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Production Engineer Job

Date: Mar 14, 2017

Location: Newport, DE, US

Company: BASF

Production Engineer-1700661

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…

We are seeking a Production Engineer to support our site manufacturing operations by providing quality and process troubleshooting, leading process optimization projects, coordinating new product introductions and implementing improvement ideas to achieve site objectives in the safest, most economical, and efficient manner.

Formula for Success: You Will...
- Ensure that all activities are performed in a safe manner. Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care®, and OSHA regulations by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors.
- Review, monitor, develop, modify and maintain manufacturing processes and their control systems to maximize contribution to profitability. Utilize lean manufacturing tools where appropriate. Design data collection plans, lead plant trials, analyze data, and implement improvements. Lead or participate in teams in support of optimizing plant processes for quality, cost, reliability, and productivity.
- Represent manufacturing, coordinating new product introductions, process optimization projects, and process and product changes using a cross-functional team approach that ensures all aspects of the product and process changes have been addressed. Identify, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding new process technologies.
- Monitor, and help establish, the performance standards for the manufacturing process and the systems which control them. Maintain process databases and provide timely and routine feedback to those responsible for the performance.
- Troubleshoot system and process problems in collaboration with other production engineers, process support engineers and others to ensure that all aspects of the manufacturing process, process control system and equipment operation are managed effectively. This may also include management of small capital projects to support asset effectiveness and production needs.
- Support existing automation systems (hardware and software) by: process and automation changes required by operations; when scheduled, provide 24-hour on-call technical support for troubleshooting process and control system problems, recommend and implement control system hardware and software upgrades as necessary.
- Provide support to the site to ensure all ISO, PSM and other regulatory, external and internal, requirements are met. This includes, but is not limited to: coordinating and leading PHAs, managing/supporting the Change Manager and AIM reporting tools, investigating incidents, driving/coordinating closure of action items.
- Must increase operational effectiveness and efficiency of production unit.
- Identify opportunities to improve all aspects of manufacturing processes and their control systems, ensure appropriate allocation of approved resources.
- Effectively communicate with production supervisors, planners, and lab personnel daily for purposes of improving process and product performance.

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…
- Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Chemistry plus a minimum of three years’ technical experience in the Chemical industry required
- Working knowledge of chemical processes (batch operations preferred) and familiarity developing Standard Operating Procedures required
- Functional computer skills (Microsoft office, SAP) required; working knowledge of technical computer skills (ASPEN, OSI PI, CAD) and OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements preferred
- Understanding of advanced process automation systems required; programming, developing and maintaining the process automation systems preferred
- Must be able to work independently, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and serve as a member of or interface with multi-disciplinary teams and personnel at all levels.
- Strong analytical skills and demonstrated success in implementing Operational Excellence improvement tools such as Six Sigma, SPC, etc. in a manufacturing environment
- Root cause analysis and problem solving skills, ability to plan and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines, and willingness to take initiative and be open to new ideas

Primary Location: US-DE-Newport
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: G-EDP-Pigments

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