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BASF Blending and Packaging Production-Maintenance Coordinator in Newport, Delaware

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.

Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into the Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

What You'll Be Doing - The Blending & Packaging PMC role is a key leadership position at the Newport site. The position is responsible for coordinating the maintenance of the Blending & Packaging operational assets to ensure equipment is maintained in safe working order in support of packaging asset effectiveness. The role is also critical to developing the equipment troubleshooting skills of the Blending & Packaging crew leaders and operators in support of the MPI Process and the Toyota Production System.

  • Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors.Be knowledgeable of and follow all Environmental, Health and Safety practices including but not limited to: manage waste movements according to satellite and/or 90-day accumulation requirements, inspect air contaminant sources and institute corrective action for out-of-spec conditions, prevent releases into the sewer and/or stormwater systems by following BMPs (best management practices), activate BASF emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies.Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System.

  • Coordinate Grade Change and Maintenance Outage activities to ensure adequate planning of resources such as maintenance personnel, contractors and operations personnel.The planning should maximize asset effectiveness while supporting mechanical integrity compliance and process safety.

  • Support development of Blending & Packaging standard work in conjunction with the TPS Leads, Production Manager and other site support personnel.

  • Ownership for developing autonomous maintenance activities for the Blending & Packaging operations.This includes equipment troubleshooting checklists to minimize downtime related to equipment reliability issues.Uses the Toyota Production System tools and metrics to identify and drive continuous improvement projects across the Blending & Packaging assets.

  • Ownership for coordinating all maintenance activities for the Blending & Packaging process areas including maintenance scheduling in line with the Newport site MPI process requirements.

  • Develop trouble shooting capabilities of the Blending & Packaging production personnel (Working Crew Leaders and Operators) through training and on the job problem solving opportunities.Troubleshoot more complex problems in collaboration with site support personnel (i.e. engineers, maintenance, etc.) to ensure efficient and effective operations.

  • Provide support to the site to ensure all relevant ISO, RC, and other regulatory, external and internal, requirements are met.This includes, but is not limited to: maintaining records, managing/supporting the Change Manager and AIMS reporting tools, driving/coordinating closure of action items.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum 10 years of operational and/or maintenance experience required.

  • Working knowledge of batch chemical operations required.

  • Knowledge of mechanical and instrumentation equipment operations and maintenance

  • Computer skills – ability to learn/work with SAP, MS Office, OSI PI process data collection software, and plant distributed control software.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are required.

  • Ability to teach/apply trouble shooting skills in a complex manufacturing environment.

  • Well-developed and practical knowledge of occupational and process safety requirements (Mechanical Integrity, MOC, PSSR, LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work, PPE, etc.)

  • Ability to utilize continuous improvement tools and methodologies to drive sustainable improvements.

  • Passion for quality, continuous improvement and meeting customer needs.

  • Willingness/Ability to occasionally work outside the standard daywork schedule.

Bonus Points

  • Do you have a Six Sigma/Lean training certification? Great!

  • Experience working with PSM covered manufacturing processes preferred.

  • Personnel leadership/management experience is a plus.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP/PNN-Operations Pigments Newport-60001266

Title: Blending and Packaging Production-Maintenance Coordinator

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 2000409