BASF EV Operator in Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

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BASF’s Cincinnati, OH site produces products that are used in many applications for Personal Care, Detergents, Home Care, Agricultural and Lubricants.

At BASF, our largest assets are our people and the chemistry they create is fundamental to BASF’s success. Explore your next career journey with us…We welcome you to be part of our team!

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The Chemical Operator will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the production equipment in the plant. This includes operation of chemical processing equipment; including reactors, refining, and filtration systems. Also involves the transfer of material to and from other departments as necessary and loading of tank trucks and rail cars for customer shipments.

In addition, the following activities will be performed by the Production Operator:

  • Understands and follows safety rules, standards, practices and policies.

  • Loads and unloads tanks and rail cars and receipt of truck deliveries.

  • Performs daily tank inspections.

  • Collects samples from trucks and railcars.

  • Conducts visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status.

  • Demonstrates proficiency at operating all production equipment with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrates understanding of products and procedures.

  • Participates in all required safety training and wear proper personal protective equipment when working in the plant area.

  • Demonstrate effective operations of Digital Control System (DCS) in daily work environment.

  • Performs housekeeping to maintain production and operations in a neat and orderly condition.

  • Works and communicates effectively with Supply Chain Planners, Logistics Planner, Production Coordinator, Maintenance, Lab, team members, etc. to accomplish high quality standards that meet/exceed customer requirements.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computer systems to complete work assignments.

  • Meets or exceeds standards for attendance.

Work Environment:

  • Heavy industrial – chemical manufacturing plant, 24/7/365 operation.

  • This job requires the ability to work rotating shifts and be available for OT coverage if required.

  • The job requires the ability to operate a forklift.

  • Hard hat, safety shoes, and safety glasses are required in all areas of the plant. Gloves, face mask/shield, uniforms, hearing protection, and dust mask may be required for specific tasks for short periods.

  • Frequent climbing of steps, bending, reaching above shoulders.

  • Occasionally lift and or move up to 55 pounds.

  • Must be able to work from heights to small contained areas

  • The job requires the ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Basic computer skills

  • Demonstrate excellent work habits (attendance, housekeeping, safety, etc.)

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent safety standards. Must comply with OSHA and plant-specific safety procedures. Requires familiarity with environmental, safety, and health practices.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

  • Strong troubleshooting skills Preferred:

  • Associate’s degree or Operator Certification from technical/community college

  • Experience working in a chemical plant or manufacturing environment

  • Experience working with a Digital Control System console (DCS)

  • Experience working with SAP

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EVP-Performance Chemicals

Title: EV Operator

Location: OH-Cincinnati

Requisition ID: 1701777