Rotating Equipment Specialist

Dow Chemical Company Plaquemine , LA 70764

Posted 2 months ago

Dow has an opportunity for a Rotating Equipment Specialist located in Plaquemine, LA.

Rotating Equipment Specialist

Dow is looking for a highly motivated, self-directed, experienced person to fill a Mechanical Technologist Leader position in the Critical Rotating Equipment (CRE) Group of the Louisiana Operations Technical Support Organization in Plaquemine, LA.

The individual in this role is responsible for tasks related to planning and execution of CRE overhauls as well as supporting unplanned events. Spare parts repair, job reporting, and procedure updates are integral to this role to ensure continuous improvement.

Role responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides technical knowledge and skill in the disassembly, inspection, repair and assembly of rotating equipment such as turbines and compressors.

  • Performs advanced troubleshooting on equipment issues.

  • Identifies solutions to resolve chronic/repeat failures.

  • Leads field execution providing subject matter guidance and coordinating the work of others to ensure successful equipment overhauls.

  • Assists in the development of procedures and quality control plans with the necessary repair details (clearances, tolerances) and ensures their consistent usage.

  • Assists Turnaround planning efforts with review of job scopes, parts inspection and procedure validation.

  • Coaches personnel on appropriate rotating equipment operating practices (including equipment support systems).

Required Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED is required.

  • Strong and diverse Millwright background is required.

  • 8+ years of heavy industrial equipment repair and replacement experience in an industrial manufacturing environment is required.

  • Proficiency with mechanical test and repair equipment (i.e. alignment tools, dial indicators, micrometers, etc.) is required and proficiency with Microsoft applications and computerized programs for job and reporting requirements (i.e. Word, Excel, SAP, etc.) is preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. This position will interact with all levels of employees, disciplines, and functions in daily activities.

  • A valid driver's 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.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • This person will work a "4-10" work week: 10 hours a day work schedule Mon - Thu or a 9-80 schedule (9 hours a day and every other Friday off) with extended work hours when necessary

  • Some night or weekend work will be necessary depending upon plant needs

  • Individual must be physically able to work in the field including but not limited to climbing ladders, scaffold, stairs and lifting (not to exceed 50 lbs.). Individual must possess a certain degree of manual dexterity.

  • A minimum amount of travel for training or equipment support is required

Note: Relocation assistance is not provided with this role.

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 one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow's portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. 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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Rotating Equipment Specialist

Dow Chemical Company