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Promising, challenging and attractive

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Drive forward your career as an engineer at BASF.

The world’s leading chemical company would like to make you, an experienced engineer, an offer: work with us in mechanical engineering in interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and business specialists from a variety of different departments at BASF.

At BASF you will benefit from cross-departmental, global cooperation that opens up new, fascinating areas of work - with the opportunties offered by key advantages such as a large investment in innovation projects and a variety of collaborations with leading universities and industrial partners.

Are you an engineer with a focus on mechanical engineering and are looking for an employer who offers you challenges and opportunities?

You can expect fascinating areas of work here and benefit from our experience in establishing and running chemical production plants around the world.

You will take on responsibility at an early stage for planning and implementing technical measures, maintenance, repair and the new fabrication of complex components for production plants. The integrated and interdisciplinary approach of our engineering competence and a high degree of specialization enable us to meet the requirements for your long-term success.

Are you looking for a new challenge? You can be sure to find the right one at BASF, the world’s leading chemical company.

You think and plan in advance, accept responsibility and demonstrate endurance in order to achieve results and exceed expectations. You have excellent communication skills in German and English.

You are also a generalist or specialist in an area whose knowledge and experience is tailored to the special needs of the chemical industry.

Mechanical engineers with working experience can start according to their area of specialization within the technical centers or in maintenance. Other possibilities are for example in logistics or site management, e.g. in infrastructure or energy supply. Or you may work in applications engineering, in which specialists such as plastics or paper engineers develop innovative solutions in close contact with customers for a variety of business areas.

Mechanical engineers can take on a variety of different responsibilities, for example:

  • handling technical issues in maintenance, order processing, in the manufacture and repair of plant components
  • specialist projects, e.g. in materials or welding technology
  • organizational and business management 
  • leadership responsibility
  • planning and implementation of technical measures in maintenance, repair and construction of new and complex system components

We offer seminars and international training and development opportunities.

In addition to the different working areas in our plant construction, technical centers and maintenance, there are other opportunities such as site management, applications engineering, environmental and security technology and logistics.

You can also take on tasks in technical marketing, internal management consulting and strategic planning.

The power of connected minds

Have a look at this video and get to know Frank, one of our production managers. He manages the production process in order to meet the growing demand for the Infinergy technology.