BASF Technician Class 1 - Boiler Operator in St.Joseph, Missouri

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…

Fermentation Tech 1 Boiler Operator – St. Joseph, Missouri (1800538)

The Fermentation Technician is responsible for all aspects of production within the facility. You will work in a team environment and also be self-directed. Throughout the shift you will lift 50 lbs consistently. You will receive specialized training on ISO 9001, manufacturing training and forklift certification. These duties include, but are not limited to the following areas.


Operation of PLC and SCADA controlled production (fermentation) equipment. This includes set-up, batching, sterilization (SIP), monitoring, sampling, harvesting, cleaning (CIP), and routine maintenance.

Operation of processing (centrifuges and filtration equipment) equipment. This includes set-up, monitoring, sampling, harvesting, cleaning and routine maintenance.

Operation of packaging (filling) equipment. This includes set-up, sterilization, operation, cleaning and routine maintenance.

Operation and routine maintenance of support equipment (clean air compressor, pure steam generator, boiler, autoclave, bio-safety cabinets, etc).

Laboratory Support

This includes media preparation and sterilization.

Coordination of blending and packaging of fermented raw material into final packages. Including calculation of cell mass required, removing cell mass from inventory adding cells to water to create broth for all liquid and solid products.


Clean, monitor and maintain the facility and equipment in such a manner as to assure production goals, quality of goods and services provided, and the safety of the facility, equipment, personnel and products.

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 degree or equivalent required

  • Must have a class-I boiler operating permit.

  • At least 1 year of manufacturing experience.

  • At least 1 year of mechanical experience including a working knowledge of tools, familiarity with fermentation equipment and instrumentation are key, including pumps, valves, heat exchangers, and steam traps.

  • At least 1 year of computer navigation skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Maintaining a fork lift operating certificate.

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-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Technician Class 1 - Boiler Operator

Location: MO-St.Joseph

Requisition ID: 1800538