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Industrial Networking and Systems Engineer Job

Date: Jan 18, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Industrial Networking and Systems Engineer-1704895

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…

We have a great opportunity for an Industrial Networking & Systems Engineer to join our I/E Services team within the Geismar Maintenance department. This position will have site‐wide responsibilities for support of the computer networks associated with control systems and applications supporting process controls (i.e. DCS, Apprion, PIMS, PAS,PSS, Simulations, etc.., residing on the automation and IDMZ networks. Primary responsibilities will include technical leadership in the areas of server administration, system networking, and the day to day support for critical MES (i.e. manufacturing execution systems) systems that support plant automation.

Industrial Networking & Systems Engineer (1704895)

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provides expert level support for all automation network equipment onsite. This includes equipment configuration associated with these systems.
- Maintain a high level of security of all computer based control systems, to include system account management, virus protection, and firewall management.
- Maintain a high level of network performance, using key diagnostic tools.
- Support and train control systems Technicians in basic maintenance of networks.
- Provide IT expertise for LAN based systems that interface to the control systems, and manage systems such as PIMs, Integrity, PAS etc.…
- Develop and maintain new applications to improve and enhance automation efforts on site.
- Provide technical support for the site mobility initiatives.

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…
- BS or MS in Computer or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related technical discipline with appropriate Microsoft and/or Cisco certifications in networking.
- 6+ years combined work experience in the chemical industry with emphasis on network administration, production information management systems, or wireless communications support.
- Basic knowledge of the various interfaces to controls system, such as field instrumentation and control equipment.
- Demonstrated work experience in implementing process control systems, industrial communications and networking in refining or petrochemical industry.
- Strong working knowledge of networking and security of automation systems
- Working knowledge of networking and interaction between DCS, SCADA, LARS, PIMS, and IS/IT systems.
- Working knowledge of HART, fieldbus, Profibus, Asi-bus and other instrumentation communication networks and busses.
- Experience in preparing estimates for Industrial Communications & Application upgrades and additions.
- Experience in Industrial Communications & Applications start-up and troubleshooting.
- Strong communication, computer skills, and organizational skills.

BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education that 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-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

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