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BASF Production Engineer - Theodore, AL in Theodore, Alabama

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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!

Production Engineer (2001708) – Theodore, AL

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.

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for supporting the day to day operation of the respective plant that the position supports. You will support strategic functions related to operation of a new production unit. You will play an important role in strategic business need, including process optimization, capital project support, process automation, technology continuity, asset utilization, and customer focus. You will be instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise and be a solution provider. This position requires strong leadership in the area of safe plant operation and adherence to BASF and Evonik Process Safety rules and policies as well as applicable environmental regulation.

The production unit is BASF designed, constructed and managed facility co-located on a third-party site (Evonik Industries) to produce a next-generation chelate for Care Chemical markets. The Evonik site is a fully developed with medium to large scale processes in place. BASF maintains 3 full time personnel to manage all aspects of operation with operators, utilities and services provided by Evonik.

Formula for Success

  • Demonstrating your technical knowledge, you will be responsible for critical PSM/RMP elements and processes, MOC’s, PSSR’s, Interlock and Bypass Procedures, Safe Work Permit, Lockout Tagout, Operational Procedures, Confined Space, Employee Participation, and Hot Work.

  • Your significant production experience will serve you well as you ensure production meets CGMP requirements, including batch reviews.

  • Relying on your strong attention to detail and teamworking ability, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the Daily Operational Team for plant problems that occur.

  • Leveraging your Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering Field (Chemical Engineering preferred) and your chemical operations experience, you will provide technical and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and Quality Incidents.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will organization the scheduling / execution of inspection work and outages to minimize the impact to the business and or production plan.

  • Utilizing your leadership qualities combined with strong interpersonal skills, you will strategically interface with the business regarding customer satisfaction, costs, scheduling, capital plan, asset effectiveness and EHS performance.You will additional partner with Global Technology organization.

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/O-Care Chemicals / Operations Management-60000295

Title: Production Engineer - Theodore, AL

Location: AL-Theodore

Requisition ID: 2001708