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BASF Diols & Derivatives - Shift Supervisor in Geismar, Louisiana

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Diols & Derivatives – Shift Supervisor

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 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…

The Chemical Intermediates group offers a comprehensive portfolio of chemical processes and innovative specialties. With our finished products and chemical intermediates, we contribute to the success of our customers worldwide.

The Chemical Intermediates Group has an opportunity for a Shift Supervisor in the Diols & Derivatives department located at the BASF Geismar, LA facility. This position reports to the Production Supervisor, and will be responsible for the supervision of the work activities of assigned Daily Operations Team (DOT) personnel engaged in operating the plant(s) within the cluster safely and reliably to produce products. The primary focus of the supervisor is to maintain a safe and reliable plant, and to develop the Operators that work within the cluster.

Shift Supervisor – Diols & Derivatives – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Execute daily operating plans in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Production Supervisor.

  • Direct Daily Operations Team personnel in observance of safe practices, labor relations, and good housekeeping, taking necessary corrective steps and instructing personnel as required.

  • Direct equipment and process adjustments based on previous shift activities, review of operator's and supervisor's logs, physical survey, laboratory test results, and recording of all production and operational data in logs provided.

  • Supervise work activities of Daily Operations Team shift personnel engaged in operating equipment and processes (i.e., chemical reactors, compression, distillation, filtration, absorption, etc.) using materials which are flammable, corrosive, hazardous, and toxic in nature to produce products.

  • Responsible for working with Daily Support Team in priority setting and equipment repairs, and for timeliness of equipment preparation for maintenance

  • Direct activities of Daily Operations Team personnel in event of fires, explosion, and any other emergency in the plant until relieved.

  • Instruct and train new operators and keep the shifts updated on Management of Change issues, procedural revisions, and required regulatory training.

  • Follow BASF's EEO and Affirmative Action policies and promote their observance in performance of job duties.

  • Provide regular coaching/feedback to Daily Operations Team operators.

  • Direct/supervise operations, shutdowns, and start-ups to prevent damage to equipment due to potentially flammable/toxic material.

  • Coordinate all repairs and equipment changeovers with Daily Support Team to minimize damage and costly repairs.

  • Ensure the safety of all Daily Operations Team members under area of supervision. All safety rules and regulations must be strictly enforced.

  • Lead and document Accident Investigations for injuries, near misses, and spills that occur on shift.

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…

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required

  • At least 5 years of Operations experience in a chemical plant

  • A minimum of 2 years supervisory or leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Solid coaching skills to develop Operators in the understanding of the chemical plant operation, and to grow their understanding of technical and business issues.

  • Interpersonal skills to interface with Daily Operations Team (DOT), Daily Support Team (DST), Technical Engineering Services Team (TES), Analytical Services, Technology Group, contractors, and outside vendors.

  • Strong technical problem-solving skills to help in the resolution of problems in the different manufacturing areas that affect plant performance.

  • DCS experience strongly preferred.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

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.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-CIN/O-Operations Intermediates-63020146

Title: Diols & Derivatives - Shift Supervisor

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1902639