BASF Veterans Jobs

BASF Corporation - A Military Friendly Company

The qualities that veterans possess - discipline, teamwork, attention to detail, integrity, and leadership - are the qualities we look for in our employees.

We provide a safe and reliable working environment that appreciates the vast range of experiences that veterans bring with them. We aim to provide veterans, and all of our employees, with assignments and roles that are equally challenging while providing the opportunity for growth and advancement.

BASF established the Military Veterans Employee Resource Group (VETS) to strengthen the bridge between veterans and career opportunities at the company. The group provides a community for employees who share an interest in serving and connecting with veterans, both internally and externally.

We believe that service men and women are an ideal fit for our culture, and have found veterans to be among the best performers in a variety of roles, such as in plant operations. A "can-do" spirit, appreciation for safety and process excellence, and the ability to deliver quality results are the attributes that BASF seeks when hiring all employees, especially veterans.

Time to Serve

BASF offers a comprehensive Military Leave of Absence policy, which provides up to 24 months (per lifetime) of differential pay for any type of military leave. In addition, there are no limits on combined annual training and weekend reserve duty, and employees are eligible for six months of health and insurance benefits at active rates before Cobra continuation.

Quotes

"When I hire new employees for Supply Chain, I am looking for candidates with the right mindset and behaviors over Supply Chain knowledge. I can teach Supply Chain practices to a new employee, but I can't always teach someone to have the right mindset and behaviors. In my opinion, most military veterans are set to succeed at BASF."
- Don Cole, Manager, Group Logistics, Southfield, Michigan

"BASF is a great place for veterans to work because it provides an environment that is welcoming and respectful of veterans' experiences. From the day that I joined, I was immediately welcomed in as part of the team. My manager and team members value my opinion and are always interested in my input. My assignments and roles not only allow me to showcase the talents I refined while in the military, they also challenge me and provide plenty of opportunity for growth."
- Keith Williams, Staff Engineer, Houston, Texas

Veteran Profiles

Marcus Grant

Marcus Grant

Rank/Rate: E-5 PO2

Branch: U.S. Navy

Military Job/MOS: Machinist Mate

Civilian Job Title: Sales and Operations Administrator / Deal Master North America. ECR

Piece of advice for fellow Veterans or Active Duty about to embark into corporate America: "Have a plan a year in advance prior to separation. Also go to transition GPS more than once to get ahead of the curve. Lastly never be afraid to take on task that you don't understand and never hesitate to ask for help and guidance when it becomes overwhelming."

Amber Harper

Amber Harper

Rank/Rate: PFC/E3

Branch: U.S. Army

Military Job/MOS: 21W / Carpentry and Masonry Specialist

Civilian Job Title: Market Research Analyst (N-ECR)

Piece of advice for fellow Veterans or Active Duty about to embark into corporate America: "Find a company that has values similar to those of the military and your transition will be much smoother!"

Benjamin Sevald

Benjamin Sevald

Rank/Rate: Captain/03

Branch: U.S. Army

Military Job/MOS: Infantry Officer

Civilian Job Title: Product Manager

Piece of advice for fellow Veterans or Active Duty about to embark into corporate America: "Take time to understand how your experiences have prepared you to adapt to different situations and overcome challenges - Know your value, but be humble."

Kelley Smith

Kelley Smith

Rank: / Rate: Sergeant / E-5

Branch: Army Reserves

Military Job: / MOS: 63J - Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer

Civilian Job Title: Learning & Development Coordinator

Advice: "Currently, due to so many people reaching retirement age, there is great demand for skilled workers. Now is a great time to find work for those transitioning out of the military."

Steve Ahern

Rank/Rate: Captain/O-3

Branch: U.S. Army

Military Job/MOS: Company Commander/Field Artillery

Civilian Job Title: Manager, Supply Chain Operational Design

Piece of advice for fellow Veterans or Active Duty about to embark into corporate America: "Don't wait for "orders" to come down from higher command. Take the initiative and use your background and skills to bring value to your organization."

Phillip Howell

Rank/Rate: E-4 Petty Officer Third Class

Branch: U.S. Navy

Military Job/MOS: Interior Communication Electrician

Civilian Job Title: Coatings Process Leader at GM Lordstown

Piece of advice for fellow Veterans or Active Duty about to embark into corporate America: "Remember that you are not the first military member to have transitioned so don't be afraid to ask for help. Never settle and always push yourself to get better and learn new things."

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