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BASF Trainee Program START IN Production and Digitization (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Production

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN57824822ONLE2

Do you have questions regarding the application process or position? Ms. Julia Bräse (Talent Acquisition) +49 (0)30 2005 58575

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Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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START IN - our BASF Trainee program - will immediately begin preparing you for future assignments at BASF by giving you challenging tasks, exciting projects and responsibility. Every START IN program is tailor-made to fit your specific talents. Bring your creativity, passion and pioneering spirit to BASF and start your professional career with us!

What you can expect

High-performance operation of our plants and equipment is crucial to our aim of producing superior-quality products sustainably and on a forward-looking basis. This makes advances in digitization and optimization of plants and equipment from a process standpoint a vital element of securing our future.

This 24-month trainee program will give you optimum preparation to assume a specialized expert and management role at one of our production plants in the area of process management with a focus on digital topics.

  • You will get to know the plant, the technical processes and procedures in use as well as the "digital tools", such as augmented reality, predictive maintenance and digital plant, alongside fundamentals of automation.

  • At the same time, you will be involved in the introduction, maintenance, further development and evolution of the digital tools used at the plant and in interconnecting those tools.

  • You will be responsible for the operational project management and overarching coordination of various optimization projects within the organization.

  • In addition, you will identify further possibilities for improvement within the plant on an ongoing basis.

What we expect

  • We are looking for candidates, who hold a master's degree or doctorate in engineering with a focus on automation, chemical engineering, process engineering or a comparable field.

  • Ideally, you also have initial experience gained from relevant internships in the industry.

  • You speak fluently in German and good in English and you are a very strong communicator.

  • You also have great interest in digital topics in a production environment and have highly developed social skills.

We offer

Mentoring that supports your personal and professional development.

A wide range of seminars tailored to your needs.

Networking events where you can expand your career network.

Permanent employment contract from day 1, best career opportunities and flexible start date.