Pilot Plant Technician

Wyandotte, MI, USA
May 18, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
**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 on process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. BASF is always working to form the best team-especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

Where the Chemistry Happens...

Pilot Plant Technician - Wyandotte, MI (1802024)

As part of the premier piloting facility in north America, the Pilot Plant Technician independently operates laboratory and pilot reactor systems in Research Engineering Services (RES). Reactors range from 500ml to 2,300 gallons, and are used to support product & process development, as well as, commercial production. Under the guidance of experts, the Technician is responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, and operating all aspects of the reactors , as well as, filling, loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as bins, filters, blend tanks, and utility equipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam. The Pilot Plant Technician is trained by RES to create high quality finished goods and manage hazardous raw materials in a safe and efficient manner. This includes running of reactors, filters, pumps, load/unload of tank trucks, box trailers, railcars, totes, or drums as required.

_Formula for Success: You Will..._

+ adhere to all BASF Safe Work practices, maintaining excellent area housekeeping

+ support safety program through participation and suggestions

+ clearly documenting observations and process readings, safely and properly collecting samples

+ record keeping such as, electronic process data reports and database maintenance

+ communicating (verbally and written) status of operations and equipment

+ review, update, and occasionally write operating procedures & JSA's

+ interface with control systems to ensure required process conditions are met

+ troubleshoot and correct equipment malfunctions

+ safely handle and accurate measurement of all chemical ingredients on lab and pilot scale

+ complete chemical lab tests such as, pH, titrations, pulling samples for analysis

+ respond to emergency or abnormal condition according to established procedures

+ prepare and isolate equipment for maintenance and/or contractors and issuing work permits.

Our Pilot Plant Technicians will:

+ Work with P&IDs, PFDs, PHA, HAZOPs (or similar), Management of Change and SDS

+ Be operating a Fork Truck and HAZWOPER certified

+ Lift 25 Kg, handle 55-gal drums on occasion, and work on elevated platforms

+ Safely handle hazardous materials, mutagens, carcinogens, reproductive/ fertility toxins, developmental toxins and value his/her own safety and the safety of others

The Pilot Plant Technician will work a rotating shift with overtime as required

_Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You..._

Basic Qualifications:

+ HS Diploma or equivalent and 3 years of practical work experience in a chemical manufacturing, laboratory or pilot plant environment-OR-

+ Associates Degree with 1 year of practical work experience in a chemical manufacturing, laboratory or pilot plant environment

+ 1 year of experience with Microsoft Office (Word / Excel) and email

+ 1 year of experience with P&IDs and SDS

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Prior experience utilizing computer based or automated control systems for process variables (PLC or DCS systems)

+ Knowledge and experience with process control, interlocks, pumps, vacuum jets desired

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.

**Job:** _REDE - Research & Development_

**Organization:** _GM/N-Global R&D - Advanced Materials & Systems_

**Title:** _Pilot Plant Technician_

**Location:** _MI-Wyandotte_

**Requisition ID:** _1802024_