Production Supervisor - Chemical Manufacturing Operations, Peekskill, NY

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Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Peekskill, NY, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1902301

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.


This position is within BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation. BASF Colors & Effects produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

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 Employers in 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Manufacturing at BASF consists of a diverse group of employees, including engineers, operators, technicians, chemists, craftsmen, logistics professionals, and support services who work collaboratively to drive product creation and implementation. From process analysis and optimization, to product production and material movements, plant design, plant construction, and the commissioning of major production facilities, Manufacturing at BASF calls for specialists with exceptional technical, mathematical, and scientific knowledge. Efficiency, excellence, and safety of our manufacturing operations ultimately ensures that BASF products meet the needs of its customers.

Formula for Success: You Will…

Utilizing your 5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment, the Production Supervisor manages the safe and efficient day-to-day operation of the Mica Effect Pigments Production area personnel through active engagement of employees via BASF's four strategic pillars: EHS, Quality, Cost of Capital, & People. The mica pigments production area has a portfolio of more than 500 different and unique products that are manufactured on upwards of 30 different equipment unit operations where 30-40 different products are produced each month. The Production Supervisor is responsible for ensuring there is a minimal loss of time and material during each production campaign and that all work is completed safely, timely and effectively ensuring that the production schedule is achieved with minimum product quality variation from standards.

Supervision also includes laboratory and maintenance personnel during off shift and weekend hours, as the production unit operates a continuous seven day operation. All supervision is within the framework of a collective bargaining agreement. This position will require working 12 hour shifts, scheduled 3 days on, 3 days off, 2 days on and 2 days off, as well as a rotation of night and day shifts.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:

1. Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential

2. Support development assignments and movement of talent across units

3. Motivate and challenge to drive high performance

4. Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally

5. Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity

6. Execute performance and career development discussions

7. Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy

8. Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

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…

  • Utilizing your high school diploma (or equivalent), you will provide supervisory support to the Peekskill Site.
  • Your knowledge and experience in manufacturing, as well as experience in working as a part of a team with a strong technical aptitude, solid communication skills (both verbal and written), strong interpersonal skills to establish effective relationships quickly, initiative, and drive for results will assist you in your success at BASF.
  • Preferred certifications, skills, and experience may include:
    • Experience working in a Union facility
    • Knowledge of Peekskill Operations
    • Proficiency in a variety of computer applications including e-mail, inventory, production reporting and maintenance system (SAP), payroll systems, word processing and spreadsheets.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

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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