BASF Cellasto Technician I in Wyandotte, Michigan

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…

Cellasto Technician I – Wyandotte, Michigan

With a Customer-First Mindset, under the Cellasto brand name, BASF has been manufacturing and selling polyurethane finished parts and springs of all kinds that are employed in those areas where other materials such as rubber and steel reach their limits. Today, nine out of ten car makers rely on this unique product.

Cellasto stands for high-quality, long-lasting components. Because Cellasto components have this in common, we adapt them to meet each customer’s requirements and the associated production platforms. BASF produces Cellasto at six sites worldwide, currently: Lemförde (Germany), Nansha and Shanghai (China), Guaratingueta (Brazil), Shinshiro (Japan) and Wyandotte (USA).

The Cellasto Technician will assist in all areas of the BASF Cellasto facility in production of urethane jounce bumpers. Plant area assignment and pay grade will be commensurate with experience. This position will be hands-on manufacturing including interfacing with products and equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Safely operate, troubleshoot and maintain cryogenic deflashing machines, mold lines and/or other HMI-controlled equipment

  • Wear and utilize all personal protective equipment (PPE) specified by Cellasto, the Wyandotte site, OSHA and all other regulatory agencies.

  • Understand the total concept of the Cellasto process to meet customer requirements and must be able to interact and communicate with Visual, Planning, Impact, Maintenance and Reactor Room Departments in the Cellasto Plant.

  • Assists in the development and revision of operating procedures for operations including shutdown, startup, and normal operation.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues and report problems as-needed to supervision.

  • Capable of lifting 30lbs during a shift, standing and walking for extended periods of time and / or climbing of stairs.

  • Required to work shift work and perform all duties in a safe, efficient manner.

  • May train other personnel on unit operations within the department.

  • Candidate must have basic math skills and experience using measurement tools (i.e. rulers, gages, etc.)

  • Use various hand tools, electric pallet jacks, pneumatic tools, walk-behind floor scrubber, electric and pneumatic bin lifters and scan guns

  • Supports efficient movement of materials from inspection/assembly lines to staging area for transfer to warehouse.

  • Package, label and transport product throughout the plant as needed

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 6 months of manufacturing, production or other transferrable technical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in discrete manufacturing is preferred

  • Experience with human-machine interfaces (HMIs) is preferred

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 Performance Materials North America 60000012

Title: Cellasto Technician I

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1802039