BASF Continuous Improvement Specialist in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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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. 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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Continuous Improvement Specialist to be part of the Continuous Improvement team based in Chattanooga, TN and who will support the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America.

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry.

For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit

Continuous Improvement Specialist (1700311)

This is a unique opportunity to utilize a variety of skills and experience in leading Continuous Improvement, Learning and Development (L&D), Operational Excellence (OPEX), and facilitating the Exposure Reduction (ERP) programs incorporating Occupational Safety, Process Safety (PS) and Life Saving Rules (LsR).

Formula for Success: You Will…

Continuous Improvement (CI)

  • Assist in leading, coaching and/or facilitating continuous improvement projects, set targets and track results.

  • Assist in coordination and execution of Lean Six Sigma training programs.

Learning and Development Leadership (L&D)

  • Assist site in development and implementation of training programs to support continual employee learning and development targets.

Operational Excellence (OpEx)

  • Assist in development and execution of 4-year Operational Excellence plan.

Exposure Reduction Process (ERP)

  • Coach and lead Exposure Reduction Process (ERP) as Facilitator.

  • Lead site ERP teams through coordination and implementation via a cultural change toward Behavior Based Safety (BBS) with the ERP.

In Addition

  • Assist site with various periodic Corporate initiatives.

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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • High School Diploma and 5 years of experience working in a chemical manufacturing environment.

  • Lean and Six Sigma yellow/green belt certification. If incumbent does not have certification credentials, he/she will be required to obtain yellow certification within 12 months and green belt certification within 24 months of hire.

  • Ability to apply statistical process control and problem solving techniques.

  • Demonstrated experience working under limited supervision, primarily guided by specific assignment objectives.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, working and collaborating successfully with other functions and teams, and also presenting and facilitating to medium size groups.

  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.


  • SAP skills.

  • AS/BS Degree in a technical field.

Job: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance

Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

Title: Continuous Improvement Specialist

Location: TN-Chattanooga

Requisition ID: 1700311