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Maintenance & Reliability Support Services Manager - Geismar, LA, Houston, TX or Angelton, TX Job

Date: Apr 5, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Maintenance & Reliability Support Services Manager - Geismar, LA, Houston, TX or Angelton, TX-1700765

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.

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…

From designing to running a major production facility - the field of engineering and production at BASF is where true professionals with excellent technical and scientific expertise can apply their knowledge in challenging environments. Especially when it comes to plant engineering and construction on the large scale, many challenges have to be overcome. Always in focus: securing our leading position in the industry while holding fast to our high safety and environmental standards.

Maintenance & Reliability Support Services Manager leads an expert group that provides Maintenance and Reliability expertise and support for BASF Corporation sites in North America, and contributes to global improvements as part of the global BASF Maintenance & Reliability (M&R) Support Services community. The Maintenance & Reliability Support Services Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and sustainability of best in class Maintenance and Reliability work processes to optimize maintenance costs and plant availability, to meet the needs of BASF businesses.

Formula for success. You will.....
- Provide leadership and direction to the Maintenance & Reliability Support Services group members, ensuring targets and business needs are met, projects prioritized, and regular process functional upgrades and outputs are achieved.
- Lead and drive the identification, development, implementation and sustainability of Maintenance and Reliability programs across the North American region.
- Responsible for developing strategies, tools, and work processes to reduce costs and production losses.
- Collaborate with various business groups and sites to identify and deliver needed Maintenance and Reliability improvement across the North American region, as well as collaborate with global BASF Maintenance & Reliability peer groups to identify opportunities for advancing BASF Maintenance & Reliability programs globally.
- Lead the BASF North American Technical Rules Committee (TRC) for Maintenance and Reliability, to maintain the technical procedures and standards for this discipline.

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 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 Engineering required.
- Minimum 10 years of chemical plant experience with Maintenance and/or Engineering programs required
- Experience with chemical plant equipment Maintenance and Reliability processes required
- Experience directly managing others required
- Maintenance and Reliability management experience is preferred.
- Ability to manage and provide guidance, leadership and promote development of Maintenance & Reliability Support Services personnel.
- Good understanding of industry best practices regarding Maintenance and Reliability activities and work processes. This includes appropriate Maintenance and Reliability tools to drive improvements, optimize costs, and improve Asset Effectiveness.
- Good understanding of Maintenance and Reliability metrics and KPIs.
- Knowledgeable of applicable industry codes and standards.
- Willingness and ability to seek, identify or receive new or novel solutions in the fields of Maintenance and Reliability.
- Knowledgeable in Maintenance and Reliability practices, both internal and external to BASF, with the skills to address demanding and time sensitive issues impacting chemical plant Maintenance and Reliability program performance.
- Ability to influence and motivate regional and global stakeholders to adopt, implement and sustain appropriate processes related to equipment Maintenance and Reliability. (Oversee the creation of strategies, tools, procedures and guidelines, and influence stakeholders to implement accordingly.)
- Strong interpersonal skills needed to work with various organizational levels and functions within sites, business groups, manufacturing community, and the Engineering & Maintenance community both in the North America region and globally.
- Excellent collaboration skills, with ability to work with site personnel, and regional and global experts to provide innovative solutions to complex issues. This includes leading regional or global teams for creation or improvement of Maintenance and Reliability strategies, programs and processes.
- External Maintenance or Reliability organization knowledge certification preferred.
- SAP or other Computerized Maintenance Management Systems experience.
- Strong computer skills.

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Other Locations: US-TX-Angleton, US-TX-Houston
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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