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Production Operator Job

Date: Sep 12, 2017

Location: Malcom, IA, US

Company: BASF

Production Operator-1702937

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 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 (1702937) Malcolm, IA

With its comprehensive product line, BASF is now one of the largest plastics producers worldwide and has an extensive range of polyurethanes and engineering plastics. New and highly efficient technologies and production processes combine with optimized production systems within a unique logistics structure, making BASF products leaders in terms of both cost and technology in many sectors.
- The Production Operator is 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. The Production Operator will 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.
- Perform batching in blend tanks and reactors
- Conduct visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status
- Work from both verbal and written instruction of Contact Supervisor, standard procedures, batch sheet and loading sheets to operate reactors, as well as, filling and loading system
- Ability to effectively verbally communicate in a team environment with numbers of other functions or shift.
- Read, record and interpret data of instruments, reactors, tanks, pumps, etc. and makes corrective adjustments as required to efficient production runs
- Flexible to work 8-hrs (1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift) Monday-Friday,10 hrs. (1st or 2nd shift) Monday - Thursday or 12-hrs. Continuous Shifts as designated by management, and perform fair share of overtime duties, if required.
- perform housekeeping to maintain production and operations in neat and orderly condition
- Contribute to the success of plant target and objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, cost, productivity and morale throughout the site.
- Become proficient at operating all production equipment with minimal supervision.
- participate in all required safety training and wear proper personal protective equipment when working in the plant area.
- Operator control systems in daily work environment.
- Perform light maintenance duties in the plant and/or warehouse
- Operate fork lift after appropriate instruction
- Ability to wear a respirator mask
- participate and use all LEAN Manufacturing Tools
- Understand and follow all procedures in the Big 5 (Safe Work Permit, Lock Out Tag out, Line Break, PPE and Hot Work) after appropriate instruction and training.
- 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.

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 carrier. 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 investing 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…

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

Basic Qualifications:
- High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
- Initiate and support various team projects
- Demonstrate flexibility and openness to change
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to perform basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions, percentages)
- Safety mindset
- Regular attendance and punctuality is required
- Applicants must be able to lift weights of up to 50 pounds
- Good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
- Competencies of accountability and ownership

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.

Primary Location: US-IA-Malcom
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA


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