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BASF E-I Technician in Bishop, Texas

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 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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

I & E Technician (1902172) - Bishop, TX

This position 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.

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.

Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

a. Identify, maintain, manage and update as need the site ARC Flash Programs, Site Ground check inspections, and site bonding inspections. Acquire quotes from Vendors, schedule with contractor and production and monitor progress.

b. Develop plan and implement site electrical distribution systems, single line drawings and protection schemes.

c. Perform electrical short circuit analysis and Load studies.

d. Perform Hazardous area classification studies.

e. Develop substation arrangements and upgrades.

f. Plan electrical Outages with BASF and Contract personnel. Order parts and services as needed. (Voltage < 600)

g. Support PLC and DCS systems installations, repairs, calibrations and inspections.

h. Assemble site electrical infrastructure plan

  1. Replacement of obsolete equipment

  2. Installation of higher efficiency equipment

  3. Long term site reliability and future growth

i. Develop and maintain site electrical maintenance strategy.

  1. Critical PM’s with details needed to troubleshoot issues

j. Develop and maintain critical electrical equipment plans, including additions to Stores stock.

k. Evaluate new technical and industrial trends related to electrical improvements.

l. Identify and recommend changes to existing power distribution systems to meet plant needs.

  1. Daily work schedule:

a. Review backlog of electrical work orders to verify the correct work orders are getting scheduled as needed.

  1. Capital:

a. Provide electrical assistance on new projects.

b. Install and train craftsmen and operators on new equipment installations.

  1. Training:

a. Work with Maintenance Supervisor to train electrical craftsmen on equipment troubleshooting techniques.

b. Assemble and train electrical craftsmen by use of troubleshooting maps.

c. Provide support related to safety regulations and electrical standards.

  1. Responsibility

a. Build relationships with the Production operators and Maintenance craftsmen to be one Team.

b. Write new PM’s, monitor and update existing PM’ on an as needed basis.

c. Understand/learn the operations and principals of the area operations in order to be effective at troubleshooting and solving production issues.

d. Work with Reliability Engineer to review/manage Break-in work orders; including RCFA.

e. Collaborate with Project Engineer is design and constructing all electrical power, controls, instrumentation, and process automation systems.

f. Provide standardization of equipment for maximum efficiency and economy.

g. Develop, implement and manage electrical databases and interfaces to track plant equipment and collect operational information such as power, tonnage, runtime, instrumentation parameters.

h. Identify and update single line drawings as needed.

i. Verify that appropriate hours of Electrical Preventive Maintenance Tasks are scheduled. (Work with PM Technician, Planner, Coordinator and Reliability Engineer)

j. Write requisitions as needed.

k. Contribute to proper documentation of records, databases, and drawings to meet/exceed State and Federal Regulation, and BASF requirements.

l. Back-up Payroll to Stores

Basic qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED

• Minimum of 2 years’ electrical experience in a Chemical/Chemical Plant environment.

Preferred qualifications:

• Two (2) year Associates Degree in a related Instrumentation, Electronics or Electrical field.

• Registered apprenticeship in an Instrumentation, Electronics or Electrical program.

• Academic degree in related technology area to a maximum of 4 years.

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: G-ENP/P-Operations Pharma Solutions/NA-63022848

Title: E-I Technician

Location: TX-Bishop

Requisition ID: 1902172