Dow Chemical Catalyst Process Research & Development Lab Technician in Freeport, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company is now hiring for the role ofResearch and Development (R&D) Lab Technicianat theLake Jackson, TX HHD Location. The R&D Lab Technician will provide support to Catalyst and Catalyst Process R&D. The incumbent will work directly with PhD chemists, Plant engineers, and Chemical engineers and other technicians to ensure catalyst development projects deliverables and milestones are achieved. This role covers several aspects of catalyst development support. The role requires and high level of independence and initiative, meticulous attention to details, self-motivation, interpersonal effectiveness and reliability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow Operating Discipline principles, procedures and practices to ensure safe and efficient laboratory operation.

  • Conduct catalyst preparation, analysis, testing under the instructions of Chemists and Senior Technologists in the group.

  • Master all aspects of safe sampling and analysis of catalyst, catalyst components and raw materials. Master all aspects of safe handling of air and moisture sensitive materials using proper techniques such as vacuum lines, inert atmosphere glove boxes, nitrogen pads.

  • Learn to operate a Parr reactor and conduct chemistry experiments, in the lab under the supervision of a Chemist.

  • Sample shipping.

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste management.

  • Assist team members with project work and be willing to share leadership responsibilities.

  • Following training on the use of various equipment, will utilize process knowledge and skills to make improvements in performance and Operating Discipline. Includes creating and improving job procedures through the management of change (MOC) process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to organize, document and implement consistent test methods.

  • Passionate about Chemistry and developing new products.

  • Requires proficiency with standard workstation software, including Word, Excel, and specialized computer-based systems, databases and/or software applications relevant to supported technologies.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • Detail and result orientated team player

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

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

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and have a sense of prioritization based on value and efficiency.

  • Ability to work independently with high level of demonstrated project execution.

  • Ability to work overtime as needed per business needed.

  • Understanding of laboratory operation and basic Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) requirements such as safe operating procedures and management of change. Strong understanding and commitment to their own and the safety of others.

  • A current valid drivers license is required.

  • 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:

  • Experience in setting up and conducting experiments using scientific methodology would be a plus.

  • Experience in data collection and reporting to capture experimental results.

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Chemistry or related Science field of study.


  • Associate or higher degree in a technical curriculum (e.g., Chemistry, Engineering, Chemical Technology, Polymer/Plastics Technology, etc.) with at least 20 hours of technical coursework relevant to the major course of study. In lieu of this, four (4) or more years of military training/experience in relevant Science technical field would be accepted.

About Dow:

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • 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

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Catalyst Process Research & Development Lab Technician



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