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Technology Manager - Amines Job

Date: Jun 16, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Technology Manager - Amines-1700887

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…

We are seeking a Technology Manager, Amines, to join our team. 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 Technology Manager for Amines technology in our Geismar, LA location.

Technology Manager, Amines (1700887) – Geismar, LA

You will lead and manage the Technology Team for the Amines department. This is a strategic position focused on the identification and implementation of projects that support and enable the manufacturing team, to achieve the overall business goals with respect to manufacturing safely, effectively and at the lowest cost.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Mentor and coach of the technology team, including overseeing of the Project Manufacturing Representatives as they lead and support projects
- Coordinate of overall capital plan and execution with the technology team and project/capital teams ensuring resource availability for the successful completion of projects
- Support of key business and site growth activities
- Perform as Leader for Process Optimization and technology innovation through identification, evaluation, development, prioritization, and implementation of plant improvement ideas using continuous improvement methodologies
- Lead Management of Process Safety Systems and Documentation (Process Descriptions, Stature, etc.)
- Promote contact/interaction between NAFTA and Global resources for assigned manufacturing processes
- Facilitate the data collection and evaluation for benchmarking activities as required

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…
- BS in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or another related technical discipline required MBA or MS in related engineering or chemistry field preferred.
- Minimum 10+ years chemical manufacturing experience and minimum 2+ years of leadership experience.
- Experience in driving changes and process improvements using Continuous Improvement methodologies & tools, such as LEAN and Six Sigma, is strongly preferred.
- Multi-technology, Multi-site, or overseas experience preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of Process Safety Management and BASF Safety program implementation systems and documentation is required.
- Prior experience as a Project Manager/Engineer or Manufacturing Representative required.
- Familiarity with automation concepts such as instrumentation, DCS, and safety instrumented systems.
- Demonstrated ability to lead change.
- Proven record of developing creative solutions to new problems, or continuously improving systems and processes.
- Interpersonal skills to develop team members and inspire an atmosphere of collaboration and innovation.

Leadership Expectations:

As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CIN-Intermediates North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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