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BASF Sr. Instrument & Controls / SIS Engineer in Geismar, Louisiana

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Sr. Instrument & Controls / SIS Engineer

Where the Chemistry Happens…

This is a safety and reliability-focused Instrument & Control Systems / SIS Engineering job. The role is long-term and strategic-focused and has responsibility to drive maintenance, reliability, asset availability and safety performance utilizing the most appropriate and effective tools and techniques across Chemical & Intermediates (CI).

As a Sr. Instrument & Controls / SIS Engineer, you will

  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Instrumentation, Process Control, Fire & Gas, Safety Instrumented Systems (Triconex/HIMA), Distributed Control Systems (i.e. Foxboro/DeltaV), PLC’s (i.e. Allen Bradley), & Boiler Management Systems.

  • Provide advanced technical support and troubleshooting expertise to Operations, Maintenance, and the Construction organization.

  • Provide oversight and technical support to Capital projects during FEL, detailed design & engineering, construction, and commissioning.

  • Review and sign-off on Instrument & Control IFA/FC Packages.

  • Support FAT/SAT Commissioning activities.

  • Supervise the design, specification, application, installation, & testing of Safety Instrumented Systems across CI.

  • Participate in PHA’s, LOPA’s, HAZOP’s, and Functional Safety Assessments / Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Studies.

  • Oversee the development of test plans, Proof test procedures, Safety Requirements Specifications, Cause & Effect diagrams, logic narratives, SIS hardware/software configuration, and inspection.

  • Factory & Site Acceptance Testing (FAT/SAT), loop checks, commissioning & startup support.

  • Diagnose I/O related issues within Safety PLC’s and remote IO systems.

  • Audit and provide assurance that SIS designs meet both project and corporate specifications, as well as industry standards.

  • Assure proper design, installation, and repair of instrument and control equipment in assigned areas while Identifying opportunities / improvements that will increase productivity, process repeatability, reduce cost and risk of employee exposure.

  • Work collaboratively with onsite technical groups (Capital Projects, Maintenance, Process), Corporate technical networks & peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed for issue resolution.

  • Provide leadership and disciplined guidance to less experienced engineers, technicians, maintenance, and production teams.

  • Assist with the development of Critical Equipment lists and Critical Spares Inventory.

  • Implement reliability best practices, developing and optimizing preventative and predictive maintenance tasks, while supporting field maintenance activities.

  • Be responsible for the interpretation and adherence to BASF Technical Standards, industry standards, and applicable regulatory and design codes, as applicable to specific projects.

Your formula for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Chemical or Computer Engineering preferred

  • At least 7 years of related engineering experience in either a chemical or refinery manufacturing environment.

  • Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Engineer certification or familiarization with safety instrumented systems is highly preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of Engineering Standards and best practices from ISA 84 or IEC 61508/11

  • Proven experience in maintenance and/or reliability work process implementation

  • Must have analytical thinking, initiative, team leadership/collaboration, and coaching.

  • Successful candidate must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, while delivering objectives of role based on agreed upon goals.

  • Knowledge of SAP and how it is used to track costs and maintenance history will be required.

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.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-CIN/OM-Maintenance & Technical Services-63027925

Title: Sr. Instrument & Controls / SIS Engineer

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2300470