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E-TPU Plant Trainee II


Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1701655

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.


The Expandable Thermoplastic Urethanes (E-TPU) plant is the only plant in North America and is one of three plants globally. The plant produces E-TPU for the consumer industry in a strong team environment. The Expandable Thermoplastic Urethanes (E-TPU) Operator Trainee position is responsible for the following:

  • Operate packaging equipment including forklifts, shrink-wrapping unit, pallet jack, and unloading and loading of trucks.
  • Sample raw materials and finished goods.
  • Monitor emissions of finished products.
  • Demonstrate safe and efficient performance of daily tasks ensuring adherence to all established ISO9001, Responsible Care, and site and plant standards.
  • Operate plant equipment in a manner and condition to safely produce quality product.
  • Maintain housekeeping at an excellent level.
  • Perform equipment, safety, and other required checks in an accurate, neat, and timely manner.
  • Contribute to the success of plant goals and objectives through participation on team activities to further advance the qualities of a high performance organization.

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

  • High School education or equivalent required
  • 0 to 3 years chemical operator experience
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, climb/descend flights of stairs throughout shift and perform clean up activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety excellence.
  • Ability to become fork-lift certified.
  • Ability and discipline to work effectively on 12-hour rotating shifts.
  • Applicant must take and pass a career fit, basic mechanical and skill tests in order to qualify.
  • Highly-developed teamwork competency, ability to work with others effectively under time constraints.
  • Excellent quality competencies, ability to execute tasks safely, consistently and reliably.
  • Fork-lift and/or pallet jack experience.
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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