Chemical Operator

Job Listing No: 9740000

Chemical Operator

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?  Chemical Operator ? Huntsville, AL (1901614)At the BASF Huntsville Site, we make the chemistry and technology used in vehicle catalytic convertors and other environmental products. As part of our team, employees help us conceive, design, implement and validate new equipment, technologies and processes to help make our world's environment cleaner. This position contributes by controlling equipment units or manual systems that process raw materials into specific catalytic slurry, according to work instructions, knowledge of operating procedures, chemical reactions, laboratory test results, and correlation of process instrumentation. Principal Responsibilities?Follows work instructions, procedures and product specifications; adds specified amounts of raw materials into vessels or blending tanks; sets valves to feed liquid and solid materials through equipment units.?Sets controls in specified sequence on control panel to start automatic feed.?Weighs out quantities of powdered or liquid chemicals, following formula sheets.?Starts and monitors feed of solid or semi-solid materials through equipment units, such as mills, heating vessels and mixing tanks.?Dumps pre-weighed ingredients into tanks, hoppers, or ball/continuous mills.?Adjusts controls and valves to maintain system at specified temperature, pressure, and vacuum levels.?Observes chemical reactions; monitors gauges, samples and data recorders; and receives notification from analytical laboratory, supervisor, or other workers to make specified operating adjustments.?Observes gauges, and instruments, turns valves, and moves controls to regulate temperatures, pressures, and flow of steam, coolant, and chemical constituents through system to effect prescribed reaction within critical limits, according to knowledge of equipment and process.?Draws samples of product at specified stages of synthesis and performs standard tests to determine if manufacturing is proceeding efficiently and in conformity with specifications.?Attaches hoses, pumps or transfer equipment to move completed slurry to holding area or manufacturing coating equipment. Work environment/Physical demands?While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. ?The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. ?The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. ?The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.?While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle and feel as well as to reach with hands and arms. ?The employee is frequently required to stand and sit as well as frequently required to walk, stoop, bend and climb stairs. ?The Chemical Operator I must frequently move hoses and drums, and lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. ?Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.?The use of personal protection equipment is required including, safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection and gloves.?The use of respirators and splash protection may be required.?The employee may be required to work mandatory overtime and/or twelve hour shifts.Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You?  Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you.  You at 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 at 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 with demonstrated enhanced math and/or science ability?2 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment?Must be able to work with minimal supervision and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations while performing tasks which may require multiple steps?Ability to operate complex machines and often including use of intermediate computer skills?Must demonstrate enhanced trouble shooting skills within their assigned process?Requires ability to use respirator and/or forced air supply equipment 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.

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