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BASF Sr. Operations Engineer in Port Arthur, Texas

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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 Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Sr. Operations Engineer (2103392) – Port Arthur, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens

From designing to running a major production facility- the field of engineering and production at BASF is where true professionals with excellent technical and scientific expertise can apply their knowledge in challenging environments. This is especially true when it comes to plant engineering and construction on the large scale; there are many challenges to overcome. Always in focus though, is securing our leading position in the industry while holding fast to our high safety and environmental standards.

We are seeking a professional like you to join our Port Arthur, TX site to coordinate the tactical operations and the daily execution activities for the Pygas Unit within the Steam Cracker plant at the Port Arthur site. You will support the Daily Operations Team (DOT), Daily Support Team (DST) and the Total refinery Operations team to satisfy production requirements for both sites. This will require leading, participation and coordination of operations, associated technology, maintenance, capital investment, health, safety, ecology and other Port Arthur operations and partner team members to obtain plant objectives.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in an Engineering discipline and professional experience in a chemical, petrochemical or related manufacturing environment, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the Daily Operational Team (DOT). Additionally, you will identify opportunities and efficiently and effectively evaluate initiatives in production and process optimization, cost reduction, and quality improvement in the Cold Section operations.

  • Utilizing your familiarity with chemical processing equipment, you will monitor operations on a daily/weekly basis and analyze and study trends to determine patterns, research inefficiencies, and identify action plans to correct issues. You will also participate in production planning and scheduling of feeds and products for the Cold Section of the Steamcracker

  • Demonstrating your commitment to an efficient and safe workplace, you will offer technical and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and Quality Incidents, as well as participate in Process Hazard Analysis to support the PSM process and PSSRs. Additionally, you will generate and complete MOCs and revalidate temporary MOCs to confirm their validity. Lastly, you will make yourself available to so that you are “on-call”, should you need to respond to any after-hours event that impacts production or EHS.

  • Your proven organizational skills will be useful as you develop equipment and process standards, operating procedures, and training materials as needed to document and manage site operations.

  • As a role model, you will provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets.

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.

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-CPN/PO-Site Operations HOT-60001245

Title: Sr. Operations Engineer

Location: TX-Port Arthur

Requisition ID: 2103392