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BASF Instrument Technician Trainee in Wyandotte, 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 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…

Instrument Technician Trainee (2001519) – Wyandotte, MI

BASF is seeking an Instrument Technician Trainee for our Wyandotte, MI location. The Instrument Technician Trainee is responsible for repair and maintenance of the Instrument and Electrical equipment encompassing the plant switch-gear installations, electrical and pneumatic system, PLC controllers and AC and DC drive controls. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to …

Interpret electrical schematics, blueprints and computer logic to trouble shoot production problems and resolve them.

Perform process control, sensing and monitoring system calibrations and record keeping.

Work with other team members, engineers and production personnel to complete job task, breakdowns or machine redesigns to improve/resolve production needs.

Support, maintain and improve the plant MPI programs to maintain equipment reliability.

Responsible for requisitioning replacement parts from plant inventory as well as obtaining outside sources to replace, upgrade or implement new equipment designs.

Support production operations during the second and third shift as well as weekend coverage.

Actively participate in plant safety meetings and procedures for lock-out, line breaking, safe work, and hot work. Ensure all contractors adhere to BASF safety standards.

Must comply with OSHA and plant-specific safety procedures.

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.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in chemical plant instrumentation maintenance / construction – OR – completion / near completion in the BASF Maintenance Scholarship Program.

Must be able to read loop sheets, electrical interconnect drawings, ladder logic drawings, equipment and process instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and have knowledge of prevailing electrical codes.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associates degree in a technical field is preferred.

Basic computer literacy: Windows operating system, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).

Excellent safety skills.

Experience with PLC machines is preferred.

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

Experience with troubleshooting and repair of variable frequency drives is preferred.

Experience with SAP computerized maintenance management system.

Experience with heating circuits, SCRs, thermal couples and RTDs 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/OW-Business Mgmt TPU-63008325

Title: Instrument Technician Trainee

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 2001519