BASF Maintenance Technician in Freeport, Texas

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…

Maintenance Technician – Mechanical Equipment

Perform duties to install, maintain and repair equipment at the BASF Freeport Chemical Plant. Tasks include process equipment installation, maintenance troubleshooting and repairs utilizing millwright skills in pipefitting, pneumatic, hydraulic, rigging, laser alignment and other millwright work on rotating equipment such as process machinery, pumps, agitators, grinders and conveyors. Assist other mechanics in mechanical assignments as required.

Our Equipment Maintenance Technicians are responsible for the repair and maintenance of all mechanical equipment including:

  • Mechanical seals

  • Gear boxes

  • Drive couplings

  • Extrusion equipment

  • Pumps

  • Dryers

  • Compressors

  • Grinders

  • Conveyors

  • Sifters

  • Turbines

  • Reactors

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with maintenance supervision, other technicians, engineers and production personnel to design plant equipment and modifications

  • Improve equipment reliability by maintaining, analyzing, troubleshooting and utilizing all resources available. Findings reported to supervision with appropriate recommendations.

  • Support, maintain and improve preventive maintenance and Mechanical Integrity Program to insure equipment reliability

  • Will utilize shop equipment, e.g., band saw, drill press, grinders and power hand tools

  • Actively participate in plant safety meetings. Works within BASF site and corporate procedures.

  • Demonstrates a team oriented demeanor conducive to all BASF goals

  • Maintain good attendance history

  • Strong communication, organization and time management skills

  • On-call support for after-hours production demands to include working overtime and weekends when needed.

  • The Maintenance Technician may drive a company vehicle and must possess a valid driver’s license

GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Lift up to 50 lbs., carrying up to 25 lbs.

  • Bending, kneeling, squatting, and crawling

  • Wrist turning and finger manipulation

  • Climb vertical, fixed ladders with ladder cages

  • Climb portable step and extension ladders

  • Push and pull up to 25 lbs.

  • Twist, turn and reach above shoulder level

  • Simple to firm grasping ability

  • Work within confined spaces

The Equipment Maintenance Technician will work primarily day-shift working hours, with overtime and on-call availability as required.

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…

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2 years of mechanical maintenance experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment

  • 1 year of experience performance maintenance and repair of pumps and motors

  • 1 year experience reading mechanical blueprints

  • 1 year experience with email management (open, read, respond)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AS Degree in a maintenance or repair related discipline

  • Maintenance Trade School Certificate or Diploma

  • 5 years of mechanical maintenance experience in a chemical manufacturing environment

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: NCF/UTL-Utilities-63019178

Title: Maintenance Technician

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 1804296