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BASF Chemical Operator 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

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.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2020 as one of America’s Best Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Chemical Operator 3 – (2100335) – Cincinnati, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the production equipment in the plant. This includes operation of chemical processing equipment; including reactors, refining, and filtration systems. Also involves the transfer of material to and from other departments as necessary and loading of tank trucks and rail cars for customer shipments.

Nature and Scope:

Understands and follows safety rules, standards, practices and policies.

Loading and unloading of tanks and rail cars and receipt of truck deliveries.

Performs collection of samples from tank cars and vessels.

Conduct visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status.

Read, record and interpret data of instruments such as reactors, tanks, pumps, filtration systems, etc. and makes corrective adjustments as required for efficient production runs.

Demonstrate proficiency at operating all production equipment with minimal supervision

Participate in all required safety training and wear proper personal protective equipment when working in the plant area.

Demonstrate effective operations of the DCS in daily work environment.

Perform housekeeping to maintain production and operations in a neat and orderly condition.

Works and communicates effectively with Supply Chain Planners, Logistics Planner, Production Coordinator, Maintenance, Lab, team members, etc. to accomplish high quality standards that meet/exceed customer requirements.

Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computer systems to complete work assignments.

Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care®, EPA and OSHA initiatives by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to work 24/7 rotating shifts

Must be able to lift and carry up to 55 lbs.

Must be able to work from heights to small contained areas

Must be able to wear a face mask/shield when needed

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 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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required

Minimum 2 years working in a manufacturing environment required

Preferred Qualifications:

DCS console operating knowledge preferred

SAP experience preferred

Good verbal and written communication skills

Basic computer skills

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

Demonstrate good work habits (attendance, safety, housekeeping, etc.)

Excellent safety standards

Strong troubleshooting skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EVP/OM-FP Manufacturing Operations Cincinnati-63025934

Title: Chemical Operator 3

Location: OH-Cincinnati

Requisition ID: 2100335