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Machinery Engineer Associate- Technical Expertise Job

Date: Jun 8, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Machinery Engineer Associate- Technical Expertise-1701589

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.

Description
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.

This is where you come in.

This position is part of an expert group that provides support for BASF Corporation sites in North America. It includes leading regionally and participating globally in the application of machinery expertise for large heavy duty and critical rotating equipment resulting in increases in performance, plant optimization, and reliability. This role will be responsible for supporting all of North America plants and be a collaborative leader and contributor towards the alignment of global support, including the transfer of machinery experience into the engineering phase.

The job scope includes Reciprocating and Turbo Machinery, Compressors, Process Refrigeration, Electrical Drives, Pumps, and Industrial Process Machinery.

Machinery Engineer - Associate – Technical Expertise (1701589) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Initiate, lead and drive strategic and high impact analysis, studies, and activities in the area of machinery. You will lead the resolution of complex and demanding problems to ensure reliable operation to meet plant availability requirements.
- Lead the collaboration of critical machinery failure activities, provide expert guidance and oversight in planned and predictive maintenance, major turbo machinery inspections & overhauls during Turnarounds (TAR), unplanned plant shutdowns & failures to ensure timely return to service and optimization of plant availability.
- Provide expert guidance in root cause analysis to optimize Life-Cycle-Costs, condition monitoring of machinery using innovative diagnostic tools, and assistance in Gap Analysis of the Turbo machinery needs for North America, including skill level, training, and additional needs.
- Develop new concepts and strategies to improve the Reliability of the critical machinery in North America. Work with the plants to develop maintenance plans and strategies.
- As a member of the Global Task force for heavy machinery, you will provide technical expertise to other BASF regions.
- Work with procurement, technical site services organizations, and equipment suppliers to initiate and develop equipment strategies and care plans to achieve the needed asset reliability. This work will involve regional and global equipment suppliers. Steering and supervision of third-party service providers or OEM spare part management in cooperation with asset management including assistance in redesign of spare parts if OEM specifications are not available.

Nature and Scope:
- This position works directly with Engineering & Maintenance within BASF North America to resolve heavy duty and critical machinery issues. The candidate is expected to provide expert-level support to increase equipment reliability using new and innovative strategies, repair practices, and proper design through application of state-of-the-art engineering tools, and sound engineering judgment.
- The candidate will not have any direct supervision responsibilities. However she/he will be tasked to provide expert technical support to the Engineering and Maintenance user community, have assigned regional/global responsibilities, and oversee/review the work executed by contractors related to specific projects/ assignments. The candidate will also provide expert support and development for North American region, including active participation as a mentor in trainee programs to develop expertise.
- Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

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 Mechanical Engineering preferred or other Engineering discipline and at least 12 years of experience in the chemical/petrochemical industry.
- At least 6 years of experience in the maintenance and operation or design of large heavy duty rotating equipment to include turbo machinery troubleshooting and repair.
- Demonstrated expertise in methods of mechanical engineering and machine design; maintenance of large machinery (turbo, recip, screw, etc); control concepts of large machinery (not necessarily specialist knowledge); and specializing in condition and performance monitoring (or experienced).
- Chemical/petrochemical plant experience with maintenance and reliability work process improvements, maintenance and reliability key performance indicators, and asset effectiveness measurement systems.
- Understanding of applicable industry codes, best industry practices regarding maintenance, and reliability activities and work processes.
- This position will require 50% travel to our North America sites.

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


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