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BASF Operator III in Livonia, 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 on process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. BASF is always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Chemical Operator III (2103135) – Livonia, Michigan

An energetic, self-starter is being sought to join the Livonia operations team. The successful candidate will perform the tasks required to manufacture and package polyurethane specialties products in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner.

The Chemical Operator is responsible for the following:

Following all safe work and operations policies and procedures while on duty at the site, in this safety sensitive position.

Ability to read and understand batch-sheet and computer instructions.

Continuous and effective communication with co-workers and shift supervisors.

Driving fork trucks and moving pallets and totes of product throughout the plant.

Operate plant equipment in a manner and condition to safely produce quality product.

Maintain housekeeping and 5S practices at an excellent level.

Give an accurate and relevant turnover to relief operator in both verbal and written formats.

Perform equipment, safety and other required checks or inspections in an accurate, neat and timely manner (e.g. plant safety check lists, area inspections, respirator and mobile equipment inspections).

Properly handle all waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) and associated paperwork according to regulations and BASF policies.

Active participation in Livonia site safety and EHSQ programs including the sites Exposure Reduction Program (SOUL).

Using required Personal Protective Equipment, including a full-face cartridge respirator, when necessary.

Complete LMS training requirements on time. Orange tract.

The physical effort required to perform this position includes:

Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Ability to push 150 lbs.

Bending, stooping, climbing

Lifting, pouring chemical material

Standing, reaching while lifting pipes and hoses

The ability to work at heights wearing fall protection equipment

Ability to work with exposure to weather elements (e.g. heat, cold, rain, snow, etc)

Plant operations are Sunday – Friday. Fixed non-rotating shifts. 40-hour work week plus overtime opportunities (this position will work 2nd shift or 3rd shift) :

Midnights 9:30 PM – 6:00 AM

Day shift 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Afternoon shift 1:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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.

Minimum of 2 years of chemical related work experience required.

2 years of fork truck driving experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Batch manufacturing experience, chemical production environment preferred

Mechanical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills 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-PMN/OSL-Ops PMU Livonia-63026853

Title: Operator III

Location: MI-Livonia

Requisition ID: 2103135

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