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BASF Equipment Technician III in Wyandotte, Michigan

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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 as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Equipment Technician III, Mechanical Equipment –2001972 – Wyandotte, MI

Where the Chemistry Happens

Perform duties to install, maintain and repair equipment at the BASF Wyandotte 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 and general building & grounds maintenance. Perform basic welding and fabrication; assist other mechanics in mechanical assignments as required.

Our Equipment Maintenance Technicians are responsible for the repair and maintenance of all mechanical equipment on site, including:

  • Mechanical seals

  • Gear boxes

  • Drive couplings

  • Agitators

  • Pumps

  • Rigging

  • Welding and pipe fabrication

Formula for Success

  • Utilizing your AS degree or certificate in a maintenance or repair related discipline along with 8 years of mechanical maintenance experience or repair related discipline.

  • Experience performing maintenance and repair of pumps and motors. Welding experience (ARC and TIG). Experience reading mechanical blueprints. Experience with Microsoft Office software. Driver’s license. Maintain good attendance history

  • Work with maintenance supervision, other technicians, engineers and production personnel to design plant equipment and modifications.

  • Improve equipment reliability by maintaining, analyzing, troubleshooting and utilizing all resources available. Findings reported to supervision with appropriate recommendations.

  • Support, maintain and improve preventive maintenance and Mechanical Integrity Program to insure equipment reliability

  • Will utilize shop equipment, e.g., band saw, drill press, grinders and power hand tools. Operate forklift truck and other mobile equipment as required.

  • Actively participate in plant safety meetings. Works within BASF site and corporate procedures.

  • Demonstrates a team-oriented demeanor conducive to all BASF goals

  • Strong communication, organization and time management skills. On-call support for after-hours production demands to include working overtime and weekends when needed.

  • General physical requirements include: Lift up to 50 lbs., carrying up to 25 lbs., Bending, kneeling, squatting, and crawling, Wrist turning and finger manipulation, Climb vertical, fixed ladders with ladder cages, Climb portable step and extension ladders, Push and pull up to 25 lbs., Twist, turn and reach above shoulder level, Simple to firm grasping ability, Work within confined spaces

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EDN/OW-Production Wyandotte-63025580

Title: Equipment Technician III

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 2001972