BASF Technology Engineer - MDI in Geismar, Louisiana
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Where the Chemistry Happens…
The Chemical Monomers Group has an opportunity for a Technology Engineer in the MDI department located at the BASF Geismar, LA location.
The Chemical Monomers group offers a comprehensive portfolio of organic and inorganic basis materials and innovative specialties. With our monomers and basic polymers, we create durable links - for the success of our customers worldwide.
Technology Engineer, MDI (1700671) – Geismar, LA
You will develop in-depth technical knowledge for areas of responsibility and will work co-located with Operations team. You will manage capital projects, reliability improvements, and management of PSM activities, especially around MOC, safety reviews, and process safety information. You will assist the Daily Operations Team (DOT) in technical troubleshooting, and participate in weekend on-call rotation.
You will participate in the coordination of production, maintenance, technology improvements, health and safety, ecology, quality assurance, and work closely with DOT members in a high performance Team Environment. You will work internationally in support of global Chemical Intermediates business, as required.
Formula for Success: You Will…
Serve as a manufacturing representative on capital projects and execute commissioning and startup of capital projects
Develop in-depth technical knowledge of one or more operating units to assist with troubleshooting activities and turnaround planning
Determine process modifications for de-bottlenecking of equipment and troubleshooting of processes to improve performance, reliability, impact operational costs, and address business needs
Lead PHA process and own and manage critical process safety information for units of expertise
Ensure plant changes or modification are captured and documented as a part of PSM “Management of Change”
Drive continuous improvement
Provide technical support for risk assessments on Management of Change to ensure changes do not jeopardize plant safety
Work with Operations Team in the development of plant trials, experiments, and data collection
Assist in the coordination, planning, and execution of shutdown work including maintenance and capital activities
Utilize automation tools and techniques to accomplish goals and improve Operations efficiency
Participate in a weekend on-call rotation
Serve on multi-cluster unit teams to solve site-wide problems and implement solutions
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…
BS degree in Engineering, preferably in Chemical Engineering and minimum of 4 years of experience in chemical/petrochemical manufacturing
Strong interpersonal skills are required to interface with Daily Operations Team (DOT), Daily Support Team (DST), Technical Engineering Services and Technology Support Teams (TST)
Strong technical skills to help troubleshoot problems in the different manufacturing areas
Ability to learn and understand process controls (DCS & field controllers) and how they can be applied to improve plant performance
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: N-CMN-Monomers NA
Title: Technology Engineer - MDI
Requisition ID: 1700671