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? Operator Trainee I ? Muskegon, MI (1805649) Principal ResponsibilitiesThe Operator Trainee I may be responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, and operating all aspects of the reactors, as well as product separation, solvent recovery and distillation, and utility equipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam. The Operator Trainee I will manufacture quality finished goods and manage hazardous raw materials in a safe and efficient manner. This includes running of reactors, filters, chemical process equipment as well as loading/unloading of totes or drums as required. This position is part of a job family with multiple levels and offers skilled progression as well as future leadership opportunities. Formula for Success: You Will??Conduct visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status ?Operate DCS and PLC systems in daily work environment?Develop comprehensive skills and knowledge to read, record and interpret data of instruments, reactors, tanks, pumps, cooling unit, etc., and make corrective adjustments as required to ensure efficient production?Accurately communicate important information to shift members and leadership both verbally, electronically and/or in written format?Work from both verbal & written instructions of Shift Supervisor, standard procedures, and batch sheet to operate reactors, other chemical processing equipment, and utilities;?Maintain good housekeeping in work areas and assist in general cleanup as assigned?Responds to spills, so to contain and control materials safely on site; uses necessary safety equipment and personal protective equipment?Perform minor maintenance repairsThis position will work a rotating 12 hour shift between nights and days.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 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.Apply for this job.