BASF Process Controls Engineer in Newport, Delaware

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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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Process Controls Engineer to join out Colors & Effects team. BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation and produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects.

For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

This global business unit will fully concentrate on the pigments business and thus be even more focused on supporting the needs of our pigments customers. Creating an organization fully dedicated to pigments will allows BASF to adapt better to the challenges in the pigments industry. Our customers will benefit from tailored services and higher responsiveness. The BASF pigments business serves a variety of industries including paints & coatings, printing & packaging and plastics. The portfolio comprises of color pigments such as phthalocyanines, high performance pigments, azo pigments, effect pigments, inorganic pigments, dyes and pigment.

We are building the best team in the industry to support the need of our customers in our chosen markets.

Process Controls Engineer (1700166)

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide guidance and direction to automation technicians and prioritize process controls resources to meet site’s day-to-day requirements and capital project needs.

  • Support high level of asset effectiveness by providing day-to-day technical support on various DCS and PLC control systems, including troubleshooting and helping operations in collaboration with Production and Process Engineers.

  • Support process optimization efforts by making programming improvements initiated by cross-functional teams.

  • Review, monitor, develop, modify and maintain DCS, PLC, and PI systems to maximize contribution to profitability.

  • Develop a strategy to address system obsolescence and incorporate a long-term lifecycle plan to keep control systems current across the site.

  • Ensure skill development of process controls resources through coaching, mentoring and appropriate training.

  • Participate in the 24-hour on-call technical support rotation for troubleshooting process and control system problems.

  • Provide support to ensure all ISO, PSM and other regulatory, external and internal, requirements are met. This includes, but is not limited to participating in PHAs, incident investigation, and driving/coordinating closure of action items.

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.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:

  1. Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential

  2. Support development assignments and movement of talent across units

  3. Motivate and challenge to drive high performance

  4. Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally

  5. Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity

  6. Execute performance and career development discussions

  7. Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy

  8. Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable


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 a technical discipline and a minimum of five years of experience in the Chemical industry

  • In depth knowledge of industrial controls related to chemical processing; understanding of advanced process automation systems is desired

  • Emerson DeltaV (preferably in batch) required, Modicon, Siemens and/or Allen-Bradley PLC programming is a strong plus

  • Working knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements is preferred

  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated success in implementing DCS programming and PLC programming in a chemical manufacturing environment

  • Must be able to work independently, possess excellent written and verbal communication/interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all levels of personnel in a matrix organization

  • Root cause analysis and problem solving skills, the ability to plan and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines, and the willingness to take initiative and be open to new ideas

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.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP-Pigments

Title: Process Controls Engineer

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 1700166