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GSH Truck Handling and Dock operators are responsible for conducting the daily activities related to the loading/unloading of both bulk and packaged finished goods and raw materials for the Polyurethane Systems facility.
Operator responsibility and accountability includes, but is not limited to:
Reads standard operating procedures and familiarizes self with the safe operation of plant equipment.
Transfer raw materials in totes, drums or other packages to the blend vessel area via sit down or stand up forklifts.
Assists with the packaging of finished products from blending vessels into totes or drums using semi-automatic packaging systems
Able to wear and utilize all personal protective equipment (PPE) specified by the site, OSHA, or any other regulatory agencies. Uses SCBA during emergencies.
Performs safety checklists on a routine basis and actively participates and supports the safety and LEAN programs.
Understands fundamental concepts of shipping operations including the operation of Dok Lok restraint and fall protection systems, dock doors, in-line tuning fork and over fill protection instrumentation
Loads tank trucks. Opens internal and external valves on tankers prior to loading. Connects and disconnects hoses.
Verifies that the truck tankers meet DOT standards including proper placards and that truck's VIK tests dates are in compliance.
Performs area housekeeping to maintain order and to ensure that all necessary supplies are available.
Maintain an ac ceptable attendance and safety record.
Connects/disconnects transfer and vent hoses, and line up dedicated product lines from Production Building
Completes weekly safety checklist for areas of responsibility. Corrects deficiencies, signs and reviews checklist with Lead Operator before the end of shift as required.
Monitors area for leaks and addresses minor leaks by tightening flanges, hose connections, plugs, caps, etc. Reports leaks or repairs that must be addressed by maintenance to Lead Operator.
Checks raw material tank levels to ensure adequate room available before off-loading materials.
Works with GSH operators to perform line swaps when necessary between products before loading incompatible materials.
Inspects tank trailers prior to loading to ensure that are clean and dry, leak checked, proper capacity, and inspection dates are current.
Pulls samples as required for loading/unloading, fills out sample requests, and delivers samples to the lab. Communicates with lab technicians to ensure products/materials are approved before shipping or off-loading.
Verifies paperwork to ensure the proper material is being loaded/unloaded to/from tank truck. Confirms quantity being loaded/unloaded to prevent overfilling storage tank.
Verifies all tank trucks are properly sealed and labeled to meet BASF and DOT requirements. Utilizes TJA s, check sheets, and loading/unloading procedures provided in Documentum to ensure all precautions are taken to prevent spills, leaks, and cross contamination.
Consistently and accurately d ocuments all loading and unloading using SAP and transfer sheet including tank trailer numbers, lot numbers, seal numbers, products, raw materials, and quantities.
Starts and stops equipment, cleans strainers as needed and communicates activities to Lead Operator managing the Distributed Control System.
Interacts and communicates via phone/radio/person with lab technicians, instrument technicians, GSH operators and Lead Operator to troubleshoot problems in the shipping areas.
Mitigates spills, leaks, and other plant emergencies using the proper PPE and emergency response procedures.
Assists maintenance mechanics in larger repairs as needed.
Responds to all plant emergencies in all areas of the plant including leaks, spills, process upset conditions, and small fires.
Trains other personnel on TT and Dock Operator duties in the plant as needed.
Stays current with qualification training, operational procedural training, refresher training, MSDS training, Management of Change (MOC), and safety procedure changes.
Participate in all aspects of Process Safety including AIM report investigations, MOC's PSSRs, Mechanical integrity, SOP's, Hazard analysis, etc.
Trains and maintains certification on the emergency response, fire brigade, hazardous materials response, and rescue teams as applicable.
Performs other job duties as workload dictates or assigned by Lead Operator.
Stays familiar with SAP, sample label programs, WMS (Warehouse Management System) and other electronic programs as required.
Internal Number: 501318
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.
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