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Mixer Job

Date: Mar 28, 2017

Location: Mattawan, MI, US

Company: BASF


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.

Job Purpose

This position has the knowledge and demonstrates ability to operate state of the art mixers, pumping equipment, hi-speed mixers, and tinting equipment in the production area. Follow process orders from beginning to end and record all pertinent information. Individual will add materials at specified quantities and times, observe temperatures and or mixtures and chemical reactions, record necessary batch information, and take, conduct and record samples at designated times to ensure timely, consistent, quality batches. Mixer will operate forklift and other material handling equipment. Participate in confined space entry pot cleaning activities, which include use of body harness and extraction system. Mixing position will participate in determining and implementing corrective actions. Must be able to wear all required PPE including air purified respirators. This position may also be assigned tasks in other functional areas as required to help support overall success of the facility.

Core Responsibilities

- Accurately and neatly record data and follow batching process orders. Giving them to the shift leader in a timely manner to ensure inventory accuracy.
- Efficiently operate PLCs, recipe system, and equipment, adding raw materials at designated times and observing operating temperatures ensuring timely completion of quality batches per production schedule. Minimize and rework scrap material.
- Trouble shoot equipment and process difficulties, taking corrective action to prevent the loss of material or production time. Communicate with other batch operators and maintenance personnel when difficulties arise.
- Operator will take corrective actions when nonconformance occurs.
- Maintain housekeeping at excellent levels, keeping the mixers, floor, mixing deck and pigment pump area clean.
- Participate in cleaning pots in a timely manner following company procedures.
- Operate a forklift in a safe manner to eliminate inventory damage and accidents.
- Cross train and assist with packaging of finished goods when necessary.
- Wear necessary safety equipment and follow company established Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures.
- Maintain good attendance record and report to assigned job station in a timely manner.
- Follow all appropriate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies.
- Wears prescribed Personal Protective Equipment and ensures that prescribed safeguards are properly used.
- Notifies his/her supervisor before undertaking a work activity in which he/she is not adequately trained.
- Immediately reports unsafe acts or conditions to his/her supervisor and takes immediate interim steps to protect himself/herself and others from serious risk.
- Understands that Safety and Environmental responsibility is a major part of BASF’s Principles. Must report all unsafe conditions and accidents immediately to appropriate managers or directors. Responsible for the safety of themselves and others.
- Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and other ISO regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities.
- Maintain focus at all times on environmental, health and safety aspects from planning through execution of tasks assigned. Support applicable Process Safety programs through participation in compliance audits, capital project reviews, regulatory PHAs (revalidations, clean-sheets) and other hazard / risk assessment activities as required or assigned. Ensure the on time completion of Process Safety related mechanical integrity inspections as assigned. Utilize Management of Change (MOC) to assure timely communication and training of process related changes to affected personnel. As required, participate in any process safety related incident investigations and completion of assigned action items in a timely manner. These tasks may be required as dictated by your duties.
- Process safety roles and responsibilities across the organization are clearly-defined and include an expectation to raise, and authority to respond to process safety concerns. Senior leaders are held accountable for process safety performance. Employees understand the importance of process safety as it applies to their jobs and are responsible for following and contributing to the work processes to achieve improvement in company process safety performance.
- Assure standards of safety, environmental, team and individual performance are met in a high performance team-based organization.
- Address and raise the EHS standards at BASF.

The individual must be able to lift 50 pounds throughout the shift. Maximum lifting requirements are 80 – 90 pounds and must be able to push and pull up to 100 – 150 pounds. Work within a confined space is required and the position will work with chemicals.

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

Knowledge and Experience
- Must be able to read, understand and communicate in English to operate machines and interface with PLC control screens, read and complete process orders, complete safety tests.
- Must be able to solve simple math problems, +, -, x, /, to accurately record chemical additions, lot numbers, record scale readings.
- Must have mechanical ability to operate automated packaging equipment.
- Must be able to work with chemicals and machinery safely.
- Must have strength and flexibility to bend, push, pull, lift, and climb.
- Must be able to work effectively without constant supervision.
- Must be able to think ahead and prepare for upcoming batches.
- High School diploma or equivalent.

Primary Location: US-MI-Mattawan
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EBN-Construction Chemicals North America

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