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BASF Production Apprentice in Wyandotte, Michigan

Now Hiring! Production Technician Apprentice

Wyandotte, MI

Starting pay $19.00/hr, progressing to $21.00/hr.

The world needs creative solutions. We need YOU!

Where the chemistry happens…

At BASF, we are proud to introduce the next generation of Production Technician Apprentice 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 Apprentice in one of our seven Wyandotte, MI production, you will make an impact on the world with a fundamental focus on sustainability. As a Production Technician Apprentice, you will be a part of a team which produces products that range from custom catalysts for use in the food industry, home care products, pharmaceutics, oil & gas. To polyurethanes used in instrument panels, dashboards, truck bed liners, load floors, carpet padding, seat cushions, insulation, footwear, sports equipment, flooring/sports flooring and more!

Starting on or about August 22nd you…

Will begin a basic Process Technology certification program at Henry Ford College while working and learning on site in our Wyandotte, MI site 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…

• Operate compressors, pumps, reactors, heat exchangers, steam boilers, valves, tanks, pressure vessels, instrument control systems, forklifts, hoists, flare systems, scales, lab testing equipment, computers, and other associated manufacturing equipment.

• Plant operations that include controlling flows, pressures, reactions, temperatures, makeup of solutions from batch sheets and formula cards, transfer of solutions/batches, loading/unloading chemicals to and from tanks, trucks, and rail cars.

• Cross training in additional production areas and supporting other members of the team in achieving a task or solving a problem.

• Disassembling and cleaning plant equipment, piping and pressure vessels as well as recognize and eliminate safety hazards.

• Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology and Legal Compliance policies and procedures.

• Perform all necessary production/testing to ensure that product meets product specifications and tolerances for in-process product and release specifications for shipment of the product.

• Handle drums and drum dollies as well as perform additional duties as designated by the respective areas.

If you...

• Have a HS Diploma or GED

• Work in a plant environment and lift 50lbs

• Are able to work 12hr fixed shifts (day OR night/weekends and holidays)

• Are willing to enroll in a certificate program to launch a career in Manufacturing


Create Your Own Chemistry With you@BASF

At BASF, you will have the chance to do meaningful work towards building a more sustainable future. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, BASF provides you with access to a wide range of elements to help you be your best. It’s what we call you@BASF . We are committed to providing benefits, programs, and opportunities that support our employees’ overall well-being, personal growth, and a safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.

Just some of the many benefits we offer include:

  • Flexible work arrangements whenever possible

  • Highly competitive retirement savings plan with company match and investment options

  • Well-being programs that include comprehensive mental health support for you and your household family members

  • Family forming benefits (fertility, adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, maternity/parental leave, and more)

  • Back-up child and elder care with discount programs for families of all ages and stages

  • Mentoring and career development opportunities that allow you to share, learn, and thrive

  • Matching gifts program that allows you to deepen the impact of your contributions to qualified charities

  • Employee crisis support for when the unexpected happens

  • Access to our BASF wine cellar, employee discounts, and much more!

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Equal Employment Opportunities

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.