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Process Engineer Sr. / Staff Job

Date: Oct 2, 2017

Location: Freeport, TX, US

Company: BASF

Process Engineer Sr. / Staff-1702144

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 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…

BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. We have big goals for our Freeport Engineering group, and we're working hard to build our Process and Project Engineering teams.

This is where you come in.

Process Engineer Senior/Staff (1702144) – Freeport, TX

This position will perform Process Engineering Support for capital projects in study phase, scope development phase, and detail design and implementation for BASF in North America. This includes safety reviews, technology reviews, siting studies, infrastructure, and environmental assessments. Following the study phase, the incumbent will support the project development through the Conceptual planning phase and detailed design. This position is also responsible for updating and validating pressure safety valve calculations and providing process support to operating units in troubleshooting as required.

Opportunities for long term career advancement and many interesting challenges exist within the group..

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Be responsible for the development of basic and detailed design of additions or modifications to existing facilities, as well as the potential for new plants.
- Provide process engineering support for capital project scope development including development of PFD’s, P&ID’s, equipment and instrumentation specification sheets, equipment sizing, instrument data, and line list data in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner. Process engineering support is for all phases of capital project development, including focus on basic engineering packages for detailed design.
- Support economic and technical evaluation of alternatives for investment projects.
- Prepare data for and participate in project technical reviews as required.
- Develop all process information for safety reviews.
- Participate in safety step reviews and appropriate value improving practices.
- Maintain environmental permitting by providing calculations and reviewing permit applications for Capital Projects.
- Review work performed by outside contractor process engineering.
- Hold responsibility for process simulations and process engineering studies.
- Be accountable for PSV revalidations and maintaining PSV calculations for assigned plant(s).
- Develop and/or maintain process simulations and material and energy balance analyses for operating units.
- Support North America Process Center of Expertise and Site Process Engineering Peer Group.
- Participate in BASF auditing processes, HAZOP studies, and PHA revalidations.
- Identify and recommend process improvements and provide process troubleshooting and optimization related to improving efficiency, capability, and safety.
- Interface with operations to provide technical support and recommendations on methods and improvements to eliminate challenges and issues.

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 Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 7 years of engineering experience required, with 5 years in process engineering desired. Prior experience in a chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment strongly preferred.
- Understanding of process equipment design including, but not limited to, pumps, heat exchangers, and vessels.
- Ability to apply process tools to design piping systems, calculate pressure relief valve sizes, complete material and energy balances, and perform process optimization studies.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of CAPE applications (e.g., ASPEN, HTFS, Sinet, Pipeflow).
- Good communication and computer skills.
- Self-starter with high level of results orientation.
- Strong leadership, influencing, and team working skills.

Position will be filled at a level commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Primary Location: US-TX-Freeport
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: (NC)-Marketing & Business Development - NA

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