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BASF Production Operator in Malcom, Iowa

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

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Production Operator - 2201104 - Malcom, IA

Formula for Success: You Will…


The Production Operator is responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, and operating of the reactors as well as, filling loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as blend tanks. The Production Operator will manufacture quality finished goods and manage raw materials in a safe and efficient manner. This includes running reactors, load/unload of tank trucks, railcars, totes, drums or pails as required.

Position Responsibilities:

• Perform batching in blend tanks and reactors

• Conduct visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status

• Work from both verbal and written instruction of Contact Supervisor, standard procedures, batch sheet and loading sheets to operate reactors, as well as, filling and loading system

• Ability to effectively verbally communicate in a team environment with numbers of other functions or shift.

• Read, record and interpret data of instruments, reactors, tanks, pumps, etc. and makes corrective adjustments as required to efficient production runs

• Perform housekeeping to maintain production and operations in neat and orderly condition

• Contribute to the success of plant target and objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, cost, productivity and morale throughout the site.

• Become proficient at operating all production equipment with minimal supervision.

• Participate in all required safety training and wear proper personal protective equipment when working in the plant area.

• Operator control systems in daily work environment.

• Perform light maintenance duties in the plant and/or warehouse

• Ability to wear a respirator mask

• Participate and use all LEAN Manufacturing Tools

• Understand and follow all procedures in the Big 5 (Safe Work Permit, Lock Out Tag out, Line Break, PPE and Hot Work) after appropriate instruction and training.

• Alignment of these tasks and activities will be dependent upon team alignment of duties, as well as product volume and schedule mix, which may affect specific tasks required on any given day.

• Position responsibilities include normal activities and tasks required in production

• Perform housekeeping to maintain production and operations in neat and orderly condition

• Operate a forklift to move needed raw materials and scrap materials to properly designated areas

• Complete computer based self-assessment

• Complete required monthly training (classroom training, computer based training, etc)

• Perform multiple jobs in the plant on short notice in order to keep production running smoothly

• Alignment of these tasks and activities will be dependent upon team alignment of duties, as well as product volume and schedule mix

• Ability to list 50lbs

• DAY SHIFT. Flexible to work 12 rotating shifts and overtime as needed if required.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

Basic Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

• Manufacturing experience

• CDL License

BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

BASF Corporation is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, and other protected classifications.


Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-PMN/OOM-Ops Polyol Malcom-63004054

Title: Production Operator

Location: IA-Malcom

Requisition ID: 2201104