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BASF Corporation | Zachary, Louisiana
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Production Engineer - Zachary Site-1702764

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Production Engineer to join our team to support daily plant operations while providing technical expertise to execute the required production plan. This position also plays an important role in driving standardization across shifts, optimizing fixed and variable unit costs, and working closely with other support groups like Maintenance to insure proper priorities are placed on items in the Maintenance backlog.

You will be a solution provider, being instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise. You will be required to offer strong leadership in plant operation safety and adherence to BASF Process Safety rules and policies.

Production Engineer (1702764) - Zachary, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets
- Generate, complete, and revalidate MOCs.
- Provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to Daily Operational Team for plant problems that may occur.
- Deliver on-call and after-hours assistance to mitigate events that impact production or EHS.
- Provide technical and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and Quality incidents.
- Ensure proper documentation of operating files, records, procedures, and technical files, and the annual recertification of their applicability.
- Participate in finite production planning and scheduling.
- Identify Lean opportunities and support their implementation.
- Assist and support Production Supervisor to ensure scheduling for adequate shift coverage is maintained.
- Maintain staffing flexibility by cross-training in other areas as needed.
- Interface with suppliers, customers, and vendors as needed to maintain plant operation.
- Monitor and track critical supplies, solvents, catalysts, and other materials on an as-needed basis.
- Partner with the Production Supervisor to maintain the safe operation and reliability of the plant.

EHS/Process Safety
- Support and lead EHS activities and processes.
- Support the Accident Incident Investigations as needed to insure root cause analysis and corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
- Manage critical PSM/RMP/RCMS elements and processes, MOCs, PSSRs, Interlock and Bypass Procedures, Safe Work Permit, Lockout Tagout, Operational Procedures, Confined Space, Employee Participation, and Hot Work.
- Perform daily observations on safe work practices, compliance to basic rules, and set high standards for housekeeping.

Maintenance Support
- Work with Maintenance planner to set priorities for equipment repairs.
- Ensure equipment preps/practices are standardized and consistent among all shifts to assure timely delivery of equipment to maintenance.
- Function as liaison with service groups and outside contractors to ensure that the work related to the production facilities is accomplished correctly, promptly, and in a cost-effective manner.

- Review and validate production data and production reports as needed to support the production accounting process.
- Interface with the scheduling and shipment of products, wastes, co-products, and inbound raw materials.
- Assist and support Production Supervisor on goals and manage performance of Shift Supervisors and Operators.
- Support Production Supervisor in the alignment of shift activities and goals.

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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline; a degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
- A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment.

Primary Location: US-LA-Zachary
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CIN-Intermediates North America

About BASF Corporation

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.

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