BASF Maintenance Assistant 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 .

Essential Job Functions :

Maintenance Schedule

  • Facilitate the daily maintenance schedule update meeting

  • Ensure all PM’s are scheduled and complete by due dates

  • Build and update weekly schedule based upon supplied production unit input

  • Issue updated schedule each day

  • Monitor, track, and publish weekly PM compliance, schedule compliance, and backlog


  • Manage creation of and status changes to work orders

  • Enter craft hours and completion notes

  • Create and update spare parts, bill of materials, & material master information

Maintenance Processes

  • Update bad actors program and maintenance KPI’s monthly

  • Implement changes to maintenance procedures and technical standards following site processes

  • Assist in creating and updating annual outage schedule

  • Adhere to maintenance documentation workflow requirements.

Contractor Qualification

  • Communicate contractor qualification and training requirements to potential new contractors.

  • Assist with setting up vendors and contractors in SAP

Information Technology

  • Expert user for Microsoft Office Products, including Project, and PowerBI

  • Assist with computer / technology issues, including access requests and printer maintenance

Learning & Development

  • Maintain and update training records for maintenance organization

  • Responsible for monthly safety and group meetings

  • Onboard new maintenance employees


  • Building Landlord for maintenance owned buildings

  • Event planning coordinator

  • Drive company vehicle locally (up to 1hr each way) to pick up parts

Additional Tasks as Assigned by Maintenance Leadership

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

  • 2 years of relevant work experience related to the job roles & responsibilities

  • Strong computer skills and a demonstrated ability to learn new applications

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to organize and run meetings and keep them on task and on time

  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College Degree

  • Experience working in a maintenance organization

  • Working knowledge of SAP maintenance modules

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

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

Title: Maintenance Assistant

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 1900371