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Chemical Operator- Finishing Job

Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: Newport, DE, US

Company: BASF

Chemical Operator- Finishing-1800097

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.

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!

This position is within BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation. BASF Colors & Effects produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit

Purpose of the Job-

Guide production shift activities, as necessary, to accomplish objectives in the most safe, economical and technically feasible fashion.

Principal Responsibilities -

Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care®, and EPA Performance Track initiatives by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors.

Be knowledgeable of and follow all Environmental, Health and Safety practices including but not limited to: manage waste movements according to satellite and/or 90-day accumulation requirements, inspect air contaminant sources and institute corrective action for out-of-spec conditions, prevent releases into the sewer and/or stormwater systems by following BMPs, activate BASF emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies.

Execution of daily area activities ensuring production deadlines are met in a safe and timely manner.

Participate in training of operators.

Able to cross train in other areas.

Responsible for daily status completion and submission.

Ensure batch card review, completion and submission.

Ensure that all SOPs are followed.

Assist in equipment inspections and calibration checks.

Identification of equipment malfunctions and maintenance notifications.

Assist in achieving site's COPA requirements and KPIs.

Housekeeping and 5S sustainability.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

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 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

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

What we are looking for in you:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

2 + years of experience in Production Operations in a chemical manufacturing environment, preferred pigment manufacturing.

Preferred Computer skills and mechanically inclined.

The Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Primary Location: US-DE-Newport
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Rotating
Organization: G-EDP-Pigments

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