BASF Manufacturing Technical Leader in Wyandotte, Michigan

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 Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Manufacturing Technical Leader 1804766 – Wyandotte, MI or Sparta, TN

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to provide leadership, direction, and focus for all technical development, capital investment management, and operational excellence improvements for Engineered Plastic Compounding in the manufacturing sites of North America while creating an engaged and safe work environment for our diverse employee base.

Formula for Success

  • With your educational background in an engineering discipline (preferably, chemical engineering) and your successful track record in leading manufacturing technology projects to improve operational effectiveness as measured by safety, asset utilization, quality and cost performance, we will rely upon you to drive the North American operations initiatives regarding engineered plastic compounding.

  • Your strong project management skills will be a valued asset as you manage capital project development, including proposed project technology, scope and justification, as well as serving as the manufacturing representative on large capital project teams.

  • As a trusted resource for technical/problem-solving expertise, you will successfully assure the success of debottlenecking, and asset effectiveness efforts.

  • You will partner with global and regional strategy and technology teams to develop and implement new technologies and products for the marketplace supporting the strategic vision of the business.

  • Successfully collaborating with multiple functions including, but not limited to, Production, Supply Chain, Product Management, Research, Sales, and Technical Service, you will work to develop a robust technology portfolio.

  • Your working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement processes will be useful as you identify improvement opportunities, develop and execute a plan to achieve them in a cost-effective and timely manner.

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.

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: N-PMN/O-Manufacturing-60000447

Title: Manufacturing Technical Leader

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1804766

Other Locations: US-TN-Sparta