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BASF Electrical & Instrumentation Reliability Engineer 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 Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2021. 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 .

What You'll Be Doing - The Electrical & Instrumentation Reliablity Engineer provides expertise to the maintenance team to enhance reliability of electrical systems and instrumentation. Maintains a primary focus within maintenance, but will work with other such technicians/mechanics/engineers/vendors/contractors across site to seek best practices and enhancements.

  • Provides evaluation and direction for maintenance and reliability efforts for all electrical and instrumentation equipment and systems.

  • Works to enhance electrical and instrumentation equipment reliability and performance.

  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise on electrical/instrument systems and standards.

  • Recommends and assists in estimating capital projects to the Project Management Team

  • Provides design review and assistance for electrical and instrumentation equipment and systems.

  • Work with the Team to generate cost savings ideas that reduce the Total Cost of Ownership

  • Work with the Team to ensure safety of the electrical systems and all personnel

  • 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 ISO9001:2105 Quality Management System.

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?


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or closely related field from an accredited institution.

  • Relevant experience in Operations, Engineering, or Maintenance in an industrial setting.

  • Experienced in the engineering, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of motors, motor control systems, VFD’s, electrical devices, electrical supplies, field instrumentation, control valves, process analyzers, process control systems.

  • Knowledge in Reliability Centered Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Predictive Maintenance and Preventitive Maintenance.

  • Experience with electrical systems from low voltage DC to 480V AC.

  • Ability to read and update electrical and instrument documents such as schematics, specifications, control diagrams, P&IDs, and one-line diagrams.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • Working knowledge of chemical plant equipment and technologies.

  • A good understanding of working within the rules of safety and environmental policies in an industrial setting.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to act as a self starter. Must be self motivated to seek out problems, propose solutions, and drive improvements.

Bonus Points

  • Do you have experience programming and troubleshooting variable speed drives? Great!

  • Experience with electric system design and modification is a plus.

  • Experience with PLC and DCS Automation preferred.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: G-EDP/PNN-Operations Pigments Newport-63000609

Title: Electrical & Instrumentation Reliability Engineer

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 2100395