BASF Production Engineer II - Vidalia, LA in Vidalia, Louisiana

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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 Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Production Engineer II (1900038) – Vidalia, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for all technical support for the Process Catalyst Manufacturing process. In this role, you will be expected to support day-to-day operations in the facility to meet Vidalia's EH&S, quality and productivity targets. Additionally, you will work to assure the technical capability of the operating staff. You will lead efforts to optimize production process and safety performance.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field and your professional experience with production, process or mechanical troubleshooting and optimization activities at a manufacturing facility, you are expected to identify and implement opportunities for EHS, productivity, cost reduction, and efficiency improvements.

  • Demonstrating your proven troubleshooting and analytical skills, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the Daily Operational Team along with Root Cause Failure Analysis efforts for production, EHS, and Quality incidents. You will develop, teach, and improve operators’ ability to technically troubleshoot the various plant operations.

  • Your working knowledge and experience with Process Improvement Methodologies (LEAN; Six Sigma) will be a valued asset as you develop and drive Continuous Process Safety and Environmental Improvements.

  • Your strong organizational skills will be a valued asset as you take technical ownership and definition of process safety hazard analysis, EHS operating systems, as well as all process defining documentation such as P&IDs, mass and energy balances. Additionally, you will assure effectiveness and technical accuracy of operating procedures and define, develop, and implement procedures via Management of Change (MOC) protocols.

  • Your strong commitment to compliance will be essential as you coordinate, complete, and document Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR), Management of Change (MOC), and process safety revalidations, in collaboration with global technology and global safety groups, to meet process safety and environmental requirements.

  • As a mentor, you will assist and verify the technical training of Operators.

  • Your pledge to safety will be a valued asset as you will be actively involved in site safety culture and processes to improve operations awareness, including supporting Zero Incident Mindset (ZIM), Zero Loss of Containment (ZLOC), and Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS).

  • Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets. You will act as Manufacturing Representative of Capital Projects providing process and design input through project scope, justification, timing, design and construction.

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: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: G-CCP/OV-Production NA Vidalia-63015950

Title: Production Engineer II - Vidalia, LA

Location: LA-Vidalia

Requisition ID: 1900038