BASF Shift Supervisor, Production in Freeport, Texas

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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 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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF is "The Chemical Company" focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. We have big goals for our Freeport, TX site and we're working hard to build our Production Management team.

This is where you come in.

Shift Supervisor, Production (1704119) – Freeport, TX

Reporting to the Production Execution Manager, s/he will supervise the work activities of shift Production Technicians. Primary focus of this role is to lead the shift team to maintain a safe, compliant, and reliable plant that delivers the needs of the business.

The Shift Supervisor is responsible for safe and reliable operations in support of EHS, Production, and Maintenance activities that occur on a shift by providing leadership to personnel, by optimizing production and processes, and providing performance management to develop a high-performance team.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Lead shift worker activities in observance of safe work practices, compliance, quality assurance, production targets, and housekeeping.

  • Lead, support, and participate in the MOC process.

  • Direct activities of shift workers in the event of incidents or plant emergencies.

  • Serve as incident commander as required.

  • Direct equipment and process adjustments as needed based on key unit performance indicators.

  • Ensure procedure usage and support procedure updates.

  • Handle performance management of shift team employees.

  • Provide input to strategic support team for plant ideas and improvements.

  • Lead and Pprticipate in reliability reviews and root cause failure analysis.

  • Facilitate hands-on training and assessments of shift workers.

  • Identify gaps and provide input to the learning and development teams for specific shift developmental needs.

  • Drive continuous improvement and completion of tasks as assigned to shift workers.

  • Provide continuous performance management to ensure that plant optimization targets are being met.

  • Ensure equipment preparation and readiness for maintenance.

  • Perform production technician duties as needed on shift.

  • Maintain necessary training and qualifications.

  • Lead and participate in unit production and safety meetings.

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…

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in chemical plant operations.

  • Strong leadership skills to direct technicians to produce quality chemicals in a safe and cost-effective manner.

  • Solid coaching skills to develop Production Technicians in understanding of the chemical plant operation and to grow understanding of technical and business issues.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interface with all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills to help resolve problems in the different manufacturing areas that affect plant performance.

  • Board and outside experience in technology strongly preferred.

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: N-CPN-Petrochemicals North America

Title: Shift Supervisor, Production

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 1704119