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BASF Maintenance Technician Level III in Malcom, Iowa

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

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2021 as one of America’s Best Large Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Maintenance Technician III - 2103136 – Malcom, IA

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining, rebuilding, and repairing a wide variety of production, processing machines and equipment

  • Strong mechanical skill sets, including welding, fabrication, and pipefitting skills

  • Uses hand tools, power tools, and testing instruments for repairs and maintenance of machinery and equipment

  • Uses measurement devices, calipers, and micrometers to inspect machine parts

  • Knowledge of electrical equipment, wire and component sizing, and electric meter usage

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair 0-480v electrical systems

  • Strong understanding of electrical controls

  • Support non-production maintenance and repair

  • Supports site by covering for unplanned and planned shift maintenance absences

  • Participates in Incident investigations AIMs, Root Cause Analysis RCA, and Management of Change MOC

  • Working knowledge of pumps, gear reductions, and motors

  • Actively supports safety teams

  • Proactively finds ways to improve plant uptime while performing PM’s

  • Makes recommendations to improve existing equipment and PM’s.

  • Contacts suppliers for troubleshooting/repair assistance

  • Complete maintenance work orders and enter PM finding in SAP

  • Required to contribute to and complete construction (capital type) projects as assigned

  • Responsible for preventative and predictive maintenance activities

  • Minimize downtime of plant equipment through the effective use of I&E Electrical/Electronic maintenance skills

  • Responsible for following EHS policies and practices always

  • Responsible for system and component troubleshooting and repair of production and site equipment

  • Responsible for rebuilding and/or maintaining a wide variety of production and site equipment

  • Responsible for providing training to new and existing production employees as required

  • Responsible for keeping current on technological changes with equipment and BASF corporate electrical policies / procedures

  • Complete assigned ‘action items’ from Management of Change, RCA events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ability to read and interpret operating instructions and procedure manuals

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Ability to effectively verbally communicate in a team environment with members of other functions or shifts

  • Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints

  • Demonstratable ability to weld

  • Ability to read prints, drawings, and schematic diagrams

  • Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the phone

  • Ability to perform basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions, percentages)

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, volumes, and percentages

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty-five (55) pounds with or without assistance

  • Ability to work a day shift Monday – Friday and work overtime as needed

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 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 required

  • 4 Years of maintenance experience in an industrial environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • 6 or more years of experience in maintenance repair in a chemical/industrial environment

  • Experience in DCS automation - installation, programming, and troubleshooting/repair

  • Strong knowledge of electrical equipment, wire and component sizing, and electric meter usage

  • A.S. degree in a technical field or related technical certificate in lieu of 2 years of experience

  • SAP experience

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-PMN/OSM-Ops PMU Malcom-63014125

Title: Maintenance Technician Level III

Location: IA-Malcom

Requisition ID: 2103136