BASF Chemical Operator (Continuous Recruitment Requsition) in Peekskill, New York

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Peekskill Chemical Operator


The Peekskill, NY Pigment 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).

  • Efficiently operate equipment: adding materials at designated times and observing chemical reactions; 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 in a safe manner

  • Wear necessary safety equipment and follow company established Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures.

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


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Possess a valid Driver's License

  • 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.)

  • An understanding and awareness of chemicals and their nature, hazards, safety and health issues etc. (MSDS's, use of PPE etc.) is beneficial

  • Physical strength is required to operate manual process equipment. Must meet lifting requirements (55 lbs.) and pass physical requirements.

  • Must demonstrate ability to be self-directed working with minimal supervision

  • Chemical Operators work a 12 hour shift on a 2,2,3 schedule 24/7

BASF is always growing our talent within the Chemical Operator community, and therefore, we have a need for continuous recruitment. We have posted this position in anticipation of future openings to pro-actively identify potential talent for our team.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP-Pigments

Title: Chemical Operator (Continuous Recruitment Requsition)

Location: NY-Peekskill

Requisition ID: 1700634