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Technician, Wixom


Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Wixom, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704445

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.


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… Technician (1704445) – Wixom, MI At ProCat, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, we age and test catalytic converters using customer supplied test stand and vehicle procedures. Employees set up engines, dynamometers, and other equipment for engine based catalyst aging and vehicles and emission measuring equipment for EPA related chassis roll testing. Designing and validating new equipment and new tests occurs daily at ProCat to keep our company on the forefront of testing viability and responsiveness. As a grade level 3 technician, you will be asked to learn and perform many of these tasks to contribute to the success of ProCat.

  • Assist with installation of engines in dyno cells or vehicles on chassis rolls, test equipment, span gas bottles, and exhaust systems while completing on the job training to gain experience and knowledge of ProCat working procedures
  • Assist in setting up a new test and its initial running conditions and the checking of all system alarms, shutdowns, and warnings
  • Monitor test cells or chassis rolls, assist in the running of tests, report any discrepancies to the team shift leader, and maintain a test cell log
  • Assist in any fabrication tasks as required
  • Report ALL concerns to the Team Shift Leader and/or the Engineer in charge.
  • Wear the correct company uniform and items of personal safety equipment as stated in the Company Staff Manual and follow the guidelines and procedures set forth in the Health and Safety Manual
  • Follow test procedures and written instructions
  • Assist in the control and the request of consumable items and report any shortfall or discrepancies to the team shift leader
  • Assist in engine maintenance and test cell or engine replenishments to gain experience and the confidence to complete these tasks
  • Clean the test shop and complete any housekeeping tasks as scheduled by the shift team leader, supervisor, or engineer in charge
  • Drive vehicles on the chassis rolls while meeting the trace with minimum deviation for maximum consistency
  • Collaborate with colleagues to maintain high customer satisfaction and high test efficiency. Inform the team leader with any customer issues
  • Lifting up to 30 lbs. (catalyst assemblies) above your head and moving components in excess of 60 lbs. (wheel chocks)
  • Demonstrates sound decision making and responsibility
  • Working knowledge of hand and electronic tools

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… Basic qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Engineering or related scientific discipline
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Test Cell Technician
  • Working knowledge of Horiba Mexa-7000 Emissions Systems
  • Fork lift experience
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification
  • Light Fabrication Skills (Welding)
  • FTIR and PND/PM measurement familiarity

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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