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BASF Site Technology Manager - Lima, OH in Lima, Ohio

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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 in 2020 as one of America’s Best Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Site Technology Manager (2100406) – Lima, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens

Who Are We?

As the leading global chemical supplier for the personal care, home care, industrial and institutional cleaning industries, and technical applications in the agrochemical industry, BASF Care Chemicals is focused on partnering with customers to create innovative solutions with great speed and agility to meet the current and future needs of society in a more sustainable way. We are proud to contribute to the long-term success of our customers’ brands by offering a broad range of products and concepts such as common household items, like cosmetics, detergents and cleaners, as well as industrial products and processes like crop protection, rubber belts, hoses, concrete, and metal plating.

At Care Chemicals, we not only care about supporting our customers and achieving strong business results; we care about our team members. We aim to create a motivating, inspiring and inclusive work environment where all team members feel supported, heard and developed. Being part of our team means showing up every day to work collaboratively across functions to win for the overall success of the team. We value bringing diverse perspectives and backgrounds together to stretch our teams to think differently, challenge the status quo and problem solve for the greater good of our customers and society.

Come, be a part of our team and create Care chemistry with us.

In the North American Care Chemicals Division, we develop, produce and market a comprehensive range of products for personal care, home care and industrial & institutional cleaning, agricultural chemical additives, as well as various technical applications. Our range of products fulfills the highest standards for safety and sustainability. As a result of focused research and development, we are a preferred partner of our customers worldwide. Further information is available at: .

We are seeking a professional like you to be our Technology Manager in producing chelates that go into a number of critical and wide-ranging applications like hand sanitizers, cosmetics, descaling, food fortification, industrial cleaners, and agricultural feed at Fort Amanda Specialties LLC, a joint venture between BASF and Nouryon (formerly Akzo Nobel).

This is an excellent opportunity for you to hone your experience in managing technology, processes, and equipment while leveraging best practices and organizational knowledge from two of the biggest companies within the Chelates market and gaining leadership experience at the same time. The role has significant upward mobility potential so strong leadership skills are highly desirable. You will also get to share your ability and motivation to rapidly learn new topics, as well as your familiarity with OSHA, PSM & EPA requirements.

Formula for Success

  • Your strong commitment to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will be essential as you ensure all activities within the organization are aligned with and supportive of the site’s journey to EHS excellence.

  • Leveraging your educational and professional background in an Engineering discipline, you will work site leadership to formulate and execute the operational excellence, new product launch, maintenance, and capital strategies. You will lead site personnel in improving asset effectiveness, complete incident investigations and troubleshoot issues including control system failures (DCS, SIS, and PLC).

  • Your demonstrated experience in managing capital projects will be a valued asset as you will ensure projects meet functionality, cost, and scheduling expectations.

  • Engaging across the business, you will maintain alignment between the site, your organization, and the business unit with respect to goals, objectives, strategies, and initiatives.

  • Relying upon your leadership experience, you will effectively develop your direct reports, and influence contractors, and personnel within other functions including Maintenance, Engineering, and Supply Chain

  • Developing your knowledge and key contacts within the technical communities of both parent companies, you will leverage pertinent technology and process modifications to enhance the site’s processes, keep Process Safety Information and our safety concept evergreen, be part ofPHA/PSSR/MOC reviews and revalidations to meet process safety and environmental requirements, and enhance systems like Alarm Management to mitigate risks

  • Through your knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and entrepreneurial spirit, you will lead continuous technology innovation through identification, evaluation, development, prioritization, and implementation of plant improvement ideas resulting in EBIT improvement through increased production or reduced cost (fixed and variable).

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-EMN/ON-Care Chemicals / Operations Management-63026192

Title: Site Technology Manager - Lima, OH

Location: OH-Lima

Requisition ID: 2100406