BASF I&E Technician in Newport, Delaware

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

This position is within BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation. BASF Colors & Effects produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

Roles and Responsibilities – General

  • Practice safety and housekeeping in the performance of job duties.

  • Execute maintenance tasks in a quality manner to avoid rework.

  • Complete job feedback forms:

  • Critique work

  • Critique job plan including planned hours and task lists

  • Provide feedback to planner on quality of job plan detail and accuracy

  • Document actual time spent

  • Document work repair history – detailed description of what was done: “as found, as left”

  • Identify any additional work required

  • Participate in 5S activities to maintain a clean and orderly work area.

  • Provide support for site reliability efforts.

  • Participate in RCFA’s and PHA’s, as necessary.

  • Identify potential bad actors.

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation.

  • Communicate with supervision and Production.

  • Protect the environment, health, safety, and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers, and neighbors.

Roles and Responsibilities – Electrical Systems

  • Provides direct support in the preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical systems.

  • Install, troubleshoot and repair all types of electrical equipment.

  • Install, troubleshoot and program variable frequency drives.

  • Monitor and maintain power distribution systems.

  • Maintain site emergency generators.

  • Appropriate size and pull wire.

  • Properly bend and install rigid metal conduit in electrically classified areas.

  • Maintain Delaware Journeyman Electrical License through continuous training.

  • Interface with vendors for maintenance and other related activities

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

  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM’s) on electrical equipment for the purpose of improving reliability and performance.

  • Assist with the installation and commissioning of capital projects.

  • Work with the team to generate cost savings ideas that reduce the total cost of ownership

Roles and Responsibilities – Instruments and Control Valves

  • Provides direct support in the preventative maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, and repair of instrumentation and control valves

  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain process analyzers, including GC’s.

  • Configure all types of instrumentation and control valves.

  • Interface with control system vendors for maintenance and other related activities.

  • Monitor instrument and control system reliability and performance.

  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise on process and instrumentation and control systems.

  • Assist with the installation and commissioning of capital projects

  • Work with the team to generate cost savings ideas that reduce the total cost of ownership

  • Troubleshooting & calibration of scales

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 5 years in manufacturing environment

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

  • Ability to read and update electrical and instrument documents such as schematics, specifications, control diagrams, P&ID’s, and single line diagrams.

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

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Good computer skills.

  • Able to operate mobile equipment, including scissor lifts and fork trucks.

  • Able to work from heights

  • Willing and able to work overtime

  • Willing and able to work shift work

  • Willing and able to work extended hours during plant upsets and planned maintenance outages / grade changes.

  • Minimum of Delaware Electrician Journeyperson Papers to qualify for the I&E position or as an electrician.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment

  • Multi-craft experience

  • Delaware Electrician Master License

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Mechanics are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, and climbing.

  • Mechanics must be able to wear and work in appropriate personal protective equipment, including respirators, supplied air, and up to Level A suits.

  • Work is performed in a manufacturing environment, including outdoor facilities, unconditioned areas, and confined spaces.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-President's Office-60000001

Title: I&E Technician

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 1804384