Production Operator (Entry Level)











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.


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 process safety, as well as 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.


Where the Chemistry Happens…

Production Operator - #2201993 – East Setauket, NY

(Internal position name: Production Technician II)


This position is entry level and supports the Production Department by performing the cleaning, pre-weigh and compounding functions, in accordance with written and verbal procedures.  Responsible for maintaining the integrity and cleanliness of the work area with respect to department standards, policies and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) while providing support to all Production areas as needed including mechanical/facility support functions.


This position will involve frequent interaction with all department personnel (including more experienced technicians, coordinator, supervisor, team leaders and administrators) for decision making, and receiving of assignments.  Open communication and relationships with all other departments is essential to performing this job function.  Occasional contact with customers is possible. Professional business interactions are mandatory.  This position reports to the Production Supervisor, with functional reporting to the Team Leaders. 


Main responsibilities include:


•    Perform cleaning of process equipment and production areas, including cleaning and sanitization of product containers.

•    Perform assembly and disassembly of production equipment.

•    Remove and compact production refuse.

•    Perform compounding activities, under supervision, in accordance with cGMPs and Manufacturing Instructions.

•    Perform Pre-weigh and Calibration activities.

•    Support production department, inventory and cycle count as required and assigned.

•    Perform SAP transactions


Physical Requirements of the Job:


The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and be fully mobile with the ability to regularly lift and move up to 50 lbs.  The employee will be required to wear safety glasses, shoes, gowning and respirator as required while also using ladders and stairs.


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 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 GED required

•    Experience using basic computer skills (including Microsoft Office) required


Preferred Qualifications:

•    Production or manufacturing experience preferred

•    Mechanical knowledge is preferred

•    SAP experience is 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.




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A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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East Setauket, NY, US, 11733

BASF Corporation
PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty