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BASF Senior I & E Reliability Engineer in Geismar, Louisiana

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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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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 Large Employers in 2021. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Senior I&E Reliability Engineer (2200028) – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to support the long-term strategic operation of the operating unit by providing technical support for instrumentation, electrical and controls equipment. The role provides expertise to support Maintenance, Operations, Capital Project design and Construction activities. You will assure proper design, installation, and repairs according to BASF and regulatory standards. The position will support and lead plant troubleshooting efforts when complex problems arise, and provides off-hours support as required.

Formula for Success

  • Tapping into your entrepreneurial drive, you will research, communicate and apply appropriate reliability tools to drive improvements, optimize costs, and improve Asset Effectiveness (i.e. Equipment Strategies, Criticality Assessment, Bad Actor Program, FMEA, RBI, RBM, RCM, Reliability Roadmap).

  • Using your engineering knowledge, you will provide technical oversight and recommendations for instrument and electrical equipment repairs and for non-control system I&E services, such as Grounding and Bonding and Thermography, PDMA testing (motor diagnostic testing), CMMS, etc.

  • Using your superior analytical and problem-solving skills, you will lead Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFAs) and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems. You will also participate in incident investigations involving I&E equipment failures.

  • Continually striving for excellence, you will monitor Maintenance and Reliability Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics for proactive identification and resolution of reliability issues.

  • With your strong safety mindset, you will ensure the application of all safety rules, assuring Maintenance personnel are aware of and employing safe working practices and promoting safety programs and behaviors.

  • As the go-to person, you will act as technical resource for design and maintenance of safety control systems (Safety Instrumented System/Burner Management System). You will also provide technical input and support for Process Safety Management including PSM/RMP testing requirements.

  • Using your strong learning agility, you will understand regulatory requirements for plant control/safety systems.

  • Leveraging your leaderships skills, you will provide technical coaching and support to I&E technicians, engineers, and external support personnel.

  • Demonstrating your commitment to adhering to company standards, you will be responsible for understanding and ensuring compliance with applicable codes (e.g. ISA, NFPA, NEC).

  • Using your strong collaboration skills, you will support capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design, and construction of capital projects.

  • Demonstrating your attention to detail, you will track preventive maintenance for safety and quality critical instruments and electrical equipment, as well as review all project IFA packages to ensure equipment and instrumentation align with operations needs and preference. You will also establish monitoring criteria for critical instrumentation and implement predictive maintenance to minimize downtime, as well as maintain equipment documentation and critical spares inventory.

  • Leveraging your continuous improvement mindset, you will actively identify opportunities for improvement and supports implementation using continuous improvement mindset.

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-CIN/OM-Maintenance & Technical Services-63027925

Title: Senior I & E Reliability Engineer

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2200028