Instrumentation/Electrical Technician (JOB ID: EN_US_2101821) - Chattanooga, TN

Employer: BASF

Job Description:
Instrumentation/ Electrical Technician
LOCATION:Chattanooga, TN, US, 37406
COMPANY:BASF Corporation
JOB FIELD:PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
JOB TYPE: Standard
JOB ID: EN_US_2101821

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 a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the 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. And 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 Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

I/E Technician – Chattanooga, TN – 2100462
Where the Chemistry Happens
As an I/E Technician, you will install, maintain, and troubleshoot site instrumentation, control systems, and electrical equipment in order to provide a safe operation with maximum production availability.
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Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success:
Knowledge and Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent experience. BASF recognizes schools accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
3 years maintenance experience in an industrial setting.
Capability to perform basic mathematics, including fractions, decimal, and minor algebra.
Detailed knowledge of common automation and control instrumentation, electrical code requirements, and process safety.
Knowledge of wiring diagrams, loop sheets, P&IDs, and instrument diagrams.
Prior SAP experience is preferred.
DCS / PLC experience is preferred.
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
Prior experience with Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Condition Monitoring programs with exposure to Process Safety Management (PSM) is preferred.
Demonstrate competency of Microsoft Office products.
ISA CCST Level 1 Certification or higher is preferred.

Principal Responsibilities:
Follow all BASF corporate safety culture and procedures.
Work in a safe manner to prevent injury to self or others.
Troubleshoot, repair and maintain instrumentation/electrical (I/E) components of chemical production processes
Perform I/E preventative maintenance procedures and repairs.
Utilize blueprints, schematics, manufacturer specifications and manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
Maintain and repair components on systems, such as PLCs, DCS, pressure/level/temperature transmitters, motors, electrical switchgear and control valves.
Familiarity with general I/E maintenance practices, such as instrument selection and proper/safe use.
Knowledge and experience using PCs, software, e-mail, etc.
Recommend changes to existing systems or equipment in order to improve reliability or accuracy or further optimize process.
Recommend tools, equipment or methods to improve the safety or timeliness of system repairs.
Communicate any alterations to existing equipment to ensure all site records are current and proper documentation is completed.
Requires 24-hour coverage to support operation, if needed.
Ability to be mobile to work at either of the two BASF Chattanooga facilities when required.
Follow SAP workflow process required for technician craft.
Attain ISA Certified Control Systems Technician Level 1 certification within 2 years of starting in the position – preferred.
Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology, and Legal Compliance, policies and procedures.

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 investing 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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Contact Person:
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on July 20, 2021

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