BASF hiring in Upstate

SENECA and CONVERSE, S.C. Dec. 7, 2020 — BASF is recruiting for 65 open positions in the Upstate area: 50 positions at its Seneca site and 15 positions at its Converse site.
BASF offers a solid career path with pay raises, learning and development opportunities such as tuition reimbursement, competitive compensation including bonuses, comprehensive benefits, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as a collaborative, reliable and safe working environment.

BASF is hiring for various jobs. Each listing represents multiple open positions at the sites:
Production Operator
Production Technician
Production Technician – Pyromet
Production Technician – Prep
Operations Engineer – Prep Department

BASF recently increased its starting pay to $18.50 per hour (plus a shift premium for night employees) at its Seneca and Converse sites. Starting pay for Human Technologies, Inc. (HTI) contractors was increased to $17.00 per hour (plus a shift premium for night employees).

“BASF is committed to attracting and keeping top talent, and we are a company where you can grow your career, whether that means you would like to broaden and deepen your skillset or to expand into a managerial role,” said Elba Lizardi, Site Director for BASF in Seneca.

Most of the open positions do not require a college degree and are seeking applicants with a high school diploma or GED, although prior experience in manufacturing is useful. BASF is a military-friendly company that values skillsets that veterans and active members of the Army Reserves and Army National Guard often possess.

“If you are looking for a career that brings you stability, a safe working environment, a focus on sustainability, a commitment to our community, and an atmosphere of collaboration, BASF is a great place to find your calling,” said Jerome Kirkland, Site Manager for BASF in Converse.

Both BASF sites are specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metals refining facilities. Their materials go into a wide range of products including pharmaceuticals, water treatment for the removal of lead, arsenic and other impurities from drinking water, fertilizers, herbicides, auto-emission catalysts, fragrances and more.
To learn more about BASF in South Carolina and to apply for an open position, visit

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,800 employees in North America and had sales of $18.4 billion in 2019. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS), and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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