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Description - External

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.

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 Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Production Technician Trainee (2102790) - Freeport, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens

Join a company that is recognized for its commitment to leading edge talent development as evidenced by consistent ranking in Diversity Inc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity seven consecutive years.

The Production Technician is responsible for conducting daily activities related to plant operations such as:

Operating 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.

    Operations of the plant includes 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. Handling of various hazardous chemicals. Identifying and wearing required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Thorough understanding of the operation and capabilities of the equipment in their area. 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. Recognize and eliminate safety hazards. Ability to demonstrate sound judgment by adhering to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) requirements while planning and executing a job. Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology, and Legal Compliance policies and procedures. Recognizing and eliminating safety hazards. Accept and demonstrate personal accountability for EHS performance. Demonstrate sound judgment by adhering to EHS requirements while planning and executing a job. Performing 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. Effectively work with minimal supervision. Operating and managing (troubleshoot) their respective areas and making safe, prompt, and effective decisions. Occasionally handle drums and drum dollies. Additional duties are designated by the respective areas.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Qualifications - External

Qualifications – NOTE: Not all positions are eligible for cross-regional relocation/work authorization. Cross regional is defined as movement between countries (e.g. Canada to U.S.).

Basic Qualifications: 

    High school diploma or GED 3 years of applicable military experience – OR 3 years of chemical plant manufacturing experience - OR an Associate’s Degree in a Chemical Technology Program. Note: Applicable military experience would be technical experience relating to maintenance or troubleshooting; or experience requiring the buildup / teardown of facilities, equipment or weapon systems. More than 50% of the work to be performed outdoors. Must be eligible to obtain TWIC if needed in the future
Preferred Qualifications:

    Mechanical knowledge of equipment breakdown including disassembling of piping and pressure vessels associated in a chemical plant environment. Working knowledge of plant chemical equipment and processes, testing, and computer skills obtained through training and on-the-job experience.
BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

BASF Corporation is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, and other protected classifications.

A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. 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. Click here to learn more.

At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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Freeport, TX, US, 77541

BASF Corporation
PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Nearest Major Market: Houston