BASF Operator B in Monaca, Pennsylvania

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.

The Dispersions & Pigments (ED) business unit has an opportunity at its Monaca, Pennsylvania manufacturing site. The incumbent will become part of a team of operators who are responsible for meeting daily production requirements to support customer needs. The incumbent is expected to work safely, following both verbal and written work instructions and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for the following including but not limited to:

  • The storage, transfer, filtration and sampling of dispersion products in storage vessels.

  • Following operating procedures, site standards and policies etc. to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site

  • Conducting routine inspections and monitoring of equipment (e.g. pumps, storage tanks, instrumentation, utilities, safety

equipment, tools etc.) in the filter rooms and finished product storage areas.

  • Preparing equipment for operation, maintenance, cleaning etc.

  • Daily housekeeping.

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

  • High school graduate or GED

  • 3-5 years of experience in an industrial, chemical plant or relevant environment or have successfully completed an approved Chemical Technician training program.

  • Ability to achieve a passing score on pre-placement aptitude tests is required.

  • A working knowledge of the mechanics and operation of different types of process equipment (e.g. pumps, valves, agitators, instrumentation and controls etc.) is preferred.

  • Familiarity with safety practices and techniques relating to the chemical industry (e.g. LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Hot Work).

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.

  • A working knowledge of computers

  • The job is a shift position (8 hour rotating shifts) and requires the ability to work indoors and outdoors in all conditions and the use of stairways/ladders to perform tasks. Physical strength is required to operate manual process equipment.

  • Willingness and ability to work additional hours.

  • Position frequently lifts 21-50 lbs. and on occasion would need the ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Experience using a forklift.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

Title: Operator B

Location: PA-Monaca

Requisition ID: 1701292