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Maintenance Technician

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Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Location: AB, Western Canada, Canada
Company: BASF Canada - We Create Chemistry
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Maintenance/Repair
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You


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 as one of Canada's Best 100 Employers in 2021 and was honored as one of Canada’s Safest Employers Award. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future


Maintenance Technician


Where the Chemistry Happens…


This position is directly accountable to the Reliability Supervisor of the Lethbridge Canola Seed Processing Facility for leveraging preventive maintenance and repairs of machinery/equipment in Seed Cleaning, Seed Treating & Packaging, Bulk Seed Shipping & Receiving and Warehouse. 

Incumbent will utilize skilled maintenance experience to learn and apply reliability procedures and principles. Establish a clear understanding mechanically on the use of equipment/machinery in the different processing areas. As experience and competence is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with more independence. 

Assist the Reliability Supervisor in KPI success by keeping downtime to a minimum, complete work orders within the established timelines and keep parts inventory audit ready. 

Seek and evaluate Process Improvements and Lean Manufacturing tools, materials and methods to match specific organizational needs as outlined by Management and adapt them to use in the execution of process improvement projects. 

Assist in the implementation of a safe, secure, cost effective, quality maintenance program including mechanical installations & repairs for the facility as well as provide process and support equipment for the Lethbridge site. 

Formula for Success: You Will…


Examine mechanical devices in operation to locate causes of trouble 

Utilize the Access database Work Order system to plan, execute and track R&M of all machinery and equipment 

Using lockout/tag out procedures, dismantle devices as needed in order to gain access to remove & repair defective parts 

Repair or replace defective parts; initiate purchase order through supervisor if required 

Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly manner 

Perform required preventative maintenance duties according to prepared procedures, and maintain records in the WO system 

Develop reports of overall Continuous Improvement activities including accomplishments, participation, projected activities and anticipated needs 

Coordinates with related departments and functions to assure appropriate information flow and understanding of overall process improvement direction 


  • Provide, on a project basis, supervision on outside resources, and trades people

  • Review equipment reliability and provide recommendations for improvements

  • Implement & utilize methods for continuous improvement, as well as other duties as assigned by Reliability Supervisor

    Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…


    Journeyman Electrician or Instrument Technician – Canada Red Seal  

    Software knowledge – Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint, SAP, RS Logixs 

    Six Sigma – Green Belt 

    R&M of seed conveyance equipment, mechanics, drives 

    Troubleshoot computer controls, PLC, HMI 

    Able to interpret equipment manuals and work orders 

    Able to carry out instruction in the English language; written and verbal 

    Able to complete mathematical and physics calculations 

    Fork lift License, Hoisting equipment, Confined Space 

    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.



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    Job Post Date: 11/30/21
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