BASF Production Engineer - Polyol in Geismar, Louisiana

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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.

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Performance Materials Group has an opportunity for a Production Engineer in the Polyol area at our Geismar, LA location.

Production Engineer, Polyol (1700179)

You will support the day to day operation of the Polyol plants, providing technical assistance in executing the required production plan. You will need strong leadership in the area of safe plant operation and adherence to BASF Process Safety rules and policies. You will be instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise and is a solution provider.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets

  • Generate and complete MOCs and revalidate temporary MO's to confirm they are still valid

  • Provide Technical Support and troubleshooting expertise to Daily Operational Team for plant problems that occur

  • Provide technical and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and Quality Incidents

  • Participate in production planning and scheduling

  • Be on-call and respond to any after hour event that impacts production or EHS

  • Interface with suppliers, customers, and vendors as needed to maintain plant operation

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 of Science degree in and Engineering discipline preferably Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment required.

  • Basic familiarity of process equipment operation including pumps, heat exchangers, vessels, etc.

  • Understanding of chemical engineering principles and application in a plant environment

  • Good troubleshooting and analytical skills

  • Ability to adapt to regular changes in priorities as required in a production environment

  • Good communication and computer skills.

  • Self-starter with high level of results orientation and good teamwork skills

Position will be filled at a level commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Title: Production Engineer - Polyol

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1700179