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Chemical Operator

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens…
Chemical Operator, 1802017 – Cincinnati, OH

BASF’s Cincinnati, OH site produces products that are used in many applications for Personal Care, Detergents, Home Care, Agricultural and Lubricants.
The Chemical Operator will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the production equipment in the plant. This includes operation of chemical processing equipment; including reactors, refining, and filtration systems. Also involves the transfer of material to and from other departments as necessary and loading of tank trucks and rail cars for customer shipments.

In addition, the following activities will be performed by the Production Operator:
• Understands and follows safety rules, standards, practices and policies.
• Loads and unloads tanks and rail cars and receipt of truck deliveries.
• Performs daily tank inspections.
• Collects samples from trucks and railcars.
• Conducts visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status.
• Demonstrates proficiency at operating all production equipment with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrates understanding of products and procedures.
• Participates in all required safety training and wear proper personal protective equipment when working in the plant area.
• Demonstrate effective operations of Digital Control System (DCS) in daily work environment.
• Performs housekeeping to maintain production and operations in a neat and orderly condition.
• Works and communicates effectively with Supply Chain Planners, Logistics Planner, Production Coordinator, Maintenance, Lab, team members, etc. to accomplish high quality standards that meet/exceed customer requirements.
• Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computer systems to complete work assignments.
• Meets or exceeds standards for attendance.

Work Environment:
• Heavy industrial – chemical manufacturing plant, 24/7/365 operation.
• This job requires the ability to work rotating shifts and be available for OT coverage if required.
• The job requires the ability to operate a forklift.
• Hard hat, safety shoes, and safety glasses are required in all areas of the plant. Gloves, face mask/shield, uniforms, hearing protection, and dust mask may be required for specific tasks for short periods.
• Frequent climbing of steps, bending, reaching above shoulders.
• Occasionally lift and or move up to 55 pounds.
• Must be able to work from heights to small contained areas
• The job requires the ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions.
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 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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED

• Basic computer skills

• Must be able to lift and move up to 55 pounds

• Excellent safety standards. Must comply with OSHA and plant-specific safety procedures. Requires familiarity with environmental, safety, and health practices.

• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

• Strong troubleshooting skills

Preferred qualifications:

• Associate’s degree or Operator Certification from technical/community college

• Experience working in a chemical plant or manufacturing environment

• Experience working with a Digital Control System console (DCS)

• Experience working with SAP

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.