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BASF Instrument Technician 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 - This role provides expertise to the maintenance team to maintain instrumentation, control valves, and process analyzers across the site. The role interacts with all levels of the organization site wide. This position is responsible for performing daily tasks as part of a team to ensure safe, productive, reliable, and cost-efficient maintenance of plant equipment and facilities. in addition, this position provides field level support for reliability efforts, innovation, and continuous improvement.

  • Provide direct support in the preventative maintenance, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of instrumentation and control valves.

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

  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of technical expertise.

  • Interface with vendors for maintenance of equipment and other related activities.

  • Assist with the installation and commissioning of capital projects.

  • Practice safety and housekeeping while performing job duties.

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

  • Complete job feedback forms to document equipment history.

  • 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.

  • Identify potential bad actors and opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation.

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

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 GED

  • 5 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing or refining environment.

  • Experience in the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of field instrumentation, control valves, and process analyzers.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and update documents such as schematics, specifications, control diagrams, P&ID's, and single line diagrams to complete assigned work.

  • 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, including form extension ladders.

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

Bonus Points

  • Do you have schooling or certifications related to the roles and responsibilities of the job? We will help you put those skills to work!

  • If you have State of Delaware Electrician Journeyperson Papers, that is a plus.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

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

Title: Instrument Technician

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 2100396