BASF Chemical Operator I - Light Duty - Prep in Huntsville, Alabama

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 provid e 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.

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.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED with demonstrated enhanced math and/or science ability

  • 2 or more years of industrial manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability 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

  • Demonstrate enhanced trouble shooting skills within their assigned process

  • Ability to use respirator and/or forced air supply equipment

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: CC-Catalysts

Title: Chemical Operator I - Light Duty - Prep

Location: AL-Huntsville

Requisition ID: 1702419