Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Huntsville


Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Huntsville, AL, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1802525

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 a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the 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.

And 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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Operations Manager (1802525) - Huntsville, AL

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking an Operations Manager for our Huntsville, AL location. The Operations Manager will ensure the safe, efficient and effective operation of the Heavy Duty (HD) and CCN Plants at the Huntsville Site. The position is responsible for all aspects of catalyst production for the medium/heavy duty/off-highway diesel and locomotive markets; utility engines, hydrocarbon trap catalysts, ozone catalysts and converters and stationary source catalysts. This requires overall coordination of production, maintenance, technologies, capital investment, health and safety, ecology, quality assurance, coaching and development. The Operations Manager is responsible for leading the Heavy Duty and CCN Plants in their mission to meet or exceed all of our customer's expectations while meeting process metrics. The Operations Manager will report directly to the Huntsville Site Director and will have approximately 4 direct reports and an organization consisting of 75-100 people (exempt, non-exempt, and temporary staff) and will serve as a member of the Site Leadership Team.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success

Through your demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams in a manufacturing environment, you will drive manufacturing performance of coating and slurry production to meet schedules that allow for superior customer satisfaction and high plant efficiency.
Leveraging your previous experience with Operational Excellence programs and Continuous Improvement, you will lead continuous improvement, corrective action and problem-solving activities. You will create teams to focus on reducing areas of waste and maximizing productivity.
Using your strong planning, organization skills, and ability to implement best practices, you will establish process metrics and develop a system to achieve and maintain performance at targeted level.
Leveraging your previous leadership in a manufacturing environment, you will staff, manage, coach, motivate, train and assess the performance of HD plant employees (exempt and nonexempt).
Utilizing your financial management skills, capital project experience and fixed cost control knowledge, you will support the business and technical aspects of capital project improvements.
Using your strong communication skills, you will foster teamwork with subordinates, peers and superiors both internal and external to Huntsville.
Your passion for safety will drive the team’s compliance with policies, regulations and our values for safety, quality, environmental and financial stewardship. You will be a champion for the Zero Incident Mindset and will manage to compliance of process Quality Systems to include: TS16949, AS9100, RC14001, ISO 90001 and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top

About the company

We create chemistry for a sustainable future

In line with our corporate purpose, around 113,000 employees contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.
Our broad portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. In 2014, BASF posted sales of €74.0 billion and income from operations before special items of approximately €7.6 billion. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through research and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

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