2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, TX 75671
Roles & Responsibilities:
Process Operations technicians have many career paths in various process related industries including Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, Exploration & Production, Pulp & Paper, Power Generation, Utilities, Food & Beverage, and Water/Wastewater.
Technicians also have job opportunities with instrument manufacturers and many contract services companies in areas such as sales, vendor technician, training, and research and development.
Technicians in Demand:
Process technicians will be in demand more than ever in the coming years. A shortage of process technicians currently exists within the chemical, oil and gas exploration and production and power generation industries and future projections do not offer relief. Compounding the problem is the abnormally high number of retirements projected over the next ten years. However, since the process technician position has become much more complex in recent years, requiring more knowledge and skills in computing, teamwork, problem-solving, regulatory compliance and troubleshooting, fewer qualified workers are available for hire. Companies are hungry for qualified workers who possess the skills and knowledge needed to perform successfully in this fast-paced job.
Students can network with established professionals through the department's industry partners advisory committee members. Organizations such as the Texas Distance Learning Association: the Instrument Society of America, ISA; The Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance, GCPTA; and others offer additional networking opportunities.