BASF Lead Operator in Erie, Pennsylvania

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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…

Lead Operator (1801975) – Erie, PA

Lead Operators function primarily in the role of a working team lead to assist the Contact Supervisor in directing the assigned shift to meet production, training and safety goals. In addition to the duties and responsibilities of a Chemical Operator, the Lead Operator will also include the following:

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for promoting a safe work culture by following all applicable company procedures along with consistent follow up on department/employee practices. Recognizes and accepts that the safety performance of their area is fully their responsibility and accountability.

  • Manufacture products according to designated formulations/techniques.

  • Maintain clear and accurate manufacturing records.

  • Control manufacturing costs by eliminating material damage/spillage.

  • Troubleshoot and overcome process problems as they occur within limits of the operator’s knowledge.

  • When necessary assist maintenance on minor repairs to minimize process downtime, at Contact Supervisor direction and work with maintenance in the scheduling of work orders.

  • Checks boilers daily.

  • Performs lockout/tagout, hot work and other permits.

  • Assist Contact Supervisors in making sure employees are trained/oriented in the safety, quality, and customer and productivity standards of their jobs.

  • Assist with cycle counts and inventory control as assigned.

  • Perform Chemical Operator duties as required by production.

  • Understand equipment and overall plant manufacturing processes.

  • Familiar with environmental, safety, and health procedures and issues.

  • Team player with strong work ethic and solid understanding of the cause/effect relationship of production transactions coupled with technical analytical skills.

  • Must have understanding of mechanical and instrument equipment and their maintenance, mechanical integrity, and the inspection process.

  • City of Erie Boiler’s License must be attained within 18 months of becoming a Lead Operator.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

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

  • Five (5) years operational and/or maintenance experience in an Industrial environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with maintenance programs, work processes (MPI, etc.), and best practices

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: Lead Operator

Location: PA-Erie

Requisition ID: 1801975