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Packager/Helper Operator

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Job Title: Packager/Helper Operator
Location: Kankakee, IL, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: BASF - We Create Chemistry
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Marketing/Branding
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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At BASF, we createchemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic successwith environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a moresustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company,we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and futureneeds of society through science and innovation. 

We provide a challenging andrewarding work environment and are always working to form the bestteam—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning anddevelopment. 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 Employersin 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainablefuture


Where the Chemistry Happens...


Packager / Helper Operator-- 1901240 --Kankakee, IL


The Packager / Helper Operator willmanufacture quality finished goods and manage hazardous raw materials in a safeand efficient manner by follow operating procedures, safety procedures,regulatory requirements and site standards and policies to ensure the safe andefficient operation of the site


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for packaging finishedproduct, labeling product, & preparing product for delivery or warehousing.To include analytical testing

  • Ensures the packaging line is set up,that the appropriate packaging materials are in the area to be used and ensuresthe area is cleaned up prior to the shift turnover.

  • Responsible for assuring quality workand appearance of finished product packaging is acceptable to customer or BASFspecifications, and minimizing rework.

  • Takes corrective actions whennonconformance occurs based on customer or BASF specifications

  • May perform work on various packaginglines on the site to ensure the packaging schedules are met.

  • Conduct routine inspections andmonitoring of operating packaging equipment.

  • Troubleshoot and/or identify equipmentmalfunctions and coordinates with maintenance and/or the Shift Supervisor toinstitute corrective actions

  • Work from both verbal & writteninstructions of Shift Supervisor.

  • Data entry for documentation/recordpurposes into SAP, excel, batch records, etc.

  • Assist with the loading and unloading ofraw materials and finished product to/from tank trucks, railcars, totes, ordrums as needed.

  • Utilize power industrial trucks to movematerials, equipment or supplies as required.

  • Prepare equipment for operation,maintenance, & cleaning.

  • Responsible for all aspects of personalsafety, product quality, as well as, filling, loading, and unloading systemsand their auxiliary equipment such as bins, filters, blend tanks, and utilityequipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam

  • May perform work in various areas on thesite to ensure the production schedules are met.

  • Works with the Field Operator to assistas needed to meet production demands.

  • Assistance to plant during outages, andmaintain operating condition of key equipment


    Work environment

  • Ability to meet the physical demands ofthe job which include: working 12 hour rotating shifts and overtime asrequired, working indoors and outdoors with the use of stairways/ladders toperform tasks.

  • Driving and operating a forklift truckis an essential part of the position.

  • Takes daily direction from the ShiftSupervisor and may interact with other members of management.

  • Daily interaction may be required withthe Production Execution Manager, Production Scheduler, QA Lab, Maintenance andEngineering staff to ensure workload, schedule and priorities are followed.

  • Perform assigned duties as outlined bysupervisor, management, or designee.


    Create Your Own Chemistry: What We OfferYou...


    Adding value to our customers beginswith adding value to you.  You @BASF isthe suite of benefits, rewards, programs, and unique opportunities we offer tosupport 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 aBASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insuranceplans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matchingcontributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe in you isinvesting in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you willhave a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network andbuild a rewarding and dynamic career.

    Ingredientsfor Success: What We Look for in You... 

    Basic qualifications:

    High School Diploma or GED


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Prior experience working in amanufacturing or industrial environment

    SAP experience

    Microsoft Office applications experience(Word, Outlook, Excel) at an intermediate to advanced proficiency.


    We are an equal opportunity employer andall qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment withoutregard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identityor expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status,genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. BASFrecognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council forHigher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

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    Job Post Date: 05/20/19
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