BASF Utility Operator I in West Memphis, Arkansas

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking Chemical Plant Utility Operators to join our Dispersions and Resins team.

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry.

For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit http://www.basf.us/dpsolutions

The Chemical Plant Utility Operator is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all utility processes including operations of boilers, air compressors, cooling towers, potable water treatment and distribution and the waste water treatment plant. The area of focus involves Steam System, Compressed Air, Waste Water, Cooling Water and Nitrogen operations.

The successful candidate will be trained on site utility equipment and their associated procedures. Within the scope of these procedures, the utility operator will perform their daily shift rounds including routine and non-routine tasks with only general supervision. Operates alone during most shifts, frequently performing work of a high level of skill and judgment while unsupervised, requiring quick and accurate decisions, where incorrect decision or action could result in serious risk of physical harm to operator, costly damage to equipment, health hazard to the public, interruption of service to client, or a fine by a regulatory agency.

Formula for Success: You will….

• Monitor all plant operations and record data from control room meters, gauges, and recording chart readings. Report malfunctions and unusual trends or conditions to Site Supervisor and or Lead Operator.

• Adjust apparatus controls, start and stop pumps, adjust valves, and operate electric switches and valve controls as necessary to maintain assigned process operations within prescribed standards.

• Collect water samples for in-house and outside analysis. Prepare samples for shipping to outside laboratory if required. Maintain appropriate records.

• Perform all routine maintenance on equipment, such as lubrication, oil changes, and belt changes.

• Perform plant maintenance duties within scope of ability and with appropriate supervision. This includes: inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of tanks; corrosion control of plant piping and valves; scraping and painting; carpentry; plumbing; minor electrical repairs; mopping and waxing floors; cleaning windows.

• Perform all work in accordance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations and in compliance with all departmental safety policies and procedures. This includes using appropriate safety devices and equipment.

• As requested, serve as plant safety representative. Duties include evaluating safety-related equipment or procedures and making recommendations; maintaining Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and as directed, conduct individual projects, such as projections, proposals, procedure development, or facility research, along with ongoing operations duties.

• Perform clerical and administrative duties as necessary.

• May be required in emergency situations to report to work during unscheduled time.

• Perform any task assigned to satisfy plant needs

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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • Arkansas High Pressure Boiler Operator License (or obtain one within 6 months)

  • 2-3 years’ experience in operations of steam, compressed air, chilled water, waste water

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Wastewater Treatment License is ideal

  • Must have a strong basic knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic theory and application, and be able to use manuals and other resources to apply that knowledge in boiler plant operations and other diverse requirements of the job.

  • Must be able to use basic spreadsheet and word processing computer programs to enter data and prepare correspondence. Must be able to learn to operate programmable logic controllers (PLC/DCS) to monitor and maintain operations.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: (ED)-Dispersions & Pigments

Title: Utility Operator I

Location: AR-West Memphis

Requisition ID: 1701769