BASF Instrument Technician in Newport, Delaware

BASF has formed a global business unit to combine all of its pigment’s activities. With sales of about €1 billion in 2014 and 2,500 employees globally, BASF holds a leading position in the pigments market, offering the broadest portfolio of products and technology. The new global business unit will fully concentrate on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. We are building the best team in the industry to achieve these objectives. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

Job Description - 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.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support in the preventative maintenance, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, 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.

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 an employee of Colors & Effects goes 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 the chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.


  • 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? 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: 1900095