BASF Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer in Zachary, 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 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…

This position is responsible for providing instrument and electrical engineering expertise to an assigned area of the site. The incumbent will assure proper design, installation, and repair of instruments and electrical equipment according to regulatory and BASF standards. The successful candidate will provide expertise to support maintenance, operations, and capital project activities. Additionally, this position ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools. The scope is process control systems, including DCS and PLC systems, instrumentation, and electrical less than 600 volts.

Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer (1702530) – Zachary, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide troubleshooting support and recommendations to operating units on equipment repair/reliability, including emergency work reviews.

  • Lend technical support to Maintenance Supervisor, specialist, and craftsmen on challenging repair activities.

  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis and execute corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.

  • Initiate and/or modify predictive and preventive maintenance programs as necessary.

  • Define and ensure strategic spare parts are managed and maintained.

  • Support project design, commissioning, and startup activities.

  • Assist in recommending training and development options for in-house maintenance resources.

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 Electrical or Chemical Engineering required.

  • A minimum of 6 years engineering degree experience in instrumentation and/or electrical maintenance in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment.

  • Broad-based, hands-on knowledge and experience with various types of instrument and electrical systems, equipment, and software.

  • Solid understanding of maintenance work processes.

  • Control systems experience.

  • Experience with Emerson Delta V DCS a plus.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with facts and figures, as well as capability of influencing, persuading, and negotiating.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge and experience to provide technical guidance to instrument technicians and electricians.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-CIN-Intermediates North America

Title: Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer

Location: LA-Zachary

Requisition ID: 1702530