple and complex instruments, machinery, and system components, including production equipment. Ensures equipment maintained and operated at high level to support regional compounding & extrusion projects.

  • Communicates scientific observations to project team, organizes and prepares data tables and charts for inclusion in supported studies.

  • Trains contractors on specific work processes, equipment, and machinery.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate's degree in a science related discipline/Military Degree Equivalency (MDE) and 1 year of relevant work experience; OR High school diploma/GED and 3 years of relevant work experience; OR Post-secondary education with a minimum of 20 hrs. in science related courses + relative work experience

  • 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:

Must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes

  • Wear and use respirators.

  • Perform frequent bending, reaching, and lifting of 50 lbs of weight

  • Climb stairs/ladders

  • Stand or walk for extended periods of time.

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experiences with extrusion & compounding technology.

  • General mechanical skills with the ability to troubleshoot process.

  • Digital skillsets and experience in compounding area.

Additional Notes:

  • No relocation assistance will be provided.

Benefits – What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.

  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it.

  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.

  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.

  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.

  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.

  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:

  • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).

  • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.

  • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by

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, religion, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, including family medical history. 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 call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.