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BASF Process Technician in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Now Hiring! Process Technicians

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

In the past year, BASF has been recognized as a DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity; achieved a 100% compliance ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index measures of best places to work for LGBTQ employees; and been named a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.

Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable solution!

About Dispersions, Resins and Additives

BASF is a leading global supplier of high-quality polymer emulsions, acrylic binders, resins, additives, and colorants. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are looking for a talented individual like yourself to be responsible for the daily operation of the BASF Chattanooga chemical plant facility. In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Make-up of solutions from batch sheets and formula cards, transfer of solutions/batches, loading/unloading chemicals to and from tanks, trucks, and railcars.

  • Use and understanding of basic process controls such as control valves, flows, pressures, levels, and temperatures.

  • Use and understanding of processing equipment such as compressors, pumps, reactors, heat exchangers, steam boilers, valves, forklifts, hoists, flare systems, and other associated manufacturing equipment.

  • Work in all weather conditions to complete various assigned job tasks for different plant processes.

  • Willing and available to work rotating 12-hour shifts, with 32-day rotation between day and night shift. The Chattanooga site is a 24/7 operation, 365 days of the year, including weekends & holidays.

  • Willing and available for overtime to cross train in additional production areas and support other members of the team by providing coverage.

  • Assist in plant troubleshooting, prepping equipment for service, and returning equipment to service.

  • Use of PPE specific to job task including Full Faced Respirator, where applicable

Formula for Success

  • 2-year associate degree/technical degree in Chemical Process Technology (or related) OR High School diploma with 2 years of Manufacturing experience OR equivalent military experience.

  • Basic computer skills using software packages such as Microsoft Office, SAP, etc.

  • Able to read, comprehend and follow operating procedures with minimal supervision needed.

  • Basic understanding of chemical processing equipment and general chemistry principals.

  • Occupational health and safety, ecology, and process safety focus.

  • Accountability for continuous improvement and basic understanding of lean six sigma principals.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs, with most job tasks limited to 25lbs or less and standing/walking for at least 8 hours of a 12-hour shift.

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.

Privacy Statement

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Equal Employment Opportunities

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.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.