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BASF Fabrication Specialist in Wixom, Michigan

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 with strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Fabrication Specialist – Wixom, MI (2102585)

At ProCat, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, we age and test catalytic converters using customer supplied test stand and vehicle procedures. Employees set up engines, dynamometers, and other equipment for engine-based catalyst aging and vehicles emission measuring equipment for EPA related chassis roll testing. As a Test Fabrication Support Technician, you will be responsible for ensuring test catalysts are modified as needed to support required testing. This includes changes to accommodate instrumentation and fit. In addition, you may have responsibilities associated with the ongoing maintenance and possible repair of various test facilities and/or equipment.

Principle Responsibilities:

Perform arc and gas welding, light fabrication, and general metalworking

Can and de-can catalytic converters

Operate the plasma cutter and use machine tools, drill press, lathe, etc.

Instrument test samples, engines and vehicles with thermocouples and emission sample probes

Tag and identify test samples

Pickup and delivery of samples to the customer as needed

Perform site maintenance repair and routine maintenance

Perform shipping and receiving functions,

Drive the HiLo in and around the site

Perform site storage and inventory duties, including inventory system updates

Must be able to meet the physical demands required to complete the job assignments including lifting up to 30 lbs above your head and moving components in excess of 60 lbs.

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

Minimum of 5 years related fabrication/welding experience

Working knowledge of hand and electronic tools (drill press, plasma cutter, lathes, arc and gas welding, metal working tools)

Preferred qualifications:

2 Year degree or certifications in a related field desired

Work experience with engines, mechanical systems, test systems is desired

Working knowledge of PC based software and computer systems

Outstanding communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

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: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RCC/EW-ProCat Engine Lab-63008256

Title: Fabrication Specialist

Location: MI-Wixom

Requisition ID: 2102585