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BASF Sr. Manager Area Maintenance 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 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 2022. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Senior Manager Area Maintenance (2202494) – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

In this role, you will provide expert maintenance leadership and management to the execution teams for an assigned Maintenance area within the Site. You will lead the activities of BASF and Contract employees for the safe, efficient, and effective execution of Routine and Outage maintenance. This includes mechanical, instrument, electrical and control systems maintenance, along with the work processes. This position ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing and Digitalization tools.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your educational and professional background in Engineering or a related technical discipline, you will lead the development of area maintenance goals, ensure implementation, monitor execution effectiveness, and take necessary actions to meet overall business objectives.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will ensure all aspects of the maintenance execution work processes are followed including notification, prioritization, planning, scheduling, execution, feedback, and reliability.

  • Your broad-based experience in maintenance and reliability, technical systems, and processes will be critical as the team executes routine and outage maintenance in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with BASF quality and regulatory requirements.

  • Leading a cross-functional professional team, you will set goals for staff, consistent with business and department needs, and hold them accountable for delivering results. In addition, you will provide coaching and direction to ensure they successfully meet individual objectives and key team performance metrics.

  • As a role model, you will manage talent development and succession planning for staff, including team development and building and maintaining an engaged and inclusive workforce.

  • Your strong commitment to continuous improvement will be a valued asset for increased digitalization and automation efforts to strive towards a high performing team.

  • Developing and analyzing benchmarking data, will help you to ensure cost competitiveness, proper organizational structure and sustained quality of service that meet or exceed industry standards.

  • Your strategic vision will be needed to support Site wide initiatives beyond the Business Unit objectives, ensuring amongst others the proper level of standardization and quality across the site.

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.

The North American Leadership Team has supported the implementation of “Impact Based Job Postings," which focus on job outcomes and success factors rather than requirements. The Talent Acquisition Team has initiated a phased rollout of this plan, and this position is being posted utilizing this new method. In doing so, we seek to provide a more inclusive approach which will allow us to continue to deliver on the promise of hiring and retaining the best team.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-CIN/O-Operations & Tech Chemical Intermediates-60000169

Title: Sr. Manager Area Maintenance

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2202494

Other Locations: US-Louisiana