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BASF Production Operator in Brighton, Colorado

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Production Operator (1903814) – Brighton, CO

Where the Chemistry Happens

Our Production Operators are versitile employees that are responsible for both packaging and mixing of materials. Candidates should be able to operate state of the art mixers, pumping equipment, hi-speed mixers, and tinting equipment in the production area. Follow process orders from beginning to end and record all pertinent information. Operators will add materials at specified quantities and times, observe temperatures and or mixtures and chemical reactions, record necessary batch information, and take, conduct and record samples at designated times to ensure timely, consistent, quality batches. You will operate forklift and other material handling equipment. Participate in confined space entry pot cleaning activities, which include use of body harness and extraction system. Operators will participate in determining and implementing corrective actions. For your safety, you must be able to wear all required PPE including air purified respirators. Last but not least, Operators prepare pigment mixes to support standard and custom pigment operation, and other finished product processes in the plant and package pigments to meet established delivery guidelines for customers and distribution centers.

Formula for Success

  • Prepares pigment mixes to support standard and custom pigment operations. Make color adjustments as required to meet QC specifications. Batch size will vary from sample strips to drums. Process rework into finished product. Document use of raw materials on process orders to maintain accurate inventories.

  • Package pigment into containers to meet established guidelines and deadlines. Prepare and apply labels, fill containers to proper fill weight, seal can and pack into cartons. Document use of raw materials on process orders to maintain accurate inventories.

  • Prepare pigment mixes to support NP2, SL2, NP1, NP100/150 and Deck Coatings finishing process. Document use of raw materials on process orders to maintain accurate inventories.

  • Supports packaging of standard pigments, HLM, Topcoat Tint base, NP2, SL2 and MS914/915 as required to meet production goals and customer delivery guidelines.

  • Pack and unpack material in drums or containers using a forklift or jack pallet.

  • Perform the tasks of the liquid or solid packaging area that include operation of packaging equipment, supply materials to packaging equipment, minor adjustments to equipment.

  • Assemble boxes, bags, and other packaging materials.

  • Perform any other duties or tasks assigned by supervision.

  • Perform housekeeping duties to ensure proper presentation of facility and grounds at all times. Perform regulatory audits and required duties to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and company policies and procedures. Perform production waste handler duties in accordance with Hazardous Waste Policy.

  • Follow all appropriate Environmental Protection, Safety, Health and Quality (ESHQ) policies.

  • Wears prescribed Personal Protective equipment and ensures that prescribed safeguards are properly used.

  • Notifies his/her supervisor before undertaking a work activity in which he/she is not adequately trained.

  • Immediately reports unsafe acts or conditions to his/her supervisor and takes immediate interim steps to protect himself/herself and others from serious risk.

  • Understands that Safety and Environmental responsibility is a major part of BASF’s Vision and Guiding Principles. Must report all unsafe conditions and accidents immediately to appropriate managers or directors. Responsible for the safety of themselves and others.

  • Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and other ISO regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities.

  • Perform the tasks of the liquid or solid packaging area that include operation of packaging equipment, supply materials to packaging equipment, minor adjustments to equipment.

  • Assemble boxes, bags, and other packaging materials.


Works well with others and alone, can follow procedures and written directions, can work with minimal supervision, ability to perform basic math with or without a calculator, ability to work different shifts, familiarity with mixing and color matching equipment preferred, can set-up and perform minor repairs to frequently used equipment


Meet daily manufacturing output goals and objectives, prepare products which meet product quality specifications, work in accordance with company policies

and procedures including regulatory and human resource related subject matter. Work in a safe and compliant manner.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EBN/O-Operations-63022460

Title: Production Operator

Location: CO-Brighton

Requisition ID: 1903814