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BASF Plant Operator in Washington, New Jersey

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…

Plant Operator (2103138) – Washington, NJ

This position is at the Washington, NJ Surfactant Plant in the Prill Production and Shipping / Receiving Departments.

The main process is a batch spray cooling operation, processing molten polyol surfactant into a solid "prill" form. This position requires operation of the spray chilling tower and auxiliary equipment, including bulk storage and feed tanks, refrigeration units, and package loading equipment. This position will also encompass shipping, receiving, and warehousing tasks that support the production process, for example, the offloading of molten polyol surfactant from bulk tankers, the warehousing of the finished product, and loading of outgoing box truck shipments.

Close attention to temperatures and feed rates is required for proper operation. Startup and shutdowns can occur relatively frequently and require close attention.

Minor maintenance repairs and troubleshooting duties are required to be performed occasionally as part of this position.

Good documentation practices and the ability to follow written procedures is necessary.

Effective communication skills within the workgroup and with other departments/shifts is necessary, both verbally and electronically through email.

General working computer knowledge is preferred, this position utilizes a PC based process control system, as well as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and SAP for planning and communication.

Operation of mobile equipment such as fork trucks is required.

Potential for additional responsibilities to support new production initiatives and processes as they develop.

At BASF, safety is considered one of our core values. As a member of the Washington, NJ team, the prospective employee would support the site’s safety culture and participate in the current employee driven safety programs and initiatives.

This position will work three (3) shifts on a rotating basis, five (5) days per week, eight (8) hour shifts, with overtime as required.

This position is under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and Operations Coordinator.

Formula for Success: You Will…

Have general knowledge of spray chiller operation, proper methods of handling both manual and automatic controls.

Ability to use judgement to make changes during to the processes to assure safe and efficient operation, as well as producing a product that meets all of the required quality specifications.

General working knowledge of tank trailers, rail cars, and their layout and operation.

Working knowledge of general plant operation and supporting utilities.

Sufficient manual dexterity to operate valves, pumps, switches, connect hoses, etc.

Ability to perform light maintenance work, such as adjusting packing on pumps and valves using small hand tools.

Agility to work on different levels, requiring the climbing of stairs, walking on metal walkways and grating, working at heights, etc.

Ability to work in areas both inside and outside in varying weather conditions.

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 required.

Must have at least 1 year of manufacturing experience.

Preferred qualifications:

Forklift experience is preferred.

Mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills preferred.

SAP experience preferred.

Yard tractor and trailer movement experience preferred.

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-EMN/OW-Operations Management Washington Site-60001608

Title: Plant Operator

Location: NJ-Washington

Requisition ID: 2103138