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Earn while you learn as a BASF Apprentice

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We face challenges today that are more complex than ever before. Finding solutions to them is only possible when we work together, drawing on diverse skills, backgrounds and ways of thinking. 

That’s why we developed the North American Apprenticeship Development Program (NAADP). As an apprentice at one of our manufacturing sites, you will receive up to three years of on-the-job training while earning an industry-recognized credential in a highly sought out career in manufacturing. BASF pays apprentices a competitive wage and covers the cost of tuition, books and fees related to the credential earned while in the program. Upon completion of the program, apprentices are considered for full-time positions.

Investing in you helps us create chemistry for a sustainable future, and because the world needs creative solutions, we need you.   

 

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Located along the banks of the Mississippi River between Hannibal and Palmyra, Missouri, our 1600-acre site is home to some of the world’s finest crop protection products. With approximately 400 employees and contractors, our site provides more than 20 technical and formulated agricultural solutions that help farmers meet the growing needs for an abundant and affordable supply of food for today and tomorrow.  Our plant is built to manufacture high-quality products in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner. We are committed to the farming industry and take pride in our facility, our products, and our operations. We are involved members of our community through charitable donations, sponsorships, and scholarships, and through volunteerism and activity in the United Way, the local Chambers of Commerce, and other community service organizations.

Throughout a 12-month period, as a Production Operations Apprentice in the NAADP program in Hannibal (Palmyra), MO you will earn a competitive wage and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians to develop the skills needed to succeed as a Process Operations Technician.
  • Be considered for a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you. 

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The BASF Site in Bishop, Texas, is a premier pharmaceutical facility, which produces products that improves quality of life of patients all over the world. Nestled near Corpus Christi, the Bishop facility boasts a safe environment with a family atmosphere.  Teamwork both inside the gates and within our community is essential. The site is an active supporter of our local community participating in fundraisers, food drives, educational initiatives and so much more. Safety and environmental performance are a priority at this facility. There are opportunities for growth, learning and progression at the site and also within the company.

Throughout a 2-year period, as a Production Operations Apprentice in the NAADP program in Bishop, TX you will earn a competitive wage and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians.
  • Earn an Associate in Applied Science in Process Technology from Del Mar College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF.
  • Combine classroom studies with real-world, hands-on training to develop the skills needed to succeed as a Process Operations Technician.
  • Be considered for a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you. Application to apply coming soon.

 

Throughout a 2-year period, as an Instrumentation and Electrical Technician Apprentice in the NAADP program in Bishop, TX you will earn a competitive wage and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians.
  • Earn an Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Instrumentation from Del Mar College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF.
  • Combine classroom studies with real-world, hands-on training to develop the skills needed to succeed as an Instrument and Electrical Technician.
  • Be considered for a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you. Application to apply coming soon.

 

Throughout a 2-year period, as a QC (Quality Control) Lab Technician Apprentice in the NAADP program in Bishop, TX you will earn a competitive wage and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians.
  • Earn an Associate in Applied Science in Environmental/Petrochemical Lab Technology from Del Mar College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF.
  • Combine classroom studies with real-world, hands-on training to develop the skills needed to succeed as a QC Lab Technician.
  • Be considered for a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you. Application to apply coming soon.

As one of BASF’s largest manufacturing sites in North America, the Freeport, Texas site creates 26 different products in 26 plants. These products are raw materials used to make things people use every day, such as diapers, fertilizers, food packaging, paints, playing cards, carpets, fishing line, glue sticks, sticky note pads, wood finishes, oven bags and more. From safely and responsibly producing raw materials for vital consumer products to touching lives in a variety of community outreach programs, the Freeport site is proud to have spent more than 60 years developing deep roots in greater Freeport and the surrounding communities. 

Over the course of 16 months, as a Process Operations Technician apprentice in the NAADP program in Freeport, TX you will earn a competitive wage and:  

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians. 
  • Earn a certificate in Advanced Process Technology from Brazosport College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF. 
  • Gain a formal education in connection with hands-on experience where you can immediately apply theoretical concepts to real-world situations. 
  • Be considered for full-time positions upon program completion. 

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you.

BASF’s Wyandotte facility is home to one of the company’s largest Research & Development Centers and manufacturing sites in North America. The seven production units at the site create products that go into ski boots, seat cushions, car parts, sports equipment, pharmaceuticals, and home care products, to name a few. The site actively supports local nonprofit and community organizations and has won numerous awards including the Southern Wayne County "Quality of Life Image Award," Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital "Lifetime Achievement Award," and the Corporate Community Leader Governor’s Service Award. 

Throughout an eight-month period, as a Manufacturing Technician Apprentice in the NAADP program in Wyandotte, MI you will earn a competitive wage, benefits and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians.
  • Earn a basic certificate in Process Technology from Henry Ford College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF.
  • Combine classroom studies with real-world, hands-on training to develop the skills needed to succeed as Process Operations Technicians. 
  • Be placed in a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you.

BASF’s Seneca, South Carolina site is BASF’s largest of six sites in South Carolina. This site has a fundamental focus on sustainability, as a site that recycles specialty chemical catalysts, such as old catalytic converters from vehicles, which means that fewer metals needed throughout everyday life need to be extracted from the earth. Specialty chemical catalysts and precious metal chemicals are used to produce a wide variety of products, including pharmaceuticals, fragrances, herbicides, fertilizers, plastics, automotive emission catalysts and more. This site supplies customers with fresh catalyst, as well as refining spent ones in a full-loop service. This site is a proud supporter of the Upstate community, donating to STEM Education, first responders, local non-profits and more. It also has a focus on diversity and inclusion, creating a welcome space for people from all walks of life. 

Throughout a twelve-month period, as a Process Operations Technician in the NAADP program in Seneca, SC you will earn a competitive wage, benefits and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians.
  • Earn a certificate in Process Technology from Tri-County Technical College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF.
  • Combine classroom studies with real-world, hands-on training to develop the skills needed to succeed as Process Operations Technicians. 
  • Be placed in a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you. 

 

BASF’s site in Converse, South Carolina provides a safe, welcoming and inclusive working environment, along with opportunities for career progression throughout the company. It is a wonderful company to work for with a strong benefits package that includes full medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, opportunities for raises and bonuses, and more. Located just a few minutes northeast of Spartanburg, it has a strong focus on sustainability as it recycles catalytic converters and partners with its sister site in Seneca, SC to recover precious metals. The recycling process reduces environmental impact compared to mining precious metals from the earth. BASF’s site in Converse is also a strong supporter of the community and regularly makes donations to support community organizations, such as the Converse Fire Department, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and more.

Over the course of 12 months, as a Process Operations Technician Apprentice in the NAADP program in Converse, SC you will earn a competitive wage and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians.
  • Earn a certificate in Process Control Technology Certification from Spartanburg Community College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF.
  • Combine classroom studies with real-world, hands-on training to develop the skills needed to succeed as a Process Operations Technician.
  • Be considered for a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you. 

 

Over the course of 12 months, as a Maintenance Technician Apprentice in the NAADP program in Converse, SC you will earn a competitive wage and:

  • Participate in on-the-job training alongside experienced technicians.
  • Earn a certificate in Mechatronics Certification from Spartanburg Community College with tuition, books, and fees covered by BASF.
  • Combine classroom studies with real-world, hands-on training to develop the skills needed to succeed as a Process Operations Technician.
  • Be considered for a full-time position upon program completion.

The world needs creative solutions, and we need you.