BASF Power Distribution Technician in Freeport, Texas

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with strong emphasis on process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. BASF is always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Power Distribution / High Voltage Technician – Freeport, Texas

We are seeking a professional like you to provide technical expertise to the Power Distribution Department by utilizing your experience in the areas of maintenance, operation, and contractor oversight. Power Distribution Technicians or High Voltage Electricians are directly responsible for maintenance and operation, preventive and predictive activities for the Freeport, Texas sites electrical power distribution, transmission, and generation equipment.

Power Distribution / High Voltage Technician responsibilities include:

  • Provide the site production facilities with a reliable, uninterrupted, and safe electrical energy supply.

  • Possess knowledge to author switch orders, switching and isolation procedures for sites distribution network.

  • Ensure all activities comply with site and OSHA safety rules and regulations.

  • Perform and supervise operation, maintenance, and installation of sites electrical equipment.

  • Provide support for sites Capital projects.

  • Perform routine substation inspections and enter work orders to address deficiencies.

  • Provide direct oversight of contractors, line crew, and testing technicians, to include safe work practices.

  • As required, provide energy consumption reporting.

  • Obtain knowledge to operate sites distribution control system, SCADA.

  • Provide coordination and communication to sites utility supplier

  • Communication with internal and external customers, engineering, maintenance, and construction

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodations. Climb ladders and scaffold, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, push, pull, twist, finger, and grasp on a constant and repetitive basis. Ability to work in extreme environmental conditions including excessive heat and cold, noise, and rain. Ability to physically negotiate the hazards of a new and existing process and construction areas.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, overtime, occasional weekends, holidays and nights and perform call-in as required

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 10 years of Power Distribution experience OR Associates Degree and 3 years of Power Distribution Experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology

  • 1 year of electrical equipment testing methods experience

  • 1 year of experience with relay programming and communication networks

  • 1 year of experience with NESC, NEC, NFPA 70E, ANSI & IEEE codes and standards

  • 1 year of experience with electrical testing methods, protective relays, AC/DC systems, controls, schematics, one-line interpretation and relay three-line diagrams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSEET, A.A.S. Degree Power/Electrical Technology or equivalent is strongly preferred.

  • 3 years of power distribution, transmission, or generation experience.

  • Working knowledge of chemical or process plant equipment.

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • CPR/First Aid, AED training

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-FTN/F-Technical Site Services Freeport-63005402

Title: Power Distribution Technician

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 1804108