Process Technician-1902276 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.
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Process Technician - 1902276 - Chattanooga, TN
Formula for Success: You Will...
Be responsible for the daily operation of the BASF Chattanooga chemical plant facility to produce styrene butadiene latex dispersions. Responsibility and accountability include, but is not limited to:
* Operating compressors, pumps, reactors, heat exchangers, steam boilers, valves, tanks, pressure vessels, instrument control systems, forklifts, hoists, flare systems, scales, lab testing equipment, computers, and other associated manufacturing equipment. * The operation of the plant includes controlling flows, pressures, reactions, temperatures, makeup of solutions from batch sheets and formula cards, transfer of solutions/batches, loading/unloading chemicals to and from tanks, trucks, and railcars. * Handling various hazardous chemicals. * Identifying and wearing required Personal Protective Equipment. * Thoroughly understand the operation and capabilities of the equipment in their area. * Technicians are expected to cross-train in additional production areas and support other members of the team in achieving a task or solving a problem. * Technicians are expected to be able to disassemble and clean plant equipment, piping and pressure vessels. * Technicians must recognize and eliminate safety hazards. * Accept and demonstrate personal accountability for EHS performance. * Demonstrate sound judgment by adhering to EHS requirements while planning and executing a job. Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology policies and procedures. * Recognizing and eliminating safety hazards. Accept and demonstrate personal accountability for EHS performance. Demonstrate sound judgment by adhering to EHS requirements while planning and executing a job. * Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology, and Legal Compliance, policies and procedures. * This position performs all necessary production/testing to ensure that product meets product specifications and tolerances for in-process product and release specifications for shipment of the product. * Effectively work with minimal supervision. * Process Technicians are expected to operate and manage (troubleshoot) their respective areas and make safe, prompt, and effective decisions. * Indirect support is provided by the Site Support Services, including Quality, Safety, Ecology, Human Resources, Engineering and Maintenance. * Ability to work rotating shifts Monday - Sunday including holidays * Ability to lift up to 50 lbs bags * Occasionally handle drums and drum dollies * Position requires exposure to various temperatures and weather conditions daily
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You...
* High school diploma or GED * 3 years of military experience (relocation assistance may be offered) - OR 3 years of industrial experience - OR- an Associate's Degree in a Chemical Technology Program.
* Mechanical knowledge of equipment breakdown including disassembling of piping and pressure vessels associated in a chemical plant environment. * Working knowledge of plant chemical equipment and processes, testing, and computer skills obtained through training and on-the-job experience. 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.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.