Process Technician, BASF

Posted 1 year ago

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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 a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the 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.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Process Technician – 2102178- Chattanooga, TN

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are looking for a talented individual like yourself to be responsible for the daily operation of the BASF Chattanooga chemical plant facility to produce styrene butadiene latex dispersions. 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.

In addition, you will be responsible for demonstrating your experience with 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.

Formula for Success

  • Utilizing your strong manufacturing skills in an effort to cross-train in additional production areas and support other members of the team in achieving a task or solving a problem as well an effectively working with minimal supervision. You will effectively demonstrate working knowledge of plant chemical equipment and processes, testing, and computer skills obtained through training and on-the-job experience.
  • Leveraging your degree in a Chemical Technology or an Industrial Program in addition to any past military experience, you will be expected to operate, manage and troubleshoot your respective areas and make safe, prompt and effective decisions. Demonstrating the ability to work rotating shifts Monday – Sunday including holidays. Demonstrating a mechanical knowledge of equipment and responsibility for disassembling and cleaning plant equipment, piping and pressure vessels as well as having a thorough understanding of the operation and capabilities of the equipment in their area.
  • Accepting and demonstrating personal accountability for EHS performance while also demonstrating sound judgment by adhering to EHS requirements and executing a duty. Supporting and continually applying all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology policies and procedures. Accepting and demonstrating personal accountability for EHS performance while recognizing and eliminating all safety hazards as they arise. Effectively handling various hazardous chemicals while also identifying and wearing required Personal Protective Equipment.


  • Performing all necessary production/testing to ensure that products meet product specifications and tolerances for in-process product and release specifications for shipment of the product. Working with indirect support from the Site Support Services, including Quality, Safety, Ecology, Human Resources, Engineering and Maintenance.


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 investing 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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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