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BASF Controls System Technician in Geismar, Louisiana

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Control Systems Technician (2202948) – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

This position has site‐wide responsibilities for support of the control systems (DCS, PLC, SIS, etc). The main responsibilities are providing advanced troubleshooting and support for area maintenance, project configuration, hardware expertise and IT expertise.

Formula for Success

  • Provides expert level support for all control systems equipment onsite. This includes equipment configuration associated with these systems. Specific technicians will be dedicated to specific systems in order to increase expertise.

  • Implement Lifecycle strategies, status checks and diagnostics for installed controls systems.

  • Maintain spare parts inventory

  • Support area maintenance control system configuration and advanced troubleshooting, including software and hardware.

  • Perform diagnostic concept and periodic health checks of installed online for all control systems onsite.

  • Support and train area Instrument Technicians in basic maintenance of control systems.

  • Provide IT expertise for LAN based systems that interface control by managing systems such as PIMs, Integrity, PAS and any other LAN based systems for the site.

  • Maintains a database of key advanced process control installations at the site.

  • Maintains site control system maintenance contracts with the Senior Control Systems Engineer.

  • Maintains, archives, communicates all best practices documents for all control systems on site.

  • Provides functional Specification review, control system configuration and participates in factory acceptance testing on capital projects.

  • Collaborates with Engineering and Operations for Front End Loading on capital projects.

  • Work with the Site Central Controls Systems Engineer to conduct strategic Control Systems management/ design/ development/ configuration/ implementation. This includes assigning and maintaining all IO points to ensure that appropriate systems can be taken down as needed to support the plant


  • 4 year degree in computer science or an associate degree and a minimum of 3 years of control system experience in a chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment or a minimum of 10 years of control system experience in a chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment. BASF recognizes institutions of higher education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or requivalent.

  • Hands on knowledge and experience with various types of process control systems and equipment with an understanding of control system hardware and computer networking.

  • Excellent work management skills.

  • Keen attention to detail and a high degree of quality orientation

  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written.

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-CMN/OE-Iso Maintenance Construction & TAR-63028259

Title: Controls System Technician

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2202948