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Area Maintenance Manager - Geismar, LA Job

Date: Jun 1, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Area Maintenance Manager - Geismar, LA-1701758

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 North American Central Engineering group and we're working hard to build our Process and Project Engineering teams.

This is where you come in.

In this role, you will be tasked with the development of basic and detailed design of new plants, as well as additions or modifications to existing facilities. This position leads all discipline engineers during the CP phase of the project, provides process information and coordinates activities of the discipline engineers.

This position provides expert maintenance leadership and management to the execution teams for an assigned Maintenance area within the site. This position leads and directs the activities of BASF and contract employees for the safe, efficient, and effective execution of Routine, Turnaround, and Outage maintenance. This includes mechanical, instrument, and electrical maintenance, along with the work processes. This position ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Area Maintenance Manager (1701758) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…

Provide managerial leadership for assigned Maintenance Area:
- Lead the development of area maintenance goals, ensure implementation, monitor effectiveness, and take necessary actions to meet overall business objectives. Set goals for staff that are consistent with business and department needs, and hold them accountable for delivering results. Provide coaching and direction to ensure that they successfully meet individual objectives. Track Team Performance for success (KPIs / Metrics).
- Support the development of reliability targets consistent with business needs and recommend necessary actions to achieve committed results. Ensure that required capabilities and skills are maintained.
- Manage talent development and succession planning for staff, including team development and building/maintaining an engaged workforce. Coach staff and support mutually agreed upon development needs and training opportunities. Conduct job assignments considering developmental opportunities, and providing training and coaching so employees can be successful. Manage personnel items including performance reviews, compensation programs, discipline, conflict resolution, short- and long-term disability, accommodation, consistent enforcement of rules and policies, change management, on-boarding of new employees, and engage in effective and clear communication.

Ensure Work Execution Efficiency and Effectiveness:
- Ensure all aspects of the maintenance execution work processes are being followed including notification, prioritization, planning, scheduling, execution, feedback, and reliability. Execute routine, turnaround, and outage maintenance in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Manage the work execution of BASF and contract employees. Ensure work execution productivity (Time on Tools) and first-time repair quality supporting optimized maintenance cost. Establish and monitor defined area maintenance metrics and KPIs.
- Ensure the application of all safety rules, assuring Maintenance personnel are aware of and employing safe working practices and promoting safety programs and behaviors. Monitor accomplishments, validate, and report performance-to-plan in order to show trends, and provide analyses with an emphasis on early performance indicators for the site. Identify continuous improvement opportunities to enhance the overall maintenance work process and improve cost effectiveness and efficiency. Share with other areas and communicate lessons learned. Ensure consistent use of best practices within maintenance execution. Provide communication on status of maintenance activities to appropriate stakeholders via reports, and oral and written communications where and when appropriate.

Develop and implement maintenance strategies to optimize asset effectiveness and reliability:
- Continually develop and implement the maintenance strategy for each plant in the area in partnership with Asset Manager. Implement the reliability strategy for each plant in the area in partnership with Asset Manager. Monitor and help identify continuous improvement opportunities to enhance the overall maintenance work process while improving cost effectiveness and efficiency. Define and deliver the required level of maintenance to the operating units working in conjunction with the Asset Managers.

Promote the use of LEAN manufacturing tools to identify waste and ensure continuous improvement:
- Understand, champion, and implement LEAN activities via role modeling activities, sharing best practices, and holding staff accountable.

Function as a Site, Corporate and Global expert for maintenance processes, work execution:
- Serve on BASF regional and global teams to develop and optimize maintenance execution, reliability, and work processes. Serve as a representative to Professional Maintenance Organizations and local councils. Function as a Technical and work execution consultant for other sites on maintenance execution, reliability, and work process-related topics.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:
- Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential.
- Support development assignments and movement of talent across units.
- Motivate and challenge to drive high performance.
- Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally.
- Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity.
- Execute performance and career development discussions.
- Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy.
- Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are.

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 or other-related technical discipline required; Master’s degree is a plus.
- A minimum of 10 years of manufacturing, maintenance, technical and/or reliability experience in a chemical/petrochemical, food, paper or other similar manufacturing operation required; at least 3 years of direct management of others required.
- Experience with continuous improvement such as lean methodologies, OpEx, and/or process improvement required.
- Turnaround experience is desired.
- Broad-based knowledge of all maintenance and reliability technical systems and processes.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with facts and figures, along with the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate.
- Work collaboratively with diverse multiple stakeholders including, but not limited to, Production, Engineering, Maintenance, Procurement, Stores, Accounting, Project Engineers, Engineering Managers, Site Leadership Team, and Manufacturing Support Services.
- Balance priorities across multiple plants and situations within resource constraints, while preserving a maintenance and engineering perspective and intent.
- Ability to influence, motivate, support, and coach personnel and teams in a professional leadership role.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

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-LA-Geismar
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

Job Segment: Maintenance, Engineer, Electrical, Manager, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, Management, Operations