BASF Chemical Operator- Finishing in Newport, Delaware

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

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This position is within BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation. BASF Colors & Effects produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

Job Purpose - The Finishing Operator is responsible for completing production activities of to ensure safe production through the execution of Toyota Production System (TPS) principles, tools, and techniques. The Finishing Operator is responsible for troubleshooting, completing accurate production reporting, and assisting with on-the-job training for new employees in the assigned operating area.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council'sResponsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors. Be knowledgeable of and follow all Environmental, Health and Safety practices including but not limited to: manage waste movements according to satellite and/or 90-day accumulation requirements, inspect air contaminant sources and institute corrective action for out-of-spec conditions, prevent releases into the sewer and/or stormwater systems by following BMPs (best managementpractices), activate BASF emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies. Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System.

  • Executes the area TPS initiatives daily: Standard work, 5S/Visual Management, Mistake proofing, Autonomous Maintenance, Problem solving

  • Execution of daily area activities ensuring production deadlines are met in a safe and timely manner using SOPs and shift notes.Responsible for completing and submitting daily shift notes and batch cards while ensure that all SOPs are followed.

  • Assist in equipment inspections and calibration checks. Identification of equipment malfunctions and communication of issues to supervision so that maintenance notifications can be entered for repairs.

  • Participate in training of operators.Communicate to supervision when an SOP is inaccurate or unclear. Be available and able to cross train in other areas of the Finishing operations.

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.

Education and Experience


  • High School Diploma/Equivalent

  • BS/BA preferred

  • Six Sigma/Lean training/certification preferred


  • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Experience in Batch Chemical Operations preferred

  • Experience in pigment finishing operations preferred

  • Experience working in a PSM regulated environment preferred

  • Experience using TPS tools in a manufacturing environment preferred


  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with analytical and mechanical equipment, including troubleshooting such equipment.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are required.

  • Ability to work independently at times using SOPs and work instructions.

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn operating with DCS and PLC interfaces

  • Good understanding of 5S, visual management, KPIs, standard work and other TPS tools

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime beyond normally scheduled work hours

  • Willingness and ability to participate as a member of the site’s emergency response team

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP/PNN-Operations Pigments Newport-63008854

Title: Chemical Operator- Finishing

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 1900083