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BASF Maintenance Technician in Livonia, Michigan

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 on process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. BASF is always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Maintenance Technician (1903954) – Livonia, MI

Livonia, MI Polyurethane Systems House is seeking a self-motivated Maintenance Technician to join the Maintenance Team in a polyurethanes batch operation. The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to ensure proper and timely maintenance is completed, in a cost efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner. The self-directed candidate will report to the Maintenance and Capital Engineer.

The Livonia site is a stand-alone site, located approximately 25 miles northwest of the Wyandotte site. All production equipment is located indoors. Livonia is one of 9 North American Systems Houses, making customized resin and isocyanate products. The site is open M-F, 24-hours a day. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work in an environment that demands the highest level of safety performance

  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance on plant equipment and all areas of the building, in a timely and efficient manner

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and solve maintenance issues on stationary and rotational equipment.

  • Must be willing and able to work alone when necessary, in completing maintenance work

  • Must read, comprehend, and execute tasks and concepts found in technical operating and maintenance manuals, and other written documents

  • Must know how to use typical maintenance hand tools, power tools, cutting and burning equipment, welding equipment and pipe threader

  • Operate mobile equipment such as scissor lift, boom lift, fork trucks

  • Work at elevated, confining and cramped conditions, at varying ambient conditions

  • Complete all paperwork and computer work in an accurate and timely manner

  • Keep office, maintenance shop and work areas clean and organized, including paper files.

  • Wear prescribed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensure that prescribed safeguards are properly followed

  • Understands that Safety and Environmental responsibility is a major part of BASF’s

  • Principles. Must report all unsafe conditions and accidents immediately to the appropriate manager. Responsible for the safety of self and others

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and perform general labor work.

  • Have a basic understanding of single and three (3) phase electrical systems is required

  • Knowledge of maintaining pumps, air compressors, chillers, boilers, vacuum pumps, HVAC equipment and plumbing systems is required

  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, schematics and P&ID’s is required

  • Work overtime on a regular basis when the need arises and take part in the maintenance on-call schedule

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • A minimum of 3 years of maintenance experience in an industrial, manufacturing environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional trades degree or certificates from an accredited organization or school

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-PMN/OS-Business Mgmt PU Systems-60001804

Title: Maintenance Technician

Location: MI-Livonia

Requisition ID: 1903954