BASF Sr. Mechanic 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:

  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures, including Company safety rules and regulations, recognizing hazards and taking appropriate corrective action.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

  • Use basic root cause failure methodology to conduct first level equipment failure analysis.

  • Perform preventative maintenance including lubrication and oil sampling.

  • Complete maintenance of mechanical equipment to correct any issues found through the predictive and preventative maintenance program.

  • Perform breakdown maintenance of mechanical equipment including disassembly, overhaul, and reassembly of complex equipment and components.

  • Assemble components from supplied instructions or drawings and design or fabricate simple components, assemblies, or machine modifications.

  • Properly use hand tools, fixed and portable power tools, and rigging equipment.

  • Execute repairs using site procedures, vendor maintenance manuals, and trade skills.

  • Document repair work history.

  • Monitor equipment condition and performance.

  • Interface with vendors, as required.

  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of capital projects, when required.

  • Train and coach operations on the proper use of site equipment, including facilitating scheduled classroom style training.

  • Work with the Team to generate cost savings ideas that reduce the Total Cost of Ownership.

This list of essential job functions is not intended as a comprehensive list. It is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Mechanics may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

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 equivalent.

  • 5 years of relevant industrial maintenance experience in the manufacturing, chemical, or refining industries.

  • Demonstrated experience working safely and as an environmental steward.

  • Hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and maintenance of the following types of mechanical equipment:

  • Pumps (Centrifugal – Sealed, Mag-Drive, Canned Motor; Progressive Cavity; and Rotary Lobe), Agitators, Conveyor Systems, Packaging Equipment, Drying Equipment, Film Line Equipment, and Filter Presses, Hydraulic Systems, Mechanical Seals

  • Working knowledge of laser shaft alignment equipment.

  • Ability to fabricate and repair screwed metallic piping systems.

  • Ability to read P&ID's, General Arrangement drawings and piping system layouts / isometrics.

  • Experience working in a team environment with different disciplines (electrical, instrument, operations, engineering) as part of the team.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to use computers for e-mail, creating and updating procedures, and completing online training.

  • Ability to maintain records and logs as required and complete required maintenance documentation legibly and on time.

  • Experience with performing Preventive Maintenance (PM) and working with PM programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and maintenance of the following types of mechanical equipment:

  • Chillers, Boilers, Steam Distribution Systems, Cooling Towers, Rotary Screw Air Compressors, and DI / RO Water Systems.

  • Knowledge of various oils and greases and of proper lubrication techniques and intervals using best practices.

  • Experience with Predictive Maintenance techniques such as Oil Analysis, Vibration Analysis, and Infrared Testing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with precision equipment – Dial Indicators, Calipers, Micrometers, and other measuring equipment

  • Experience in the use of a lathe, mill, and keyway broaching equipment

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

Title: Sr. Mechanic

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 1900468