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Control Systems Technician Job

Date: Mar 21, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Control Systems Technician-1800567

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 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!

This position in Geismar has site‐wide responsibilities for support of the control systems (DCS, PLC, SIS, etc.). The main responsibilities are providing advanced troubleshooting and support for area maintenance, project configuration, hardware expertise and IT expertise.

• Provides support for all control systems equipment onsite. This includes equipment configuration associated with these systems. Specific technicians will be dedicated to specific systems to increase expertise.

• Support area maintenance control system configuration and advanced troubleshooting, including software and hardware.

• Perform diagnostic concept and periodic health checks and diagnostics for installed control systems.

• Implement lifecycle strategies, status checks and diagnostics for installed control systems.

• Seek and participate in continuous development opportunities to further develop IT, networking and control system skills and tools to become an experienced control systems technician. This typically includes the ability to support multiple DCS, PLC and SIS systems and manufacturers.

• Work with the Site Central Controls Systems Engineer to conduct strategic Control Systems management/ design/ development/ configuration/ implementation. This includes assigning and maintaining all IO points to ensure that appropriate systems can be taken down as needed to support the plant

Acts independently regarding most daily and weekly activities, and interacts with supervising manager and engineers usually on a consult, report basis.

Most decisions made by this position are concrete when within defined procedural and process constraints. When conflicts arise if it cannot be resolved with facts and figures, it is escalated to the next level.

A control system technician maintains and configures assigned systems and implements life-cycle decisions in the current overall economic context of the business units and the site, not solely with respect to the maintenance budget. This person will seek continuous improvements in automation and control technologies to improve the process automation capability and the reliability of their assigned area.

This position interacts daily with the control system manager and engineers. They will also interact with operations personnel, such as operators, production leaders, operations engineers, and technology team members. Provides periodic reports to management and will interact with peers. This position will maintain contacts with counterparts in other companies within the BASF Group as well as those in other companies via industry organizations.

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

Basic Qualifications

•2-year associate degree in instrumentation or certificate

•7 years of experience in a chemical / petrochemical environment required.

•Minimum 5+ years of experience in instrument and control support.

Preferred qualifications

•4-year degree in computer science is preferred.

•Hands on knowledge and experience with various types of process control systems and equipment with an understanding of control system hardware and computer networking.

•Excellent work management skills.

•Keen attention to detail and a high degree of quality orientation.

•Strong communication skills, both orally and written.

Must demonstrate the following competencies:

•Analytical Thinking, Quality Orientation & Attention to Detail

•Business & Financial Acumen

•Team Working

•Work Management

•Communication & Interpersonal Skills

•Entrepreneurial Actions

•Customer Focus

•Strategic Thinking

•Striving for Achievement

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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