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BASF I&E Technician Apprentice, Port Arthur, TX in Port Arthur, Texas

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Earn a paycheck while you learn a new career as an Instrument and Electrical Technician Apprentice.

Starting pay $28.00/hr. and progressing to $35.00

At BASF, we are proud to introduce the next generation of Instrument and Electrical Technician to the innovative world of Manufacturing. If you are looking to build a meaningful career while making an impact on the world, then come create chemistry with us!

As an Instrument and Electrical Technician Apprentice in our Port Arthur, TX steam cracker plant, you will make an impact on the world with a fundamental focus on sustainability. As an Instrument and Electrical Technician Apprentice , you will be a part of a team which produces products used to produce anti-freeze, polyester, plastics, diapers, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, and more.!

Starting on or about August 28th, 2023, you…

Will begin or continue an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Instrumentation Technologist program at Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) while working and learning at our Port Arthur, TX site from some of the best in the business. During your time here we do not want you to sweat the small stuff so BASF will cover the entire cost of your educational program, including books!

When you are not studying you will have opportunities to…

Work at our Port Arthur, TX steam cracker site to learn:

  • To maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and document plant instrumentation activities on, but not limited to:

o Transmitters (flow, level, pressure, temperature, etc.)

o Measuring Elements

o Control valves, automated valves, MOV’s, etc.

  • Basic knowledge of DCS (Distributed Control Systems) and PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers)

  • To work on and troubleshoot equipment with voltages up to 480 VAC

  • To track and update assigned tasks in the maintenance management system (SAP) on daily basis.

  • To read and update electrical and instrument documents such as schematics, specifications, P&IDs and one-line diagrams.

If you…

  • Have a HS Diploma or GED

  • Can work in a plant environment and lift 50lbs

  • Can work 12hr fixed shifts (day OR night/weekends and holidays)

  • Will enroll in a degree program to launch a career in Manufacturing

  • Can work on different structure levels, requiring the climbing of stairs, walking on metal walkways and grating, working at heights, etc., as well as being able to work in areas both inside and outside in varying weather conditions.


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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. We believe investing in you is investing in our success.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. We offer YOU@BASF

  • Competitive health and insurance plans including long term care

  • Retirement benefits with company-matching contributions

  • Learning & Development opportunities like our Mentorship and PDP programs

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave and family care solutions

  • Flex spending accounts

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Wellness Program & Fitness Reimbursement

  • Pet Insurance

  • Employee Discounts

  • Access to the BASF wine cellar and much more!

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Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-CPN/PSM-Maintenance-60001252

Title: I&E Technician Apprentice, Port Arthur, TX

Location: TX-Port Arthur

Requisition ID: 2301310