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Production Engineer- Care Chemicals Operations- Kankakee, IL-1702784

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, 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…

You will support the day-to-day operation of the respective process units assigned providing technical support and process definition needed to execute the required production plan. As Production Engineer, you will have strong leadership in process safety and occupational safe plant operation with adherence to BASF Process Safety rules and policies. You will play an important role in driving standardization across shifts, optimizing fixed and variable unit costs, and improving quality, while working closely with other support groups such as Maintenance Reliability to insure proper priorities are placed on items in the Maintenance backlog. You will be instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise and be a 24/7-solution provider, requiring off-hours support as assigned.

Production Engineer - Care Chemicals Operations (1702784) - Kankakee, IL

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets.
- Generate and complete MOCs and revalidate temporary MOCs to confirm they are still valid. Hold responsibility to maintain P&IDs.
- Provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the Daily Operational Team for plant problems that occur.
- Be on-call and respond to any after-hour event that impacts production or EHS (Safety).
- Provide technical and leadership support in AIMS Investigations; root cause failure analysis, specifically process safety including production, EHS, and Quality Incidents.
- Ensure proper definition and documentation of operating files, SOPs, emergency SOPs, records, reporting procedures, and technical files, as well as the annual recertification of their applicability.
- Participate in production planning and scheduling.
- Identify Lean Opportunities and support their implementation.
- Maintain staffing flexibility by cross-training with other technical engineers and chemists as needed.
- Interface with suppliers, customers, and vendors as assigned and needed.
- Monitor and track BOM and Recipes, reviewing per schedule, identify gaps, and close or adjust if closure is not option.

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 Engineering or a related discipline required; a degree in Chemical Engineering is preferred.
- At least 1.5 years of broad chemical or regulated plant experience - production, maintenance, technical preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of PSM and PS Information regulatory requirements.
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Conflict management competencies.
- Ability to work effectively with operators and management, and possess strong influencing skills working with indirect resource groups.
- Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and task closure.
- Unquestionable Integrity.
- Respect for diverse opinion and recognition of contribution - culture-building skills.
- Strong bias for process safety and culture change.
- Must demonstrate strong agility in the following competencies:
- Entrepreneurial Action
- Strategic Thinking
- Business and Financial Acumen
- Leading Employees to Success
- Strive for Achievement
- Analytical Thinking
- Work Management and Attention to Detail
- Quality Orientation
- Teamwork
- Conflict Management
- Lean Six Sigma knowledge is preferred.


Primary Location: US-IL-Kankakee
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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