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BASF Production Apprentice in Sparta, Tennessee

Now Hiring Production Apprentice!

The world needs creative solutions. We need YOU!

Earn a paycheck while you learn a new career as a Production Technician Apprentice.

Starting pay $17.50/hr. and progressing to $18.50/hr. upon completion of the program.

After completing the program, work shift will be at night.

At BASF, we are proud to introduce the next generation of Production 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 a Production Technician in our Sparta, TN Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6, and Polyester colored specialty resins plant, you will make an impact on the world with a fundamental focus on sustainability. As a Production Technician, you will be a part of a team that manufactures products for use in the automotive, consumer/industrial, and power distribution industries. The products produced at the Sparta, TN site can be found in everyday products like auto interior, mirror, window housings, power tool housings, furniture applications, electrical switches, and wall plates and more

As your apprenticeship begins, you…

Will enroll in and attend a BASF specific Production Technician program at Motlow State College while working and learning on site in our Sparta, TN Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6, and Polyester colored specialty resins plant from some of the best in the business. During your time here we don’t want you to sweat the small stuff so BASF will cover the entire cost of your educational program, including books!

When you’re not studying you will have opportunities to…

Work hands-on in our Sparta, TN Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6, and Polyester colored specialty resins plant learning to:

  • Conduct routine safety and equipment inspections and utilize various reporting mechanisms to rectify issues.

  • Record proper operating and material information for production lot processing.

  • Operate manufacturing equipment according to production ISO/TS16949 procedures.

  • Follow process set-up instruction sheets, blend instruction sheets, etc.

  • Prepare packaging for finished goods with proper labeling and materials identification.

  • Gather, stage, and load proper materials for product compounding.

  • Collect samples for QC and color testing.

  • Perform housekeeping to maintain production and operations in neat and orderly condition.

  • Operate peripheral and auxiliary equipment such as fume collection system, dust collection system, bulk pellet transfer systems, etc.

  • Participate in problem-solving to make necessary equipment repairs or process corrections to maintain required production quality and volume.

  • Operate a forklift to move needed raw materials and scrap materials to properly designated areas.

  • Provide production or operations support as directed by Shift Supervisor or other management.

  • Complete audits and inspections (total productive maintenance, housekeeping checklists, etc.).

  • Complete computer based self-assessment.

  • Complete required monthly training (classroom training, computer-based training, etc.).

  • Troubleshoot problems in support areas.

If you can...

  • Learn on the job and use provided equipment/tools.

  • Follow both written and verbal procedures/instructions.

  • Follow operational and safety guidelines.

  • Work independently and as part of a team.

  • Lift at least 50lbs.

If you have a…

  • High school diploma or GED


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At BASF you get more than just compensation, Medical & Dental. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Our Periodic Table of Benefits includes some additional perks below for starters…

  • 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

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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.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.