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BASF Maintenance Mechanic/ Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice in Peekskill, New York

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

This position is within BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation. BASF Colors & Effects produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit .

Maintenance Mechanic/Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice – Peekskill, NY

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a Maintenance Mechanic/Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice to perform duties to install, maintain and repair equipment at the BASF Peekskill Manufacturing Site. Tasks include complex process equipment installation, maintenance troubleshooting and repairs utilizing advanced skills in pipefitting, structural steel, pneumatic, hydraulic, rigging and other millwright work on rotating and fixed equipment such as process machinery, tanks/pumps/agitators, furnaces, boilers and general building & grounds maintenance. Perform basic welding and fabrication; assist other mechanics in mechanical assignments as required. Operate forklift truck and other mobile equipment as required.

Formula for Success

Using your High School or Trade School Diploma, or equivalent, you will work from complicated drawings, design specifications and/or utilizing good maintenance practices and ingenuity to solve problems. You will work in coordination with multi-craft maintenance activities, receive and act upon Supervisor’s written and/or verbal instructions, notify Supervisor of status of work and communicate to Supervisor deficiencies in equipment and/or repair information. You will maintain excellent housekeeping practices throughout the workplace, communicate all problems or difficulties to the supervisor, and utilize current technology as required to perform duties. You will enter and comfortably work within confined spaces, maintain and update necessary records as instructed, use basic computer programs, and learn and maintain computer skills to support BASF programs.

Preferred Certifications, knowledge and experience may include:

  • Further education in the mechanical field

  • Prior working experience in a chemical, refining, or manufacturing facility

  • Experience in the safe and proper use of maintenance hand tools and power tools, diagnostic instruments.

  • Knowledge of and skill in the basic use of shop equipment such as metal lathe and milling machine in fabrication and repair work.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP/PNP-Operations Pigments Peekskill-60001903

Title: Maintenance Mechanic/ Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice

Location: NY-Peekskill

Requisition ID: 2002334