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BASF Staff Process Control Optimization Engineer in Freeport, Texas

Now Hiring! Staff Process Control Optimization Engineer

Freeport, TX, Geismar, LA - Hybrid

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Where the chemistry happens…

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. 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. The Global Engineering team leverages our technical know-how and expertise to deliver solutions that enable safe, sustainable, reliable, and cost-competitive production.

We are seeking a professional like you to be part of the Automation, Controls and Electrical team within the Technical Expertise department. We expect a highly qualified individual who will identify, champion, implement and maintain Process Automation Systems, specializing in the Process Control Technology area. You will provide a key contribution to the North American manufacturing sites on their Journey to Operational Excellence.

As a Staff Process Control Optimization Engineer, You Create Chemistry By...

  • Traveling to BASF’s operating sites to evaluate process units, conducting performance tests, troubleshooting, designing improved processes, optimizing units and providing debottlenecking assistance for typical process units.

  • Providing expertise in utilization of continuous Improvement tools to evaluate capability of existing process and investigate recurring issues (Six Sigma, DMAIC, DOE, Root Cause Analysis, Gage R&R, etc.)

  • Developing and supporting implementation of best practices throughout the organization, and sharing know-how and acts as expert in the field on a regional and global level. Being able to provide leadership on project teams.

  • Providing expertise in the functional design and implementation of process automation, such as process control strategies, model predictive control applications and real-time optimization,

  • Developing cost/benefit analyses for potential new projects.

  • Troubleshooting process control problems - Identify causes, make recommendations for and implement improvements.

If you...

  • Have a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering required with a minimum of 10 years including experience in process control projects in the Chemicals, Refining or Petrochemicals industryof experience or Bacherlos's Degree in Chemical Engineering with a Master's Degree or PhD with 8+ years experience.

  • Possess strong technical knowledge in the fundamentals of unit operations, such as reactors, distillation towers, heat exchangers as well as have knowledge of controls engineering and controls systems, and a basic knowledge of the various types of pressure, level, temperature, and flow instrumentation.

  • Have experience with AspenTech DMCPlus, DMC3, Process Control AI and/or other similar software applications it is preferred.

  • Have availability to travel between 30% and 50% of the time.

  • Possess Six Sigma Green Belt certification.


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  • Flexible Work Arrangements whenever possible

  • Retirement Benefits

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement

  • Mentoring & Development Programs

  • Employee Discounts

  • Pet insurance

  • Matching Donations to your favorite cause

  • Access to our BASF Wine Cellar and much more!

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