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Plant Trainee


Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702311

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 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 Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! The Wyandotte Engineering Plastics Compounding facility operates twin screw extruders to provide engineering plastics compounds, primarily to TIER 2 suppliers in the automobile industry. The plant operates 24hr./7 days. Activities range from selecting, charging and mixing raw materials, to the set-up and operation of compounding equipment. A training process is established, providing a balance of computer based learning and job shadowing experience. This position is part of a job family with multiple levels and will be filled at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The incumbent will be assigned to one of the four teams working on a rotating 12-hour schedule, and will report to that team's Shift Supervisor. Successful BASF Chemical Plant Operators have a highly developed teamwork competency, the ability to work under time constraints, excellent customer focus, as well as the ability to execute tasks safely, consistently and reliably.

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

  • High School education or GED
  • Physical ability to work for prolonged periods with high activity including standing, walking, stretching, ascending and descending stairs and ability to lift up to 55lbs. periodically.
  • Minimum of 1 year working in a manufacturing environment / general industrial experience
  • Ability and discipline to work effectively on a 12-hour rotating shift.
  • Applicant must take and pass a career fit, basic mechanical and skill tests in order to qualify.
  • Working knowledge of ISO/TS16949 (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of common industrial safe work practices (preferred)
  • Fork truck and pallet jack experience (preferred)
  • Experience in chemical, compounding or injection molding facility (preferred)

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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