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BASF Finishing Operator in Newport, Delaware

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.

Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

What You'll Be Doing - The Finishing Operator is responsible for completing production activities 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.

  • Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible 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 storm water systems by following BMPs (best management practices), activate BASF emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies. Comply with the requirementsof 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 ensuring 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.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

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

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 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.


  • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in Batch Chemical Operations

  • Experience in pigment finishing operations

  • Experience working in a PSM regulated environment

  • Experience using TPS tools in a manufacturing environment

Bonus Points

  • Do you hold a BS/BA? Great!

  • Six Sigma/Lean Training certification is a plus.

The Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP/PNN-Operations Pigments Newport-60001266

Title: Finishing Operator

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 2002688