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Senior MES/PIMS Engineer Job

Date: Apr 30, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Senior MES/PIMS Engineer-1700496

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 are seeking a Senior MES/PIMS Engineer to join our Automation team within our Manufacturing Support Services department.

This position will be located in Geismar, LA, Wyandotte, MI, or the greater Houston area and requires

25-30% travel. Candidate must currently possess, or obtain, and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Senior MES/PIMS Engineer (1700496)

You will identify, champion, implement and maintain Automation, MES and Automation/MES Maintenance applications, thereby providing a key contribution to the North American manufacturing sites on their Journey to Operational Excellence.

Key Competencies
- Customer Focus - Established ability to initiate contacts with operations and maintain relationships for mutual benefit.
- Entrepreneurial Action - The ability to identify opportunities or problems and, in the light of this, to proactively formulate and implement objectives and implement action plans, or make decisions.
- Innovativeness - A fundamentally open attitude to new things as well as the deliberate search for novel solutions and scope for optimization. Innovations relate to the entire BASF range of business and, without fail, add value.
- Communication and Interpersonal Understanding - An interest in and concern for people, and includes the desire to understand others. The ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner is the prerequisite for successful interpersonal understanding

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Focus Item leadership as designated within the MSS Process Control / Automation group including leadership, guidance for and development of Automation/MES Maintenance service models, including business case development, policies, procedures, and implementation.
- Actively involved as a technical expert for MES systems, including Tier 2 & 3 layer of support for sites within the North American Region with Automation/MES Issues, which involves MES Application Engineering & Trouble shooting, MES Support & Maintenance, Training and Awareness
- Develop solutions and procedures to integrate MES systems with Operational Excellence and LEAN activities on sites. This includes active collaboration with the regional Operational Excellence organization NCE/S.
- Provide Tier 1 support for all sites in North American region on Automation & MES issues, as needed.
- Actively serve as Global MES liaison
- Participate with North American Process Control and Automation Team members, including North American CoEs, which may also include CoE Leadership opportunities within Process Control CoE, Instrument Control CoE, and/or SIS CoE.
- Provide guidance and support of Automation Security initiatives under the direction of the North American Process Control and Automation group.
- Provide guidance for the North American region on Automation / Control Systems / MES.
- Manage and control MSS – Process Control / Automation projects in North America
- Lead teams to accomplish required task and deliverables

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 an Engineering Discipline or other related technical field and 6 years of experience in chemical industry automation and MES or Associate's degree in Engineering or Computer Technology and 9+ years combined work experience in the chemical industry with emphasis on Manufacturing Execution Systems (Plant Information Management systems - PIMs, Dashboarding, mobile applications, and wireless)
- Strong technical knowledge in Process Controls, networking, security, MES applications and control systems
- Proficiency in DCS, MES, Automation Security, and networking
- Strong knowledge of the BASF partnered DCS systems and BASF MES Applications Expertise
- Strong computer skills with SQL scripting capability
- SCADA system knowledge
- Wired/wireless networking knowledge

You May Also Have…
- Demonstrated work experience in identifying and resolving control system and field instrumentation issues in the Chemicals, Refining or Petrochemicals industry is an advantage.
- Experience with MES systems, DCS Configuration, and other similar software applications will be required, but can be acquired through developmental training while working in the position.

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