BASF Continuous Improvement Leader Black Belt in Freeport, Texas

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Continuous Improvement Leader (1804840) – Freeport, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens

As a member of the Industrial Petrochemicals team, you will serve as an integral part of the continuous improvement program across the Petrochemicals business in North America. As a Black Belt, you will prioritize and drive Lean Six Sigma opportunities across two North American sites. You will also provide Lean Six Sigma coaching and support for the Industrial Petrochemical Managers, Green Belts, and Yellow Belts. In this role, you will help to foster an environment of continuous improvement and drive execution of project opportunities.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in Chemical Engineering combined with your professional experience in driving reliability and continuous improvement (preferably with the chemical/petrochemical industry), you will serve as the focal point and champion for driving continuous improvement efforts across the Petrochemicals Business group assets at Freeport Texas (OXO Alcohols, Acrylic Monomers).

  • As a mentor and coach for the organization, you will champion the successful and sustainable realization of the benefits from continuous improvement projects.

  • As a trusted advisor, you will coach and mentor managers and employees in the use of Lean Six Sigma tools through the completion of Yellow Belt and Green Belt projects.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will work with process owners in the following manner: perform data analysis, find root causes for identified problems, document via flowcharting existing processes, and other continuous improvement techniques as needed.

  • Your strong organization and communication skills will be essential as you identify and prioritize top continuous improvement opportunities. You will then present recommendations to the North American Industrial Petrochemicals leadership team.

  • As part of the Freeport Petrochemicals Leadership team, you will identify and prioritize continuous improvement opportunities by performing data analysis and by idea generation from Technicians through Leaders.

  • Demonstrating your commitment to follow-through and results orientation, you will assess major improvement efforts to ensure scope and benefits are evaluated and aligned with strategy.

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: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance

Organization: N-CPN/OA-Acrylic Acid Freeport-63003250

Title: Continuous Improvement Leader Black Belt

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 1804840