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Manufacturing Automation Programmer Job

Date: Jul 8, 2017

Location: Huntsville, AL, US

Company: BASF

Manufacturing Automation Programmer-1701536

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…

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.

We are seeking a Programmer who will contribute to this effort by controlling equipment units or systems that process, by batch, large quantities of raw materials, to include high-priced precious metals, into catalytic slurries utilizing an array of technologies. Each batch is processed according to work instructions, knowledge of operating procedures, chemical reactions, laboratory test results, and correlation of process instrumentation.

The individual in this role will provide programming support for all process equipment through the development and implementation of software changes to improve productivity, reduce cost, and improve safety. This process requires taking a production concept or process and developing the control scheme, the PLC or HMI program, installation of the software on the equipment, and working with process engineers to refine the program. In addition, the role includes worldwide support for Catalyst Emissions (CCE) sites and joint venture partners.

*Task must be performed within the requirements of the IATF 16949:2016 process.

Manufacturing Automation Programmer (1701536)

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provide programming support for all processing/manufacturing equipment, and manage assigned projects to timely completion within budget scope.
- Develop, install, and maintain software for process changes and machine alterations by request from site process engineers, maintenance department, operations, and project engineering personnel, as well as worldwide CCE operations and joint venture partners.
- Establish and/or modify work procedures to meet site demands, and recommend corrective actions to improve maintenance and production operations.
- Engage with project engineering and equipment vendors to optimize equipment automation during machine development, installation, and start-up.
- Assist in developing annual maintenance and facilities goals and objectives; support controlling of maintenance costs to satisfy established site budget.
- Lend PLC and HMI support for the Huntsville maintenance department, and train maintenance personnel for continuous development of individual skills and knowledge.
- Maintain back-up software files for Huntsville process equipment, and requisition necessary repair materials.
- Align with TES Manager to achieve site and CCE objectives.

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…
- AS degree or Technical School Certification required, BS preferred
- 5+ years related experience with industrial automation and machine integration
- Training or certification plus practical experience with at least one of the following software programs: Allen Bradley Panelview,RSLogix, FTBatch, FTSE, FTME and S-88 Standard; HMI - Wonderware INTOUCH; Siemens - Simatic S7, Simovis, and Simocom U, Starter, S7 Technology, TIA Portal, Profibus, Profinet and Profisafe.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Requires advanced computer skills with a working knowledge of industrial PLC and HMI software.
- Must have an extensive understanding of industrial control systems including instrumentation; a highly skilled understanding of industrial mechanical systems and industrial robotic systems; project management and budget control experience.
- Able to work in a team environment. Must manage multiple projects. Job requires flexibility and world travel based on a project basis.

- Knowledge of one of the following, Machine Safety Systems and Integration, Industrial Printer control interfaces, 2D Verification and Vision Inspection systems, or RFID systems
- SQL Database Familiarity
- Familiarity with Data Tracking and Capture
- Quality systems knowledge and automotive experience desired but not required.

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

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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