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Join BASF as a process engineering, chemical engineering or bio-engineering student.
As 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 part of our student program, you will learn firsthand how you #belongatBASF. Through our culture of engagement, to empowering innovative ideas directly from our employees, you are sure to get the most out of your experience with BASF.
Are you studying process engineering, chemical or bio-engineering and are looking for an internship or a subject for your thesis?
In research and development you will work on developing new or improving existing production processes. Especially in research, we offer you freedom for your own creative ideas.
In engineering you will support us in plant construction projects. You will get to know the project team and other specialist departments. You will take on independent tasks which depend upon upon your area of activity.
Process Technicians or Process Operators are responsible for all process control within an assigned area. They analyze routine operating and analytical problems and take appropriate steps, including initiating corrective actions, for substandard performance in processes/equipment. Duties include:
Lab Technicians work with a Chemist to carry out lab and pilot plant scale process development experiments. They are responsible for:
Maintenance Equipment Technicians perform condition monitoring and repairs of rotating and stationary equipment. Duties include vibration monitoring, lubrication oil analysis, repairs and alignment, startup support, and rotating equipment troubleshooting. Additional responsibilities include:
I&E Technicians troubleshoot, test, maintain, calibrate, and properly operate of all instrumentation, control systems, electrical support systems, and electrical equipment 480 V and under in the plant. They use a wide range of test equipment and perform tests to identify problems, maintain systems, and calibrate equipment to an identified performance standard. They support Regulatory compliance by participating in Hazard Analyses and follow-up on appropriate change management activities. Responsibilities include:
Interns work in the following areas in research and development: technical development, process development or application technology. During the internship you will work on topics highly relevant to currently important projects. You will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge to practical applications. As a Master's student your work will be a valuable contribution to a larger project and you can gather experience for a possible future career in the industry.
Future chemical engineers mostly complete internships and theses in area of plant construction - here mainly in process technology or plant planning - or, depending on their area of focus, also in the specialist center for automation technology.
As an intern in research and development we support you in the following tasks:
In engineering you can contribute your knowledge to the following activities:
Interns also frequently have their own tasks on which they work independently.
BASF offers a wide range of support options, accompanying information events, networking meetings and other events. Take the opportunity to make valuable contacts that will offer you the chance to take part in other internships or write your thesis during the rest of your course. You have the opportunity to get to know different departments at BASF to round off your experience.