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Styrolanlage Standort Ludwigshafen. Die Styrol-Wertschöpfungskette beginnt im Steamcracker. Hier werden aus dem Rohstoff Naphta (Rohbenzin) u. a. Ethylen und Benzol gewonnen. Beide Grundchemikalien sind Ausgangsprodukte für Styrol.

Styrol ist Einsatzstoff für die Herstellung von Dispersionen, vor allem aber von Schaumstoffen und anderen Kunststoffen. Sie stecken in Tausenden verschiedenen Endprodukten: in Autos, Gebäudedämmung, Verpackungen, Haushaltsgeräten, Staubsaugern oder Druckern. Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.

Styrene Plant Ludwigshafen. The styrene value adding chain begins in the steam cracker. This is where, among others products, ethylene and benzene are extracted from the feedstock naphtha (petroleum).  Both basic chemicals are used as raw materials in the production of styrene. Styrene is used to manufacture dispersions but above all foams and other plastics. They are found in thousands of different end products: cars, building insulation, packaging, household appliances, vacuum cleaners and printers. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Secure your future with the world's largest chemical company.

Working as an automation engineer at BASF means working on countless cutting-edge projects, in areas such as automation technology, wireless technology, RFID technology, and measuring technology, as well as applying IT systems for production.

With our interdisciplinary approach you get in touch with every part of BASF. Your position may involve working to continually optimize laboratory, production and logistics processes, or implementing innovative technologies. That way you contribute to BASF’s success.

You will be quickly assigned responsibility for planning and implementing technical operations. As soon as you join the company, we offer support seminars, and then provide international opportunities for further training and development.

Are you an E&I engineer who is looking for an employer who offers you challenges and opportunities?

At BASF we have different possibilities for you. Work in a stable and growing international environment where your efforts help to make the difference.

From day 1 you will get an intensive introduction at BASF by your colleagues so you will feel at ease quickly in your new working environment.

Discover how you can apply all your knowledge – from your studies and previous work experiences – in the chemical industry. Working as an automation engineer gives you the possibility to work on pioneering projects within the many working areas of automation and control technology.


You have obtained a master’s degree in electronic technology or automation and you already have some years of relevant experience. You want to put all your knowledge into practice and ideally in chemical industry.

We expect an analytic but creative approach from you. With this approach you always directly head for your goal. Additionally, you also speak Dutch and English fluently.

Interested? Don’t hesitate to apply. We are looking forward to meet you.


At BASF an engineer in automation has many possibilities.

You can work at a BASF E&I specialist centre. They offer technological expertise and a competitive service along the entire process and production cycle, specializing in process analysis technology, measurements, process control technology, packaging, etc.

Or you can work at production plants where you work on the infrastructure and automation of production plants.

As an engineer you work at BASF Antwerpen and BASF Belgium Coordination Center Comm V.

You can be responsible for any of the following tasks, depending upon your given role:

  • operation optimization projects
  • developing and maintaining measuring devices and PCE field devices
  • projects in production-related communications technology
  • automating laboratory activities using robotic systems
  • ...

You can expect an extensive offer of training courses with a strong focus on on-the-job training by your skilled and motivated team. During the first months you will have the help of a buddy who will guide you in our company.

From this position on you can further develop in several ways by performing several tasks in Belgium or across borders.