BASF Chemical Operator in Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville, KY Dispersion manufacturing site is seeking candidates for the position of Chemical Operator. This position is responsible for mixing/blending of materials, operation of process equipment, material handling, instrument monitoring, record keeping, and forklift operation. Must follow all safety procedures and act in a safe manner at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Individuals in this position must be an active participant in the site’s Journey to EHS excellence and have a Zero Incident Mindset
  • Efficiently operate equipment: adding materials at designated times and observing chemical operations; monitor gauges, samples and recorders to ensure timely completion of quality batches per production schedule.
  • Adjust controls and valves to maintain systems at specified temperature, pressure and speed.
  • Maintain housekeeping at excellent levels, keeping the tanks, floor and reactor deck areas clean.
  • Required to operate a forklift and other powered mobile equipment in a safe manner
  • Wear necessary safety equipment and follow company established Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to read, have effective writing skills and understand work instructions and be able to perform basic mathematical calculations as required.
  • Must be able to interpret instrument readings.
  • Must be physically fit, able to perform work and lifting up to 55lbs.
  • Must have good visual acuity and have good color perception.
  • Be able to pass the BASF Pre-Employment tests
  • Experience in a chemical plant or manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Possess intermediate computer skills (Use computerized process system, Internet, email, etc.)
  • Must possess a strong safety mindset
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work well in teams.
  • An understanding and awareness of chemicals and their nature, hazards, safety and health issues etc. (SDS's, use of PPE etc.) is beneficial
  • Must demonstrate ability to be self-directed working with minimal supervision
  • Chemical Operators work a 12 hour shift on a 24/7 schedule (May require nights and/or weekends)

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

Title: Chemical Operator

Location: KY-Louisville

Requisition ID: 1700084