BASF Wastewater and Utilities Manager in Seneca, South Carolina

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Manager, Wastewater and Utilities Department (1900133) – Seneca, SC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to provide engineering, technical support and leadership to the Seneca Site Wastewater and Utilities operation. In this role, you will provide direction of technical operations and activities of their assigned department and support other departments on utilities and waste water projects. Specifically, you will develop and update operational instructions, lead troubleshooting efforts, interact with BASF EH&S, R&D, and other technical personnel. You will be responsible for process improvements, monitoring and improving environmental compliance, supporting introduction of new product waste streams, cost of operations, safety and optimization of site utilities.

Formula for Success

  • Your commitment to workplace safety will be evident as you manage the assigned area with Safety as a value. You will lead the area EHS improvement initiatives while demonstrating safety leadership, driving engagement though Seneca’s Behavioral Safety process, and employing tools provided by BASF’s Journey to EHS Excellence.

  • Your knowledge in technical EHS compliance with OSHA guidelines and local regulations will be essential as you achieve service provision, production support, and environmental compliance goals, while meeting established standards of Safety, Efficiency, Quality and Cost.

  • Managing the department within established cost guidelines, you will utilize continuous improvement tools in the Waste Water Treatment and Utilities Operations to lower costs.

  • Leveraging your education in Engineering or Chemistry, combined with your experience in Chemical plant operations and/or Waste water experience in a technical role, you will lead 24x7 operations of the department by communicating and interacting effectively with the site’s production areas to ensure effective and efficient area service and support.

  • Being results oriented with great attention to detail, you will ensure repair of equipment with a minimum of down time and that maintenance activities are coordinated so that priorities and schedules can be set.

  • Your excellent communication and team collaboration skills will be a valued asset as you ensure effective training of the Area personnel.

  • Maintaining an atmosphere of inclusion and mutual respect among all employees and supervision in the assigned area and across the site, you will interact with Operations Management and Technical/Engineering support groups.

  • Demonstrating your knowledge of and experience with regulatory requirements to include sampling, reporting, and monitoring of wastewater, storm water, and air permits specifications, you will ensure that all regulatory sampling, reporting, and monitoring are performed as pertains to the sites wastewater, storm water, and air permits.

  • Utilizing your experience in Process Safety Management, you will coordinate engineering activities for the department and assist with product development work.

Leadership Expectations : As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

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: G-CCP-Production North America-60001381

Title: Wastewater and Utilities Manager

Location: SC-Seneca

Requisition ID: 1900133