BASF Plant Trainee 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.

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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Packaging Technician to join our Performance Material (PM) team, located in Wyandotte, MI.

The Wyandotte Engineering Plastics Compounding Technician position is responsible for personal and team safety, product quality, and execution of Packaging and Shipping responsibilities to meet production orders and shipments on their assigned shift.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform Packaging and Shipping department standard operating procedures as outlined.

  • Effectively communicate with plant personnel on equipment status and readiness.

  • Operate bagging, box filling, and bulk loading operations.

  • Load and unload trailers.

  • Verify receiving and loading documents.

  • Operate the rework transfer system.

  • Perform general warehouse duties.

  • Operate the railcar raw material transfer system.

  • Conduct routine safety and equipment inspections.

  • Perform operational equipment preventive maintenance activities.

  • Participate in team activities in support of plant improvements.

  • Back-up the Packaging and Shipping Area Coordinator as necessary.

The Wyandotte Engineering Plastics Compounding facility is one of three plants in North America, with similar facilities in Europe and Asia. The facility operators twin-screw extruders to produce polyamide 6, polyamide 6,6, and polybutylene terephthalate compounds. Materials produced serve the automotive, industrial, and electronics industries.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide accurate labeling and record keeping of the pack out area and follow the process procedures to ensure contamination free product to customers

  • Read production schedules, package finished goods with highly accurate labeling that meets customer requirements

  • Operate packaging equipment safely and efficiently to maintain positive workflow through the production process

  • Understand that Safety and Environmental responsibility is a major part of BASF's Vision and Guiding Principle and follow all policies and procedures as applicable

  • Understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO/TS 16949 and other ISO regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities

  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping in assigned area of operation and work closely with other business functions to improve communications

  • Participate in problem-solving to make improvements to safety, quality, productivity, and people processes

This position is part of a job family. The successful candidate will be hired at a level that matches their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Qualifications – NOTE: Not all positions are eligible for cross-regional relocation/work authorization. Cross regional is defined as movement between countries (e.g. Canada to U.S.).

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • High school diploma or GED certificate plus 4 years of related experience in a chemical manufacturing environment

  • Proficiency in industrial math, reading comprehension, and mechanical reasoning

  • Ability to continuously learn and adapt to change.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with diverse groups of people.

  • Ability to function in a team environment.

  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts

  • Perform Packaging and Shipping department standard operating procedures as outlined.

  • Ability to operate a Hilo safely and efficiently

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Title: Plant Trainee

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1701660