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BASF Operations Engineer I in Greenville, Ohio

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At BASF, 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. 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. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Operations Engineer I (2201604)- Greenville, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation and technical support needed to execute the required production plan. You will also demonstrate strong leadership in safe plant operation and adherence to BASF Process Safety rules and policies. You will play an important role in driving standardization across shifts, optimize products cycle time and work closely with other support groups like Maintenance to ensure proper priorities are placed. Additionally, you will lead troubleshooting efforts and provide solutions when problems arise.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemistry, as well as your experience in chemical production or maintenance, you will provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets.

  • Your excellent computer skills, ABB, and Triconex automation knowledge will be called upon to troubleshoot and improve batch execution and related automation.

  • Relying on your familiarity with equipment and instrumentation and your solid problem-solving skills, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the daily Operational Team for plant problems that arise.

  • Working as a team player, you can expect to be on-call and respond to any after hour event that impacts production or EHS.

  • Demonstrating your experience in root cause failure analysis, you will provide technical input and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and quality incidents.

  • Utilizing your strong understanding of Process Safety Concepts and their applications, as well as your familiarity with EHS procedures/standards, you will lead PHAs (Process Hazards Analysis) and assigned process safety improvement activities. These skills will be a valued asset as you generate & complete MOC's and revalidate temporary MOC's to confirm their validity.

  • Your excellent communication skills and interpersonal understanding will be essential as you assist and support the Production Supervisor to maintain safe operation and reliability of the plant.

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-ECN/OA-Administration-63027765

Title: Operations Engineer I

Location: OH-Greenville

Requisition ID: 2201604