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Machinery Maintenance Specialist - Technical Expertise Job

Date: Jun 14, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Machinery Maintenance Specialist - Technical Expertise-1701705

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.

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 everyday.

This is where you come in.

This position is part of a North America machinery expert group and leads maintenance, repair and turnaround activities for large complex rotating equipment and critical process machinery including planning, overhauls, inspections, repairs and preventative maintenance strategies. This role has responsibility that stretches across the entire North America region and interfaces with Production, Maintenance, and Engineering at multiple locations. The scope includes reciprocating and turbo machinery, compressors, steam and gas turbines, pumps, and industrial process machinery.

Machinery Maintenance Specialist – Technical Expertise (1701705) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Develop repair, inspection, and overhaul job scopes, including detailed plans on critical machinery.
- Provide Quality Assurance and Quality Control of critical rotating equipment overhauls, inspections, repairs and installation, including job plans, spare parts, disassembly, assembly, machine train alignment, and ancillary systems.
- Administer task-specific instruction and direction to crafts on specific machinery maintenance items as required to ensure safety and quality of execution.
- Evaluate, develop, and direct machinery crafts to ensure proper field execution of task.
- Provide basic troubleshooting and diagnostics support for machinery. Coordinate additional technical support with rotating equipment engineers, vibration technicians, and operations as required.
- Lead development of machinery craft job skills and provide direction for critical job tasks.
- Maintain good communication with expertise team, site maintenance, and operations.

Nature and Scope:

BASF is the world's largest chemical company and the leader in sustainable chemical solutions. Heavy Duty and Critical Rotating Equipment are significant components in the manufacturing plant, requiring high reliability to ensure plant availability to meet market demands. This position works directly with Engineering & Maintenance within BASF in North America, leads and participates in regional and global collaboration teams within BASF, as well as providing guidance and supervision of third party service providers. The candidate is expected to provide expert-level and hands-on support of machinery maintenance to increase equipment reliability, using sound strategies and repair practices.
- This position works directly with Production, Engineering, and Maintenance within BASF in North America.
- The position leads and participates in regional teams, as well as providing guidance and supervision of third-party service providers.

Level of Autonomy/Decision Making Responsibility:

The candidate in this role will need to be a highly motivated self-starter, able to manage his/her workload and priorities with a minimum level of supervision. The candidate must also interface with regional teams to seamlessly integrate into maintenance processes for critical machinery.

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…
- High School Diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 11+ year’s repair experience on large rotating equipment and critical process machinery.
- OR, Associates Degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 9+ year's repair experience on large rotating equipment and critical process machinery
- OR, Bachelors Degree with 7+ years repair experience on large rotating equipment and critical process machinery
- Demonstrated expert knowledge in methods in maintenance of large machinery (e.g., turbo, recip, screw), control concepts of large machinery, and condition and performance monitoring.
- Chemical/petrochemical plant experience with maintenance and reliability work processes, 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.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and influence and motivate regional and global stakeholders.

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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