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Process Technician Job

Date: Aug 11, 2017

Location: Huntsville, AL, US

Company: BASF

Process Technician-1702335

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 with strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.

Purpose of the Job

At the BASF Huntsville Site, we make the chemistry and technology used in vehicle catalytic convertors and other environmental products. As part of our team, employees help us conceive, design, implement and validate new equipment, technologies and processes to help make our world's environment cleaner. This position contributes by assisting in developing, improving, testing and troubleshooting manufacturing processes. Process Technicians also provide technical support to the Coating Operations, Targeters, and Production Associates. In addition, this position collects and records data to support process metrics, comply with customer requirements, support site projects, etc., trains, confers, and reports to the Production Control Department.

Principal Responsibilities
- Safety advocate who is committed to identifying and reducing safety exposures
- Ensure the sustainability of the RTC program, by actively participating and leading the completion of projects to drive significant continuous improvements of operational KPIs
- Support Coating Operations by troubleshooting slurry rheology issues
- Account for slurry dispositions to minimize PGM losses in the process
- Assistance with Global Rheology benchmarking and rheology guideline sustainability
- Collaboration with Process Engineering to develop and maintain slurry normalization guide
- Prepares, compiles and records production control data and training materials.
- Tests process equipment and instruments to observe and record operating characteristics and performance of specified process.
- Observes manufacturing processes and recommends modification or change.
- Trains, observes and confers with equipment operators to ensure specified techniques are used to troubleshoot the process and to assist operators in achieving optimum equipment operation.
- May participate in internal audits and process reviews.
- Assists in developing, testing, and implementing new processes and procedures.
- Prepares, updates and maintains process documentation.
- Must be willing and able to work any assigned shift and OT as required.

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

Basic Qualifications:
- High School Diploma or GED required
- 5+ years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Possess specialized trade or skill
- Self-directed and operate independently, take ownership for results, overcome obstacles and drive change
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and initiate work projects and can multi-task
- Ability to operate or maintain complex equipment
- Must possess intermediate to advanced computer skills (MS Office and relevant technical software required), including the ability to learn various types of software

Primary Location: US-AL-Huntsville
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Night Job
Organization: G-CCE-Mobile Emissions Catalysts

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

Job Segment: Technician, Maintenance, Coating, Engineer, Testing, Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering