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Production 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 with strong emphasis process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. Where the Chemistry Happens… Production Operator (1802414) - Attapulgus, GA
Production Operators provide production support to BASF Attapulgus Operations with a Safety First mindset. Production Operators are responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, and operating of the reactors, as well as, filling, loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as blend tanks. They manufacture quality finished goods and manage raw materials in a safe and efficient manner. This includes running reactors, load/unload of tank trucks, railcars, totes, drums or pails as required. Typical Duties Include:
  • Understand, monitor, and operate within process safety operational guidelines and report safety incidents
  • Complete safety training and wear proper personal protective equipment as required
  • Perform batching in blend tanks and reactors
  • Work from both verbal and written instruction, standard procedures, batch sheet and loading sheets to operate reactors, as well as, filling and loading system
  • Read, record and interpret data of instruments, reactors, tanks, pumps, etc. and makes corrective adjustments as required to efficient production runs
  • Perform housekeeping to maintain production and operations in neat and orderly condition
  • Contribute to the success of plant targets & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, cost, productivity and morale throughout the site
  • Become proficient at operating production equipment with minimal supervision
  • Operator control systems in daily work environment
  • Perform light maintenance duties in the plant and/or warehouse
  • Operate mobile equipment, as required, after appropriate instruction
  • Ability to wear a respirator mask, if required
  • Understand and follow all procedures (i.e., Safe Work Permit, Lock Out Tag Out, Line Break, PPE, and Hot Work)
  • Alignment of these tasks and activities will be dependent upon team alignment of duties, as well as product volume and schedule mix, which may affect specific tasks required on any given day
  • Lift 50 lbs. intermittently (Heavier parts are lifted using other methods
  • Have a safety mindset
  • Able to understand and respond to environmental and personnel hazards promptly
  • Able to safely operate, maintain, perform minor repairs and make proper adjustments on associated equipment in work areas
  • Able to show proficiency in troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Able to work safely in indoor/outdoor work areas and in noisy, dimly lit, awkward, and high areas
  • Able to work from ladders, elevated places, or in pits when required (i.e. climbing and descending stairs repetitively during a shift) able to walk/work on uneven surfaces
  • Able to work rotating shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays
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
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working in a Paper, Chemical, or Petro-Chemical environment in a production operator position (or similar role)
  • Previous experience operating a forklift or mobile equipment
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.
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