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BASF Electrician 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 Electrician provides expertise to the maintenance team to maintain electrical systems and equipment. Maintains a primary focus within maintenance, but can work with other such technicians/mechanics/engineers/vendors/contractors across site to seek best practices for electrical installations.

  • Provides direct assistance in the troubleshooting of electrical system problems and initiate the repair. Perform PM’s as directed. Interface with electrical vendors for maintenance and other related activities.

  • Monitor Motor Control Center and equipment reliability and performance.

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

  • May be involved in the installation and commissioning of capital projects

  • 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?


  • High school education and equivalent experience.

  • Journeyman’s Electrician’s License for the state of Delaware.

  • Relevant experience in Operations, Engineering, or Maintenance in the chemical or refining industries.

  • Experienced in the engineering, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of one or more of the following: Motors, motor control systems, electrical devices, electrical supplies, field instrumentation, control valves, process analyzers, process control systems.

  • 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.

  • Good troubleshooting skills.

  • Good working knowledge of chemical plant equipment and technologies.

  • A good understanding of working within the rules of safety and environmental policies.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Good computer skills.

Bonus Points

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

  • Industrial troubleshooting experience is a plus.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP/PNN-Operations Pigments Newport-63008854

Title: Electrician

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 2100393