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BASF TPU Plant Operator in Wyandotte, Michigan

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…

TPU Plant Operator (2103139) – Wyandotte, MI

TPU Operators are responsible for the production of finished goods by safely operating a wide variety of manufacturing equipment. Operators are required to (but not limited to) do any combination of the following:

Operate compressors, pumps, reactors, extruders, feeders, heat exchangers, steam boilers, valves, tanks, pressure vessels, instrument control systems, fork trucks, hoists, scales, lab testing equipment, computers, and other associated manufacturing equipment.

Control flows, pressures, reactions, temperatures, makeup of material(s) from batch sheets and formula cards, transfer of solutions/batches, loading/unloading chemicals to and from tanks, trucks, and rail cars.

Handle various hazardous chemicals (potentially including PSM/RMP covered chemicals and working in PSM and/or RMP facilities)

Identify and wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including an air purifying respirator.

Work in all weather conditions and outdoors.

Work a 12-hour rotating shift with overtime as required.

Maintain medical clearances required for work area, potentially including: respirator, mobile equipment operator, HAZWOPER, hearing conservation, di-isocyanates, and/or oxides clearance(s).

Cross train in additional production areas and support other members of the team in achieving a task or solving a problem.

Disassemble and clean plant equipment, piping, and vessels.

Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology and Legal Compliance policies and procedures.

Recognize and eliminate safety hazards. Accept and demonstrate personal accountability for EHS performance.

Demonstrate sound judgment by adhering to EHS requirements while planning and executing a job.

Perform all necessary production/sampling/testing to ensure product meets specifications and tolerances for in-process product and release specifications for shipment of the product.

Effectively work with minimal supervision.

Operate and manage (troubleshoot) their respective areas and make safe, prompt, and effective decisions.

Occasionally handle drums and drum dollies.

Additional duties are designated by the respective areas.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Ability to climb ladders/stairs and work at heights.

Ability to work in tight or closed-in spaces.

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 chemical operator experience.

Preferred qualifications:

Forklift experience is preferred.

Mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills preferred

SAP experience preferred.

DCS / HMI experience preferred.

Working knowledge of ISO/IATF16949 preferred.

Working knowledge of common industrial safe work practices 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: PM/IIO-Infinergy-63019746

Title: TPU Plant Operator

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 2103139