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Shift Supervisor - Acetylene/Formic Acid Job

Date: May 2, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Shift Supervisor - Acetylene/Formic Acid-1802194

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Shift Supervisor – Acetylene Formic/Acid (1802194) – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Chemical Intermediates group offers a comprehensive portfolio of chemical processes and innovative specialties. With our finished products and chemical intermediates, we contribute to the success of our customers worldwide. Customers both external and internal to BASF.

The Chemical Intermediates Group has an opportunity for a Shift Supervisor in the Acetylene/Formic Acid department located at the BASF Geismar, LA location. The Acetylene/Formic Acid department manufactures Acetylene, 2-pyrolidone and n-vinyl pyrrolidone for inter-department use, polyvinyl pyrrolidone for cosmetic and pharma sales, and Formic Acid. These processes offer the unique exposure to continuous, batch, gas, liquids, and solids chemical unit operations, all within the same manufacturing department. This position reports to the Production Supervisor.

In this role, you will supervise work activities of an assigned Daily Operations Team (DOT) personnel engaged in operating the plant(s) within the cluster safely and reliably to produce products. Your primary focus is to maintain a safe and reliable plant and to develop the Operators that work in the cluster.

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

Formula for Success
- Your strong leadership skills will be a valued asset as you supervise work activities of Daily Operations Team shift personnel engaged in operating equipment and processes (e.g., chemical reactors, compression, distillation, filtration, absorption) using materials which are flammable, corrosive, hazardous, and toxic in nature to produce products.
- Your professional background in a chemical operations environment will be essential as you execute daily operating plans in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, the Production Supervisor.
- Your commitment to workplace safety will be critical as you will assume responsibility for the safety of all Daily Operations Team members under area of supervision while ensuring all safety rules and regulations are strictly enforced.
- Leveraging your strong coaching and training skills, you will instruct new operators and keep the shifts updated on Management of Change issues, procedural revisions, and required regulatory training.
- Successfully engaging inside and outside the organization, you will regularly interface with the Daily Operations Team (DOT), Daily Support Team (DST), Technical Engineering Services Team (TES), Analytical Services, Technology Group, contractors, and outside vendors.
- With your ability to resolve problems in different manufacturing areas that effect plant performance, you will work with the Daily Support Team in priority setting and equipment repairs; and for timeliness of equipment preparation for maintenance.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Rotating
Organization: N-CIN-Intermediates North America

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