BASF Maintenance Technician - Electrical Instrumentation in Wyandotte, Michigan

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 with strong emphasis process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Maintenance Technician – Electrical Instrumentation / Wyandotte MI (1800681)

The Electrical Instrument Technician is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all Electrical and Instrument equipment at the BASF Wyandotte Manufacturing site. This includes DC drives, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, as well as PLC’s, VFD’s and HMI devices.

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform electrical, instrumentation and/or automation maintenance repairs including electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and PLC troubleshooting

  • Design and interpret electrical schematics, loop drawings and P&ID’s. Perform troubleshooting, repair, calibration and preventative maintenance of all process control devices and maintain documentation.

  • Ensure that instrument/electrical PM’s are completed per schedule and within the specifications of the process requirements

  • Gather and analyze technical data and recommend needed repairs or modifications

  • Maintain all drawings

  • Operate, maintain and install complex equipment

  • Calibrate equipment and maintain calibration

  • Provide technical support for equipment installation and repairs

  • Utilize a hand-held HART communicator to diagnose and set-up instruments

  • Troubleshoot and repair 480Vac 3-phase motor starter circuits

  • Actively participate in plant safety meetings. Works within BASF site and corporate procedures.


  • Lift up to 50 lbs., carrying up to 25 lbs.

  • Bending, kneeling, squatting, and crawling

  • Wrist turning and finger manipulation

  • Climb vertical, fixed ladders with ladder cages

  • Climb portable step and extension ladders

  • Push and pull up to 25 lbs.

  • Twist, turn and reach above shoulder level

  • Simple to firm grasping ability

  • Work within confined spaces.

The Electrical Instrument Technician will work primarily day-shift working hours, with overtime and on-call availability as required.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or Electrical Maintenance Trade School Certificate or Diploma

  • 2 years of electrical maintenance experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment

  • 1 year of troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of DC drives, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, as well as PLC’s, VFD’s and HMI devices.

  • 1 year experience complex electrical blueprints

  • 1 year experience with email management (open, read, respond)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-PMN Performance Materials North America 60000012

Title: Maintenance Technician - Electrical Instrumentation

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1800681