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Production Operator Job

Date: Jun 16, 2017

Location: Attapulgus, GA, US

Company: BASF

Production Operator-1700890

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

Description
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. And 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…

The BASF Attapulgus, Georgia site manufactures catalyst for the global refining industry.

Production Operator (1700890)

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.

Formula for Success:

TYPICAL DUTIES:
- 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

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

Required:
- Must be a high school graduate or have GED
- Must have a safety mindset
- Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
- Must be able to understand and respond to environmental and personnel hazards promptly
- Must be able to safely operate, maintain, perform minor repairs and make proper adjustments on associated equipment in work areas
- Must be able to show proficiency in troubleshooting and problem solving
- Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other operators, mechanics, and management personnel
- Must be able to effectively communicate in a team environment with members of other functions or shifts
- Must be able to work safely in indoor/outdoor work areas and in noisy, dimly lit, awkward, and high areas
- Must be able to work from ladders, elevated places, or in pits when required (i.e. climbing and descending stairs repetitively during a shift)
- Must be able to walk/work on uneven surfaces
- Must be able to manually lift 50 lbs. intermittently (Heavier parts are lifted using other methods)
- Must be able to properly wear all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Must be able to work rotating shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays
- Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions, percentages)
- Must have basic computer skills and be able to use a process computer controller
- Must be able to enter emergency work orders
- Must achieve a qualifying score on applicable Aptitude assessments

Preferred:
- Experience in a paper, chemical or petro-chemical plant in a production operator role.

Primary Location: US-GA-Attapulgus
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Rotating
Organization: G-CCP-Process Catalysts


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