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BASF Reliability Engineer in Brighton, Colorado

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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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Reliability Engineer (2000476) – Brighton, CO

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Maintenance Reliability Engineer will have primary responsibility for implementing and maintaining the daily manufacturing application of our computerized maintenance management system and coordinate and improve packaging uptime at our manufacturing site in Brighton, Colorado. This position is also responsible for effectively chartering and executing projects, warehousing and other business factors and variables. In this position, the Maintenance Reliability Engineer will:

  • Provide technical repair expertise and troubleshooting guidance for plant equipment including automated electrical systems, pumps, exchangers, pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping, etc. Implement root cause analysis for equipment downtime using a sound problem-solving strategy (collect information and analyze the problem using appropriate data and critical thinking).

  • Present and communicate data, recommend solutions and drive positive change.

  • Understand plant business processes as they pertain to operations, maintenance, engineering, and procurement.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all functional areas of the site.

  • Ensure that quality of data and records are maintained.

  • Work closely with engineering to develop configuration changes and implement changes as per business needs.

  • Resolve problems, address functional issues, and provide guidance for end-users and maintenance department team members.

  • Provide direction with respect to the maintenance of operational systems.

  • Provide and generate maintenance department related reports to management as required.

  • Assist and support maintenance department and lead collaborative involvement with other departments on all special projects, planning, and process changes in order to sustain plant equipment reliability and meet the plant objectives, while always promoting the most effective utilization of maintenance personnel and equipment as per business need.

  • Implement engineered solutions and improvements for chronic or repetitive needs.

  • Responsible for preventative maintenance (PM) and RMP MI process

  • Improve overall plant reliability through PM effectiveness tracking, corrective work orders as a result of PM tracking, lubrication program development, and PM process improvements.

Formula for Success

Leadership Core Responsibilities:

  • Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential

  • Support development assignments and movement of talent across units

  • Motivate and challenge to drive high performance

  • Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally

  • Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity

  • Execute performance and career development discussions

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

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


  • A Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is preferred.

  • Previous experience managing other supervisory level personnel is preferred required.

  • Previous experience with SAP or other CMMS systems is preferred.

  • Maintaining automated management systems at a high level of proficiency equal to that of a tenured professional

  • Reliability centered maintenance at a high level of proficiency equal to that of a tenured professional

  • Thorough knowledge of a variety of operating activities, such as materials processing, management, production processes, engineering design and programming is preferred.

  • This candidate must possess the ability to collaborate with all business functions and proactively drive positive solutions for future growth.

  • 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.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EBN/O-Operations-60002124

Title: Reliability Engineer

Location: CO-Brighton

Requisition ID: 2000476