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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...
#1 Mechanic (1703240) – Attapulgus, GA
The BASF Attapulgus, Georgia site manufactures catalyst for the global refining industry.
The incumbent in this position will provide maintenance mechanical support to BASF Attapulgus Operations with a Safety First mindset. The incumbent will be responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing industrial equipment. They will use a variety of hand tools, such as hammers, wrenches, sockets, pliers, and impacts for equipment repair; equipment for welding and cutting for fabrication; as well as calipers, measuring tapes, torque wrenches and lasers for precision maintenance.
Recognize and practice safe work habits in all facets of daily duties Install, rearrange, and align complex equipment
Diagnose complex equipment failures
Dismantle, repair, and reassemble complex equipment
Perform work in the mechanic's skill area such as fabrication, assembly, welding, burning, cutting and pipefitting
Apply cutting welding methods, to include - oxyacetylene, plasma arc, shielded arc, tungsten arc, flux cored, carbon arc cutting and gouging, and submerged arc
Occasionally perform work in other trades (pipefitter, rigger, rough carpentry, machinist, etc.)
Use typical mechanic's tools and inspection gages
Work from drawings, verbal instructions or sketches
Clean debris and lubricant from parts, work area and equipment
Operate production equipment to check work as required
Inspect own and others' work for quality and dimensional requirements
Use typical tool room inspection equipment and gage.
Read, comprehend, and execute tasks and concepts found in technical operating and maintenance manuals
Repair piping and valves
Install varying lengths of new pipe, valves, and control devices for equipment modification
Routinely rig equipment for lifting with either hoist or cranes with loads that routinely run several thousand pounds
Use basic computer skills to access CMMS information
Work with water soluble and oil-based lubricants
Work on ladders, scaffolds and in pits
Develop and interpret mechanical requirements and figure necessary dimensions
Improvise to make timely, sound emergency repairs
Rework and rebuild hydraulic systems as required
Construct tools; obtain and/or return tools equipment, and supplies used on job such as taper attachments, gas torch equipment, power hand tools, verniers, micrometers, surface, height and thread gages, gage blocks, indicators, and sine bars
Keep equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition; instruct apprentices
Work from ladders, elevated places, or in pits when required; work in accordance with samples, prints, sketches, specifications, written and/or verbal instructions.
Manually lift 50 lbs. intermittently (Heavier parts are lifted using other methods)
Safely work in all trades (craft) areas and in noisy, dimly lit, awkward, and high areas
Must be able to diagnose, plan, and perform all mechanical operations necessary to modify, dismantle, repair, overhaul, and rebuild complicated plant machinery and equipment.
Must be able to perform assembly work requiring a high degree of accuracy, skill, and very close tolerances that are difficult to maintain.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You...
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. 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. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You...
High School Diploma or GED
Five years of experience in Mechanical Maintenance
Experience troubleshooting, repairing, and optimizing equipment.
Experience changing bearings and checking bearing fit and clearances; repairing and rebuilding centrifugal, gear and / or diaphragm pumps.
Experience welding and pipefitting in an industrial environment.
Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance/Technology with 3+ years' experience in mechanical maintenance.
Documented experience in a paper, chemical, or petro-chemical plant in a mechanical maintenance technician role.
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.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the... current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.