BASF Shift Supervisor, Production in Freeport, Texas

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF is " The Chemical Company" focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. We have big goals for our Freeport Site and we're working hard to build our Production Management team.

This is where you come in.

Shift Supervisor- Freeport

Reporting to the Production Execution Manager, supervises work activities of shift Production Technicians. Primary focus of the Shift Supervisor is to lead the shift team to maintain a safe, compliant, and reliable plant that delivers the needs of the business .

· Lead Shift worker activities in observance of safe work practices, compliance, quality assurance, production targets, and housekeeping

· Lead, support, and participate in the MOC process

· Direct activities of shift worker in the event of incidents or plant emergencies

· Serve as incident commander as required

· Direct equipment and process adjustments as needed based on key unit performance indicators

· Ensure procedure usage and supports procedure updates

· Performance management of shift team employees

· Provide input to strategic support team for plant ideas and improvements

· Lead and Participate in reliability reviews and root cause failure analysis

· Lead and Participate in hands on training and assessments of shift workers

· Identify gaps and Provide input to the learning and development teams for

specific shift developmental needs

· Drive continuous improvement and completion of tasks as assigned to shift worker

· Provide continuous performance management to ensure that plant optimization targets are being met

· Ensure equipment preparation and readiness for maintenance

· Perform production technician duties as needed on shift

· Maintain necessary training and qualifications

· Leads and participates in unit production and safety meetings

The Shift Supervisor is responsible for safe and reliable operations in support of EHS, Production, and Maintenance activities that occur on a shift by providing leadership to personnel, by optimizing production and processes, and providing performance management to develop a high performance team.

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

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Operations of a Chemical Plant and Plant Operations

  • Strong leadership skills required to direct technicians to produce quality chemicals in a safe and cost effective manner.

  • Strong coaching skills required to develop Production Technicians in the understanding of the chemical plant operation and to grow their understanding of technical and business issues.

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to interface with all levels of the organization, including

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong technical problem solving skills to help in the resolution of problems in the different manufacturing areas that effect plant performance.

  • Board and outside experience in technology strongly preferred

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

**BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-CPN-Petrochemicals North America

Title: Shift Supervisor, Production

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 1604256