Plant Trainee – Thermoplastic Polyurethane Manufacturing
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? Plant Trainee ? Wyandotte, Michigan The Wyandotte Thermoplastic Polyurethane Technician is responsible for the following:Perform all shipping and receiving tasks associated with packaging of finished goods.Perform fork truck duties.Operate extruders, feeders, and other equipment associated with the production of TPU. Demonstrate safe and efficient performance of daily tasks ensuring adherence to all site and plant standards. Operate plant equipment in a manner and condition to safely produce quality product. Maintain housekeeping at an excellent level.Perform equipment, safety, and other required checks in an accurate, neat, and timely manner.Effectively participate in creation of JSA?s, 6S and all lean initiatives.Contribute to the success of plant goals and objectives through participation on EHS and/or team activities to further advance the qualities of a High-Performance Organization.Contribute to the success of plant goals & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, costs, productivity and morale throughout the plant.The expectations of our TPU Plant Trainee?s are as follows: ?Safety is first priority? mindsetWillingness and ability to create and adapt to changeCompetencies of accountability and ownershipMeet or exceed standard for attendanceAbility to learn and perform a variety of tasks in support of plant operationsFlexibility in changing own and others work priorities as short noticeStrong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skillsCoordination with people and teams within unit and beyond unit; good team playerAssists in helping others complete tasks while effectively completing own tasksGood troubleshooting and problem-solving skillsDemonstrated proficiency in plant workEffective time management and organizational skills to efficiently manage daily activitiesGeneral knowledge of handling both manual and automatic controlsDemonstrated ability to troubleshoot systems and identify likely problems.Mature dependable judgment when dealing with others. Exhibits good judgment in asking for help.Our TPU Plant Employees work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule with overtime as required. Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You? Basic Qualifications:6 months of manufacturing, production, assembly, light industrial, material handling or warehouse experienceHigh School diploma or GED Preferred Qualifications:3 years of experience working in a chemical manufacturing plantDemonstrated experience in extruder or belt linesFork-lift and/or pallet jack experienceBasic computer skills (Word, Excel, SAP)Strong math skillsWe 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.Apply for this job.