BASF Production Operator in Malcom, Iowa

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With its comprehensive product line, BASF is now one of the largest plastics producers worldwide and has an extensive range of polyurethanes and engineering plastics. New and highly efficient technologies and production processes combine with optimized production systems within a unique logistics structure, making BASF products leaders in terms of both cost and technology in many sectors.

The performance materials (PM) business unit has an opportunity at their manufacturing site at the Malcom, Iowa for Production Operator.

The Production Operator is responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, and operating of the reactors. As well as, filling loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as blend tanks. The Production Operator will manufacture quality finished goods and manage raw materials in a safe and efficient manner. This includes running reactors, load/unload of tank trucks, railcars, totes, drums or pails as required. In addition, the following activities will be performed by the Production Operator:

  • Perform batching in blend tanks and reactors

  • Conduct visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status

  • Work from both verbal and written instruction of Contact Supervisor, standard procedures, batch sheet and loading sheets to operate reactors, as well as, filling and loading system

  • Ability to effectively verbally communicate in a team environment with numbers of other functions or shift.

  • Read, record and interpret data of instruments, reactors, tanks, pumps, etc. and makes corrective adjustments as required to efficient production runs

  • Perform housekeeping to maintain production and operations in neat and orderly condition

  • Contribute to the success of plant target and objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, cost, productivity and morale through out the site.

  • Become proficient at operating all production equipment with minimal supervision.

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

  • Operator control systems in daily work environment.

  • Perform light maintenance duties in the plant and/or warehouse

  • Operate fork lift after appropriate instruction

  • Ability to wear a respirator mask

  • participate and use all LEAN Manufacturing Tools

  • Understand and follow all procedures in the Big 5 (Safe Work Permit, Lock Out Tag out, Line Break, PPE and Hot Work) after appropriate instruction and training.

  • Alignment of these tasks and activities will be dependent upon team alignment of duties, as well as product volume and schedule mix, which may affect specific tasks required on any given day.

Successful candidates will initiate and support various team projects, demonstrate flexibility and openness to change and have excellent communication skills.

Our Production Operators work 12 hours shifts. The schedule is as follows: Sun. Wed. Thur. (36 hours) and Mon. Tue. Fri. Sat. (48 hours). Day shift is 06:00 to 18:00 / Nights shift is 18:00 to 06:00 AM. Will rotate from 36 hours to the 48 hours schedule every other week. Within two weeks you will be working 76 reg. 8 overtime. You will receive a shift premium for night shift.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Title: Production Operator

Location: IA-Malcom

Requisition ID: 1701515