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BASF Corporation | Attapulgus, Georgia
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#1 Mechanic, Attapulgus-1702681

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…

#1 Mechanic (1702681) - Attapulgus, GA

The BASF Attapulgus, Georgia site manufactures catalyst for the global refining industry.
The incumbent in this position will provide maintenance mechanical support to BASF Attapulgus Operations with a Safety First mindset. The incumbent will be responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing industrial equipment. They will use a variety of hand tools, such as hammers, wrenches, sockets, pliers, and impacts for equipment repair; equipment for welding and cutting for fabrication; as well as calipers, measuring tapes, torque wrenches and lasers for precision maintenance.

Responsibilities include:
- Recognize and practice safe work habits in all facets of daily duties
Install, rearrange, and align complex equipment
- Diagnose complex equipment failures
- Dismantle, repair, and reassemble complex equipment
- Perform work in the mechanic's skill area such as fabrication, assembly, welding, burning, cutting and pipefitting
- Apply cutting welding methods, to include - oxyacetylene, plasma arc, shielded arc, tungsten arc, flux cored, carbon arc cutting and gouging, and submerged arc
- Occasionally perform work in other trades (pipefitter, rigger, rough carpentry, machinist, etc.)
- Use typical mechanic's tools and inspection gages
- Work from drawings, verbal instructions or sketches
- Clean debris and lubricant from parts, work area and equipment
- Operate production equipment to check work as required
- Inspect own and others' work for quality and dimensional requirements
- Use typical tool room inspection equipment and gage.
- Read, comprehend, and execute tasks and concepts found in technical operating and maintenance manuals
- Repair piping and valves
- Install varying lengths of new pipe, valves, and control devices for equipment modification
- Routinely rig equipment for lifting with either hoist or cranes with loads that routinely run several thousand pounds
- Use basic computer skills to access CMMS information
- Work with water soluble and oil-based lubricants
- Work on ladders, scaffolds and in pits
- Develop and interpret mechanical requirements and figure necessary dimensions
- Improvise to make timely, sound emergency repairs
- Rework and rebuild hydraulic systems as required
- Construct tools; obtain and/or return tools equipment, and supplies used on job such as taper attachments, gas torch equipment, power hand tools, verniers, micrometers, surface, height and thread gages, gage blocks, indicators, and sine bars
- Keep equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition; instruct apprentices
- Work from ladders, elevated places, or in pits when required; work in accordance with samples, prints, sketches, specifications, written and/or verbal instructions.
- Manually lift 50 lbs. intermittently (Heavier parts are lifted using other methods)
- Safely work in all trades (craft) areas and in noisy, dimly lit, awkward, and high areas

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 with 5+ years' experience in mechanical maintenance, or an Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance/Technology with 3+ years' experience in mechanical maintenance.
- Experience troubleshooting, repairing, and optimizing equipment.
- Experience changing bearings and checking bearing fit and clearances; repairing and rebuilding centrifugal, gear and / or diaphragm pumps.
- Experience welding and pipefitting in an industrial environment.
- Must be able to diagnose, plan, and perform all mechanical operations necessary to modify, dismantle, repair, overhaul, and rebuild complicated plant machinery and equipment.
- Must be able to perform assembly work requiring a high degree of accuracy, skill, and very close tolerances that are difficult to maintain.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Documented experience in a paper, chemical, or petro-chemical plant in a mechanical maintenance technician role.

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.

Primary Location: US-GA-Attapulgus
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CC-Catalysts

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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