BASF I&E Technician in Huntsville, Alabama

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.

At the BASF Huntsville Plant, we make the chemistry and technology used in vehicle catalytic convertors and other environmental products. As part of our team, employees help us conceive, design, implement and validate new equipment, technologies and processes to help make our world's environment cleaner. Our maintenance department plays a vital role in the success of our plant. This position will contribute by:

  • Troubleshooting and repair of electrical controls, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, PLC (Siemens and AB) and pneumatics on all site equipment.

  • Provide technical support for all new equipment installations.

  • Perform and insure Preventative Maintenance (PM's) are completed per schedule and that all plant lab and weighing systems are performing within the specifications of the process requirements.

  • Gather and analyze technical data and recommend needed repairs or modifications on production equipment.

  • Update all electrical / mechanical drawings for equipment modifications. (ie. red line drawings).

  • Assist in the development of PM programs for all new equipment.

  • Establish or modify work procedures including PM to meet the demands of the site.

  • Make recommendations to improve maintenance and production operations.

  • Create corrective work notifications in SAP for all production equipment.

This position will be required to work day or night shift (12s, 10s, and/or 8s) and will likely rotate through different shift schedules over time. Mandatory overtime and, at times, holiday coverage, may be required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a 2 or 4 year Technical Degree in a related Industrial Maintenance field

  • 5 years of documented experience in Industrial Maintenance.

  • 5 years experience with Electrical Troubleshooting

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Ability to operate, maintain and install complex equipment

  • Position will require acquisition after employment of Confined Space Rescue Certification.

  • Experience with Basic PLC (Input/Output)

  • Experience with 4-20 MA (Milliamp) Circuits with I-P

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Allen Bradley/Siemens Programmable Logic Controls/Drives (PLC's)

  • Ability to calibrate equipment and maintain calibration

  • Experience with the following :

  • Siemens Drives

  • Encoders

  • Logic Circuits (sensors)

  • Pneumatics

  • Gas Trains

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-CCE-Mobile Emissions Catalysts

Title: I&E Technician

Location: AL-Huntsville

Requisition ID: 1702730