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Turnaround Manager - Geismar, LA Job

Date: Sep 15, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Turnaround Manager - Geismar, LA-1703089

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.

Description
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…

BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. We have big goals for our North American Central Engineering group and we're working hard to build our Process and Project Engineering teams.

This is where you come in as the Turnaround (TAR) Manager in Geismar, Louisiana.

In this role, you will plan, lead, and drive the successful execution of all assigned phases of the turnaround management process for all Geismar plants (small, medium and large turnarounds). You will apply global procedures, best practices, and tools to the TAR process and ensure the milestone plan for the turnaround is achieved.

As the TAR Manager, you will provide expert leadership and management to the execution teams to ensure the safe, efficient, and effective execution of Turnaround and Outage maintenance by BASF employees and contractors. This includes mechanical, instrument, and electrical maintenance, along with the work processes and a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Formula for Success: …

As the Turnaround Manager, you will:

Provide managerial leadership for your assigned Maintenance Area:
- Oversee the development of multiple 5-year TAR plans, budgets ($50M - $70M), schedules, and organizations in line with the business unit objectives.
- Lead the development of TAR goals, ensure implementation, monitor effectiveness, and take necessary actions to meet overall business objectives.
- Manage talent development and succession planning for staff, including team development and building/maintaining an engaged workforce. Coach staff and support mutually agreed upon development needs and training opportunities. Conduct job assignments considering developmental opportunities, and providing training and coaching so employees can be successful.
- Provide oversight and direction to the turnaround planning team which can range from 20 to 70 people based on the size and complexity of the turnaround. Provide direct supervision to site Turnaround execution teams consisting of BASF TAR engineers, BASF TAR Coordinators, and multiple TAR Operations Planning Specialists. Oversee BASF employee and contractor teams that will vary in size based on the size and complexity of the turnaround.

Ensure Work Execution Efficiency and Effectiveness:
- Ensure all aspects of the TAR maintenance execution work processes are being followed
- Ensure the application of all safety rules, assuring personnel are aware of and employing safe working practices and promoting safety programs and behaviors.

Develop and implement TAR maintenance strategies to optimize effectiveness and efficiency:
- Establish and execute TAR contracting and material procurement strategies to ensure compliance with corporate procurement policies and provide the best overall service value and material total cost of ownership. Oversee the development and execution of TAR logistics processes.
- Continually develop and implement strategies to optimize multiple TAR work scopes to both reduce TAR spending and also ensure facility post start-up operating objectives are achieved.

Promote the use of LEAN manufacturing tools to identify waste and ensure continuous improvement:
- Understand, champion, and implement LEAN activities via role modeling activities, sharing best practices, and holding staff accountable.

Function as a Site, Corporate and Global expert for TAR maintenance processes, work execution:
- Serve on BASF regional and global teams to develop and optimize maintenance execution, reliability, and work processes. Serve as a representative to Professional Organizations and local councils.

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
- Leading a team of 10-12 Direct Reports and up to 1000 indirect employee and contract workers at any given time, you will leverage your experience managing large TARs as well as your expertise in mechanical, civil, instrumentation, and electrical engineering in a chemical/petrochemical, food, paper or other similar manufacturing operation.
- Having directly managed for a number of years, you will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of maintenance work and execution for all types of crafts typically used in such facilities as well as in depth knowledge and experience in the planning and execution of large (> $5M) turnarounds.
- Your knowledge of SAP and a strong knowledge of accounting practices associated with maintenance and project work is advantageous coupled with your experience in continuous process improvement such as lean methodologies and OpEx.

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.

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: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America


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