BASF Maintenance I/E Technician in Sparks, Georgia

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. 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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

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Maintenance I/E Technician (1702399) - Sparks, GA

BASF's Crop Protection Site in Sparks, Georgia is seeking an Instrumentation & Electrical Technician who has the skills necessary to install, maintain, and troubleshoot site instrumentation, control systems, and electrical equipment in order to provide safe operation with maximum production availability. The candidate will report to and receive work assignments, priorities, etc from the Maintenance Supervisor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Complete required repairs and tasks to instruments, controls, and electrical systems in an efficient, timely manner in order to restore or maintain safe operating capability.

  • Install and verify new instrument, control and electrical systems according to vendor specifications and maintenance procedures using drawings, manuals, or blueprints.

  • Recommend changes to existing instruments, controls, electrical systems or equipment in order to improve reliability, accuracy, or further optimize processes.

  • Recommend tools, equipment or methods to improve the safety and timeliness of system repairs.

  • Communicate any alterations to existing instrument, control, or electrical systems to ensure all site records are current and proper documentation is completed.

  • Maintain mechanical equipment throughout plant by following maintenance procedures and manufactures recommendations.

  • Maintain acceptable housekeeping standards in the work area

  • Complete Root Cause Failure Analysis investigations

  • Ability to safely operate forklifts and manlifts

  • Ability to handle objects weighing up to 50lbs

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. Degree from a Technical School preferred.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic qualifications:

  • Two-year technical degree in a I/E Maintenance field.

  • Three to Five years detailed experience of operations, maintenance, repair, and calibration of chemical process instrumentation and controls (for level, flow, pressure, temperature and analysis.)

  • Three to Five years experience in electronic process control systems, including programmable logic control (PLC) systems and the ability to troubleshoot and maintain these systems.

  • Three to Five Years experience in electrical supply and distribution systems (motors, motor control center (MCC), transformers, lighting, wiring, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and troubleshoot electrical control schematics.

  • Knowledge of safety regulations associated with a chemical operation

  • Knowledge of safety practices and techniques relating to industrial manufacturing (LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Hot Work, Line Break)

  • Previous instrumentation & electrical experience in an industrial manufacturing setting.

  • Experience with calibrating and configuring Instrumentation using HART based communicators.

  • Knowledge of the NEC code. An understanding of working in electrically classified areas.

  • Working Knowledge of computers, MS Windows operating system, and email (i.e Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes).

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-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Maintenance I/E Technician

Location: GA-Sparks

Requisition ID: 1702399