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BASF Plant Trainee in Michigan

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…

Plant Trainee – Wyandotte, Michigan

The Wyandotte Thermoplastic Polyurethane Technician is responsible for the following:

  • Perform all shipping and receiving tasks associated with packaging of finished goods.

  • Perform fork truck duties.

  • Operate extruders, feeders, and other equipment associated with the production of TPU.

  • Demonstrate safe and efficient performance of daily tasks ensuring adherence to all site and plant standards.

  • Operate plant equipment in a manner and condition to safely produce quality product.

  • Maintain housekeeping at an excellent level.

  • Perform equipment, safety, and other required checks in an accurate, neat, and timely manner.

  • Effectively participate in creation of JSA’s, 6S and all lean initiatives.

  • Contribute to the success of plant goals and objectives through participation on EHS and/or team activities to further advance the qualities of a High-Performance Organization.

  • Contribute to the success of plant goals & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, costs, productivity and morale throughout the plant.

The expectations of our TPU Plant Trainee’s are as follows:

  • “Safety is first priority” mindset

  • Willingness and ability to create and adapt to change

  • Competencies of accountability and ownership

  • Meet or exceed standard for attendance

  • Ability to learn and perform a variety of tasks in support of plant operations

  • Flexibility in changing own and others work priorities as short notice

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Coordination with people and teams within unit and beyond unit; good team player

  • Assists in helping others complete tasks while effectively completing own tasks

  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in plant work

  • Effective time management and organizational skills to efficiently manage daily activities

  • General knowledge of handling both manual and automatic controls

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot systems and identify likely problems.

  • Mature dependable judgment when dealing with others. Exhibits good judgment in asking for help.

Our TPU Plant Employees work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule with overtime as required.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 months of manufacturing, production, assembly, light industrial, material handling or warehouse experience

  • High School diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience working in a chemical manufacturing plant

  • Demonstrated experience in extruder or belt lines

  • Fork-lift and/or pallet jack experience

  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, SAP)

  • Strong math skills

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/OT-Business Mgmt TPU-60001113

Title: Plant Trainee

Location: Michigan

Requisition ID: 1900443