Light Duty Chemical Operator (Huntsville, AL)

Huntsville, AL, US, 35824

Now Hiring Light Duty- Chemical Operators!


Starting Pay:  $23.04/hr


At BASF ECMS, you get more than just compensation, Medical & Dental. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. Our benefits include some additional perks below for starters…

  • Retirement Benefits with company contributions 
  • Competitive Medical and Dental Plan Options
  • Disability and Life Insurance Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement
  • Mentoring & Development Programs
  • Employee Discounts


As a Light Duty Chemical Operator you will create chemistry by……….

  • 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.




  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle and feel as well as to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and sit as well as frequently required to walk, stoop, bend and climb stairs.
  • The Chemical Operator I must frequently move hoses and drums, and lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The use of personal protection equipment is required including, safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection and gloves.
  • The use of respirators and splash protection may be required.
  • The employee may be required to work mandatory overtime and/or twelve hour shifts.
  • Must be able 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
  • Must demonstrate enhanced trouble shooting skills within their assigned process


About BASF Environmental Catalysts and Metal Solutions


Leveraging its deep expertise as the global leader in catalysis and precious metals, BASF Environmental Catalysts and Metal Solutions (ECMS) serves customers in many industries including automotive, aerospace, indoor air quality, semiconductors, and hydrogen economy, and provides full loop services with its precious metals trading and recycling offering. With a focus on circular solutions and sustainability, ECMS is committed to helping our customers create a cleaner, more sustainable world.  Protecting our elements of life is our purpose and this inspires us to ever-new solutions. 


ECMS operates globally in 15 countries with approximately 20 production sites and over 4,000 employees.


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The competitive Pay Rate for this role is $23.04/hr Actual pay will be determined based on education, certifications, experience, and other job-related factor permitted by law.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Huntsville