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Utilities Technician


Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704008

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… Utilities Technician – Wyandotte, Michigan – (1704008) Operate and maintain the site utility and groundwater systems and equipment, including steam boilers, air compressors, deionized water system, groundwater system, and diesel operated fire pumps. Support overall site maintenance and preventive maintenance programs. Serve as operational resource on days, nights and weekends as work flow dictates. Position must advance to be multi-functional and knowledgeable regarding department tasks. Applicant must be willing to work in and be a part of a continuously developing team-oriented atmosphere. Soft skills such as a cooperative spirit and the motivation to assist other team members as work flow dictates are required. A strong safety commitment is necessary to be a part of this team. Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Daily commitment to safety while operating and monitoring facilities support systems (boilers, pneumatic, deionized water, groundwater, out falls, firewater, river-water, sewers, and incoming utilities).
  • Performs preventive maintenance and minor repair on support and process equipment.
  • Perform chemical testing of groundwater probes and Deionized water systems.
  • Complete and maintain logs for systems and equipment.
  • Performs duties in compliance with BASF, state and federal regulations.
  • Document all work completions on appropriate forms.
  • Clean and maintain areas of the facility.
  • Helps to order equipment, supplies, chemicals, parts, and maintains inventories.
  • Monitor progress of outside contractors. Interface with maintenance and engineering personnel.
  • Responds to on-call needs when utility upsets occur.
  • Supports excavation work for site services.
  • Consolidate site scrap metal for recycle.
  • Occasional lifting, bending and twisting of various range and motion requiring physical exertion when handling materials, drums or equipment.
  • Ability to lift 50-60 pounds.
  • Ability to stand and walk in work environment majority of time.
  • Occasional use of stairs required.
  • Use of PPE to perform hazardous materials duties related to spill response and clean- up activities.
  • Work environment varies between inside building activities and outside environment (ability to withstand various temperatures and weather conditions).
  • Occasional work from heights.
  • Ability to obtain a fork truck and man lift operator licenses. 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 equivalent
  • 1 year mechanical and electrical troubleshooting experience
  • Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting boilers, pneumatic, deionized water, groundwater, out falls, firewater, river water, sewers, and incoming utilities
  • Demonstrated experience using SAP

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.

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