28 days agoBasf France

Processing Operator IV

  • Parma (Cuyahoga County)
  • Marketing

Job description

Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Parma, ID, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1903450

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.

Description

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…

Processing Operator – Parma, ID - 1903450

The purpose of the position is Processing of seed through the different Processing sub-departments, being warehousing/receiving, conditioning, enhancement, treatment and packaging/shipping, following standard operating procedures and Company guidelines. This requires following instructions and accurately measuring seed and materials necessary to fulfil the Processing manufacturing orders.

Job Responsibilities:

Processing policies and procedures
• Understand, follow and accept policies and procedures.
• Ensure safe working environment and practices.
• Ability to execute a part of the processes within PRC sub-department.
• Basic computer/MS program skills (open files and read only abilities).
• Movex reporting only
• Positive attitude, team player and willingness to collaborate.

Processing standards
o Understand and follow all standard operating procedures and
accredited procedures (NAL) in accordance with Processing Management in
order to ensure Processing standards and global standardization are
maintained.

Safety
o Understand and follow all safety policies and procedure in
accordance with corporate, local, state and federal mandates to ensure
regulatory compliance.
o Understand and perform good housekeeping practices for all
assigned areas of responsibility to achieve a safe work environment.
o Pass lift truck/reach truck training and safely use these as
directed to move seed or other materials.

Reporting
o Through continual communication, keep the team leader(s) informed
of on-going departmental activities, issues and concerns.
Warehousing specific
o Perform all receiving of seed and non-seed items, all drying of
incoming plants or seeds, all sampling of seed lots throughout all
processes, all storage of seeds and non-seeds in the right package and
storage condition and seed blending activities in order to ensure that
all seed is in the right condition and to have a timely start in the
next processing activity.
o Keep all warehouses organized and operating in an efficient
manner in order to ensure that all employees follow the rules for
internal housekeeping and (seed) storage.
o Understand and control the many control steps in workflow and the
many exceptions and high error sensitivity that goes with it.
o Maintain good communication with main stakeholders within the
Operations division:
o Capable of understanding and applying the basic principles of
Warehouse Management systems related to the warehousing activities.

Conditioning specific
o Capable of operating a broad range of different machines like
sizers, air-screen separators, indent cylinders, (liquid) density
graders, color sorters and magnetic cleaners.
o Be able to handle complex simultaneous and sequential processes
like dirt-nett cleaning of various crops while maintaining the required
accuracy levels.
o Capable of working with chemicals/solvents (liquid density
cleaning specific).
o Have the ability to understand and apply MSDS guidelines.
o Capable of understanding and applying the basic principles of
seed physiology and morphology related to the conditioning processes.

Enhancement specific
o Handle a very diverse range of complex processes like (drum)
priming, wet and dry disease treatments, conventional and rotary
pelleting and seed extraction, that all require specific knowledge and
skills.
o Understand and manage the many control steps and exceptions in
the workflow and the high error sensitivity of the processes (brix
readings/water additions, chlorine concentrations, high temperatures
etc.).
o Understand the implications that many enhancement processes are
irreversible (wet processes), so any type of error leads to potentially
unusable seed lots.
o Capable of working with chemicals/solvents.
o Have the ability to understand and apply MSDS guidelines.
o Capable of understanding and applying the basic principles of
seed physiology and pathology related to the enhancement processes.

Treatment specific
o Have technical insights to be able to operate and maintain
sophisticated seed coating equipment.
o Possess a registered and valid applicators license that ensures
safe handling of fungicides and insecticides.
o Capable of working with chemicals/solvents.
o Have the ability to understand and apply MSDS guidelines.
o Capable of understanding and applying the basic principles of
seed treatment applications related to the treatment processes.

Packaging-Shipping specific
o Have technical insights to be able to operate and maintain
sophisticated seed packaging equipment.
o Have specific knowledge of printing software applications.
o Flexible attitude towards repetitious (packaging) activities
while maintaining the required accuracy levels.
o Handle large amounts of administrative work (every packaging
order is separate MO).
o Understand the implications that the packaging process is the
last point of contact before the product reaches the customer.
o Capable of understanding and applying the basic principles of
Warehouse Management systems related to packaging and shipping
activities.

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.

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…

Basic Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 1 year of manufacturing and/or Agricultural operations experience 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.