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Production Engineer, Peekskill Job

Date: Jun 14, 2017

Location: Peekskill, NY, US

Company: BASF

Production Engineer, Peekskill-1702184

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.

The Production Engineer is the primary technical support for the Operations Group to drive sustained improvements in safety, quality, productivity and cost. Using engineering experience, knowledge and fundamentals of manufacturing, this position is designed to optimize, troubleshoot, de-bottleneck, monitor and improve all unit operations on site. In addition, provide engineering support and know-how to the Product Development Group, lead Operational Excellence Teams on site improvement initiatives, and manage small scale capital projects from start to finish.

This position is the primary resource to troubleshoot, identify and remedy production, quality, and EH&S-related issues on the manufacturing floor. Identifies potential opportunities in the manufacturing process where waste can be eliminated. This position develops, maintains and updates site standard operating procedures. Provides training to operators and supervisors for the safe operation of the equipment. Reviews and improves product quality by developing solutions to production problems, equipment and engineering designs. Develops control plans for sustainability. This position must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures to turn around equipment as quickly as possible.

1. Daily Operations Technical Support:
- Data collection & analysis
- Plant Equipment Inspections
- Operator Interaction & Dialogue
- Adherence to SOP’s and Control Plans
- Production Meeting Follow-up: Attended daily to ensure a safe, effective execution of production plan, making the targeted quality product with limited amount of down time in operation.

2. Efficiency Improvement Identification:
- Identify Opportunities
- Equipment data analysis
- LEAN Manufacturing Concepts
- Cost analysis
- MOC – Management of Change Implementation

3. Personnel training:
- Job Safety Analyses (JSA's)
- Process Optimization
- Equipment Specific Operations
- Operational Excellence Tools
- Product Development

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
- Values EHS principles demonstrating personal accountability resulting in a ‘Zero-Incident Mindset’.
- Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering
- Minimum of 18 months related experience in production, process and/or manufacturing industry; will consider PDP experience.
- Proven history in unit operations troubleshooting and optimization.
- Experience with production optimization and process design for a broad range of unit operations, including waste treatment, solids handling, reactors, furnaces, dryers and fume scrubbers.
- Strong process troubleshooting experience.
- Experience in Process Safety Analyses.
- Project Management Experience
- Possess solid communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Proficiency in Statistical Process Control principles, strategies and implementation.
- Proficiency in a variety of computer applications including e-mail, inventory, production reporting and maintenance system (SAP), Statistical Process Control software, word processing and spreadsheets.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with hourly and salaried coworkers at all levels of an organization.
- Display initiative and a have a strong drive for results: Ability to be self-directed and manage multiple priorities.

Primary Location: US-NY-Peekskill
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: G-EDP-Pigments

Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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