BASF Mechanical Maintenance Engineer in Geismar, Louisiana

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  • Are you an ambitious team player looking to join a dynamic procurement team?

  • Do you have experience with business processes and quality management?

  • Are you a problem solver who can manage multiple work streams at the same time?

  • Do you enjoy personal interaction and support of colleagues at all levels?

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.

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

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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 Geismar, LA site and we're working hard to build our team.

This position is responsible for providing mechanical engineering expertise to an assigned area of the site. In addition, the individual will collaborate with Production and Maintenance personnel to provide services related to design review, repair and maintenance, including predictive/preventative maintenance activities.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer (1701646) – Geismar, LA

The successful candidate in this role provides technical support to Root Cause Failure Analyses, troubleshooting of problems, and monitoring PM and PdM programs. This position also ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide technical support to the Maintenance Supervisor, specialists, and craftsmen on challenging equipment repair issues.

  • Maintain troubleshooting support and present recommendations to operating units on equipment reliability including emergency work reviews.

  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis and execute corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.

  • Engage in the “Bad Actor” program and create action plans for improving reliability.

  • Assist in the training and development of in-house maintenance resources.

  • Support reliability processes to drive improvements, optimize costs, and improve asset effectiveness (e.g., Bad Actor Management, FMEA, RBI, RBM, RCM, Reliability Roadmap).

  • Establish, monitor, and optimize Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) plans.

  • Provide input for the Maintenance Budget.

  • Evaluate new technologies and alternatives for equipment repair while seeking cost and delivery advantages.

  • Support capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design, and construction of projects in accordance with plant design requirements, BASF standards, and regulatory requirements.

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.

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…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required.

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in petrochemical maintenance, reliability, and/or projects.

  • Broad-based, hands-on knowledge and experience with a variety of mechanical equipment, combined with an understanding of maintenance and reliability work processes.

  • Familiarity with equipment troubleshooting and problem solving.

  • Experience with maintenance activities associated with process equipment such as centrifugal pumps, piping systems, pressure vessels (including heat exchangers), atmospheric storage tanks, positive displacement pumps, relief devices, and compressors of various design is a plus.

  • An effective communicator capable of effectively relaying facts and figures along with the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate.

  • Knowledge of API and ASME codes, vibration analysis and equipment lubrication programs, and SAP is a plus.

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

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.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Title: Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1701646