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Mechanical TAR Planner Job

Date: May 8, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

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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…

Mechanical TAR Planner - Geismar, LA

This position is responsible for managing unplanned work and developing turnaround job plans in order to drive work execution efficiency and asset availability. This includes generating work steps with labor, material, equipment and services, estimating labor and material costs; creating job packets for field execution and continually improving job plans via updates based upon feedback from the Execution Teams. The scope is all mechanical work.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Clarify incomplete or unclear work notifications.
- Group work orders and/or notifications together that can be planned and completed as a single order.
- Determine the appropriate degree ofplanning.
- Create job plans for the effective execution of turnaround projects: job scopes, job step sequence, labor and material requirements, skill requirements, specifying the necessary tools and equipment, external resources, and determining work order costs
- Coordinate purchase requisitions / purchase orders and expediteorders to assure scheduled deliveryfor turnaround.
- Utilize the proper SAP status codes including work order start and finish dates to allow proper scheduling of the work order.
- Identify permitting requirements and special isolation needs.
- Create task lists (job plan library) for recurring jobs.
- Create purchase requisitions and reservations for necessary materials, equipment or services and orders material.
- Forward completed "ready-to-schedule" job packages to the Turnaround Scheduler.
- Continually improve the job plans by collaborating with Maintenance Supervisors and Engineers to 1) Maintain a spare parts inventory, 2) Build & Maintain Bill of Materials for area equipment, 3) Continually update task lists to ensure: necessary changes or improvements are incorporated, and efficiencies are captured per job feedback, 4) Obtaining and analyzing feedback from the work crew through the job feedbackprocess and 5) Updating the task list and job plan libraries.
- Review work scopes for changes which would result in triggering a Management of Change (MoC)
- Create Job Packets as needed by providing spec sheets, vendormanuals, P&IDs, pictures, isolation plans, job plan/ feedback form, etc.

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

Basic Qualifications
- Requires High School Diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of 7+ years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment or an Associates Degree with 4+ years’ experience preferred.
- Ability to learn Mechanical systems and equipment, and crafts, along with the an understanding of maintenance scheduling. Ability to procure and expedite materials and resources.
- Deal effectively with the unknown and unexpected and possess the ability to handle non-routine and emergency activities, such as schedule breakers, plant shutdowns, start-up, etc.
- Excellent organizational and work management skills.
- Keen attention to detail and a high degree of quality orientation.
- Strong communication skills, both orally and written.
- High level of competency in Excel, Primavera or Microsoft Access to optimize and organize work.
- Experience with SAP is a plus.
- Must demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical Thinking, Quality Orientation & Attention to Detail, Business & Financial Acumen, Teamworking, Work Management, Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Entrepreneurial Actions, Customer Focus, Strategic Thinking, and Striving for Achievement

- Analytical Thinking
- Quality Orientation & Attention to Detail
- Business and Financial Acumen
- Teamwork
- Work Management
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Entrepreneurial Actions
- Customer Focus
- Strategic Thinking
- Striving for Achievement

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: (NT)-Regional Functions North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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