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Instrument Technician Job

Date: Mar 25, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Instrument Technician-1705577

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.

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.

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 Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking an Instrument Technician to work in our Geismar, LA site and be responsible for performing daily task as part of a team to ensure safe, productive, and cost efficient maintenance of instrumentation and control systems.

Instrument Technician (1703052) – Geismar, LA

This position is responsible for performing daily tasks as part of a team to ensure safe, productive and cost efficient maintenance of instrumentation and control systems. Team services include testing, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair activities for routine, extraordinary, and turnaround maintenance. As well, this position will be responsible for completing troubleshooting and planned jobs according to a daily work schedule.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Performs testing, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of all unit instrumentation and control systems as planned, scheduled and assigned.
- Performs preventive and predictive maintenance activities, and recommends updates as required.
- Performs general administrative tasks such as: acquiring job permits from operations, accessing and printing daily schedules from SAP, entering work history and closing work orders in SAP, entering time in SAP, acquiring PM task list, accessing information from plant pipe specifications, and producing simple job plans.
- Works with outside vendors and/or contractors to acquire necessary information on installation, operation, and repair of instrumentation and control systems.
- Assists in delivering training programs and operating instructions to maintenance, engineering, and production personnel as required.
- Assists in maintaining instrumentation parts inventories adequate for the operating unit.
- Reviews manufacturers instruction books, trade papers, etc. Attends and participates in such training or professional group conventions, conferences, training seminars, and meetings as may be approved to maintain skills and keep abreast of constant changes in the field.
- Performs as technical leader during periods of process upsets during diagnosis of problems.
- Provides detailed description of work performed and parts used for equipment maintenance records.
- Contributes to proper documentation of files, records, databases, and drawings to meet regulatory and BASF requirements, and complies with current requirements as to equipment/materials specifications and vendor preferences.
- Seeks compliance with all environmental, safety, and health requirements, and promotes a safe working environment.
- May fill in as team leader or planner on a temporary basis due to their absence or special situations.
- Related duties as assigned.

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

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum requirements to be hired into this position include completion of a technical or vocational school program for Industrial Instrumentation (equivalent military training may be evaluated as a substitute for this requirement)
- 3 years industrial experience regarding chemical plant instrumentation and Control equipment maintenance a plus

Preferred Qualifications:
- 5 years industrial experience regarding chemical plant instrumentation and control equipment maintenance a plus
- Must have technical competencies of knowledge of instrumentation and process control systems, instrument repair, calibration, troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis, and general computer skills
- SAP experience preferred
- Experience with a maintenance management software a plus

- Analytical Thinking
- Quality Orientation & Attention to Detail
- Business and Financial Acumen
- Teamworking
- Work Management
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Entrepreneurial Actions
- Customer Focus
- Strategic Thinking
- Striving for Achievement

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

**BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

Job Segment: Engineer, Instrumentation, Technician, Maintenance Engineer, ERP, Engineering, Technology