BASF Chemical Operator in Erie, Pennsylvania

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 strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Chemical Operator (1801848) – Erie, PA


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.


  • 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.

  • Other duties as specified by management.

  • Rotating shift work is required, including weekends and holidays.

  • Working outdoors and the use of stairways/ladders to perform tasks. Physical strength is required to operate manual process equipment. Must meet lifting requirements (60 lbs.) and pass physical and respiratory requirements.

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

  • Be able to function as a member of team and work within a team environment.

  • Adherence to attendance and punctuality policies is critical.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree or completed chemistry courses

  • Previous Chemical manufacturing experience

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: G-CCP-Process Catalysts

Title: Chemical Operator

Location: PA-Erie

Requisition ID: 1801848