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BASF Shift Supervisor in Geismar, Louisiana

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Shift Supervisor – 2201516 – Geismar, LA

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. Customers both external and internal to BASF.

The Chemical Intermediates Group has an opportunity for a Shift Supervisor Acetylene/Formic Acid department located at the BASF Geismar, LA location. In this role. You will supervise work activities of an assigned Daily Operations Team (DOT) personnel engaged in operating the plant(s) within the cluster safely and reliably to product products. Your primary focus is to maintain a safe and reliable plant and to develop the Operators that work in the cluster. This position reports to the Production Supervisor.

We are seeking a professional like you to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for supervising work activities of an assigned Daily Operations Team (DOT) personnel engaged in operating the plant(s) safely and reliably to produce products. Your primary focus is to maintain a safe and reliable plant and to develop the Operators that work in the cluster.

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, employee 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, and laboratory test results, and records all production and operational data in logs provided.

  • Supervise work activities of Daily Operations Team shift personnel, to include BASF direct and contractor, 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

  • Work with Daily Support Team in priority setting and equipment repairs; and for timeliness of equipment preparation from 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 keeps the shifts up to date on Management of Change issues and procedural revisions and required regulatory training

  • Follow the BASF Eeo and Affirmative Action policies and promotes their observance in performance of job duties

  • Provide regular coaching/feedback to Daily Operation 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

  • Lead safety of all Daily Operations Team members under are 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.

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/OD-Production Diols Deriv Acet FA-63004126

Title: Shift Supervisor

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2201516