BASF Process Control, Automation & Electrical Director - Geismar, LA or Angleton, TX in Geismar, Louisiana

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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!

Process Control, Automation & Electrical Manager, North America – Houston, TX (1803301)

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a leader like you to manage and direct the Automation, Process Control, Advanced Process Control, Process Analytics, and Electrical Technical Expertise group. As a leadership member of the North America Technical Expertise Organization, you will lead a highly skilled Technical team and drive the identification, development, implementation and sustainability of Automation and Process Control Technology for the region. You will also lead the BASF North America Technical Rules Committee (TRC) and North American Technical Network for Process Control, Automation, and Process Analytics, to maintain the technical procedures and standards for this discipline and to increase the networking of the regional discipline colleagues.

As a member of the Global leadership team, you will keep apprised of the latest developments in automation technology to assess and advise management of their potential benefit to BASF.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your Scientific or Engineering background and chemical plant experience (preferably in Refining or Petrochemicals), you will motivate and lead a large technical organization comprised of managers, direct reports, and indirect subject matter experts focused on the development of strategies, tools, new technology, and work processes to reduce costs and production losses.

  • Your knowledge of Process Control and Automation practices and the ability to seek, identify, or receive new or novel solutions will serve you well as you collaborate with site personnel and global colleagues to provide innovative solutions to complex issues.

  • We will rely on your expertise in capital projects development and execution, chemical plant Process Control Systems (PCS – DCS & PLC), Field Instrumentation & Control, Electrical Medium/High Voltage, MES applications, Industrial Communications, Process Analytics, theoretical know-how, and practical experience troubleshooting plant problems and optimizing plant performance to lead this team.

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: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-FTN/OT-NCE Technical Expertise-60000137

Title: Process Control, Automation & Electrical Director - Geismar, LA or Angleton, TX

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1803301

Other Locations: US-TX-Angleton