BASF Production Manager - Utilties & Wastewater in Geismar, Louisiana

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Utilities department provides clarified water, treated water, steam, electricity, and compressed air to one of BASF’s largest integrated sites in North American. The Wastewater plant treats the effluent from over 26 production units on site. Through chemistry and a complex set of assets, the Utilities department serves as the heartbeat of the site.

The Utilities department has an opportunity for a Production Manager for the Utilities and Wastewater Treatment Plant in our Geismar, LA location.

Production Manager – Utilities & Wastewater (1703418) – Geismar, LA

The Production Manager reports to the Production Director and is responsible for the daily operation of the Utilities and Wastewater plants. S/he aligns both daily and strategic teams and is responsible for improving resource management, technology innovation, EHS performance, profitability, and building employee capabilities. The Production Manager is responsible for leadership and development of employees in an organization of up to 50 direct and indirect reports.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Establish tactical goals and objectives for the production team to ensure continuous improvement, and ensure clear communication lines between day staff and shift operations. Work to collaborate, coordinate, and influence operations, maintenance, support and others to maintain safe plant operation. Provide direction and resolution for budget changes (both production accounts and maintenance accounts).

  • Support the strategic objectives of the value chain by alignment of strategies with daily operations. Identify and remove barriers to the success of the production team.

  • Identify and implement work process changes, knowledge transfer requirements, and methods to enable transitions required to support the organization implementation/transition. Ensure completion of management review and other periodic reviews of compliance programs.

  • Coach and develop personnel (salaried and hourly) into high-performance teams that exemplify the culture and behaviors required by BASF. Participate in recruiting, interviewing, and selection of employees. Prepare and implement succession plans.

  • Identify training needs of production team and leverage the Learning and Development Coordinator role to identify and provide necessary training

  • Accountable for ensuring compliance with EHS requirements for this PSM/RMP plant. Serve as Leader for all EHS and Quality Audits within the cluster.

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or other applicable Technical degree and minimum 10 years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment required. Prior experience leading people and/or teams is required.

  • Proven Supervisory and Leadership Skills and excellent communications and human relations skills are required

  • Strong technical skills and ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to lead by example and sets environment for taking risks within the organization by addressing constraints and enabling resources

  • Fosters the integration of a diversity of perspectives across the organization resulting in development of high performing teams and output

  • Ability to establish an environment that Involves, trusts, and optimizes a diverse, high performing team and creates a vision that fosters a sense of common ownership

Leadership Expectations

As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

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: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: NCG-Geismar Site

Title: Production Manager - Utilties & Wastewater

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1703418