BASF Technology Engineer Sr. / Staff - Utilities 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 Utilities Group has an opportunity for a Technology Engineer located at the BASF Geismar, LA location.

The Utilities Group offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including clarified and demineralized water, potable water, nitrogen, steam, and electricity to a large multi-business site. With our utilities, we contribute to the success of our customers worldwide, both external and internal to BASF.

Technology Engineer Senior/Staff - Utilities (1702054) – Geismar, LA

You will be required to develop an in-depth technical knowledge for areas of responsibility within Utilities and will work closely with the Operations team. You will manage capital projects, reliability improvements, and management of PSM activities, especially around Management of Change (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 regionally in support of utilities best practice sharing, 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 MOC 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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry, required.

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in chemical/petrochemical manufacturing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interface with Daily Operations Team (DOT), Daily Support Team (DST), Technical Engineering Services and Technology Support Teams (TSTs).

  • Ability to help troubleshoot problems in the different manufacturing areas.

  • Familiarity with automation concepts such as instrumentation, DCS, and safety-instrumented systems.

  • Proven record of developing creative solutions to new problems or continuously improving systems and processes

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: NCG-Geismar Site

Title: Technology Engineer Sr. / Staff - Utilities

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1702054