Production Apprentice











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Now Hiring Production Apprentice!

Pay Range: $17.00 progessing to $18.00 after completion of program

The world needs creative solutions. We need YOU!



The world needs creative solutions. We need YOU!


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. We proudly provide apprenticeship opportunities to candidates looking to advance their career in the chemical manufacturing industry. As part of Sparta, Tennesse BASF’s North American Apprenticeship Development Program (NAADP), apprentices participate in a 30-month program offering hands-on work experience in BASF’s chemical manufacturing plants while attending community college to earn a company paid Mechatronics Technology AAS. 


  During your time as a Production Apprentice you will… 


  • Record proper operating and material information for production lot processing and operate manufacturing equipment according to production ISO/TS16949 procedures.

  • Follow process set-up instruction sheets, blend instruction sheets, etc. and prepare packaging for finished goods with proper labeling and materials identification.

  • Gather, stage, and load proper materials for product compounding and collect samples for QC and color testing.

  • 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.

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



If you…


  • Have a high school diploma or GED

  • Possess High Level of attention to detail

  • Own ability to lift at least 50lbs




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Create Your Own Chemistry when taking advantage of our Total Rewards 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



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Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

Sparta, TN, US, 38583

BASF Corporation
PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Nearest Major Market: Cookeville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville