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Senior Engineer I, Safety Engineering, Wyandotte Job

Date: Apr 20, 2017

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Senior Engineer I, Safety Engineering, Wyandotte-1700538

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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Senior Engineer I, Safety Engineering to support Research & Development and the Operating Divisions of our Chemical and Process Engineering group in the field of Safety Engineering.

This R&D group maintains technological leadership by developing innovative solutions for BASF operations, improving methods for future developments, and advancing new technologies.

Senior Engineer I, Safety Engineering (1700538)

You will provide research and development services as well as process engineering services for BASF investment activities. You will manage complex projects with a focus on innovation for the Worldwide BASF Group, but the main focus will be in North America. You will join a global team of Safety experts.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Execute complex projects individually or in a team for projects that require a high level of specialized know-how and broad experience; follow global process engineering design rules & best practices and document results according to company standards; identify new projects and actively explore possibilities of optimization in projects.
- Manage full range of projects and independently interact with stakeholders/customers (e.g. plant manager, process manager, others) to clarify needs.
- Participate in the development of the team’s area of expertise, and initiate and participate in research projects.
- Actively broaden your own knowledge in your field of expertise and expand your repertoire of methods.
- Support know-how transfer within the team (i.e. mentoring of less experienced team members).
- Assume a radar function by observing and evaluating new methods, market trends and the activities of competitors (patents, literature).
- Potentially supervise other professionals and lab technicians and act as a functional lead of a virtual team.
- Comply with EHS rules. Initiate safety review for experiments, ensure compliance, and assume EHS responsibilities delegated by senior manager.
- Enhance network in global Process Engineering community and local R&D community; Build up and actively use your network for your own project tasks and to support the acquisition of projects (with guidance from your manager).
- Grow your network in the external R&D community and represent your area of expertise in academic conferences (including scientific presentations).

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…
- PhD in chemical engineering , chemistry or mechanical engineering or an MS degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or mechanical engineering with 3 years related experience, or a BS degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or mechanical engineering with 5 years related experience.
- Related experience should be in safety or fluid process engineering with significant experience in handling two-phase flow phenomena. This includes a solid theoretical understanding and the ability to design, supervision and analysis results of lab experiments.
- Experience in safety engineering shall involve several key areas preferably design, evaluation and verification of complex overpressure protection systems. Additionally, experience in the assessment of chemical reactions, classification of substances, dispersion modeling, explosion characterization, consequence analysis and other aspects of experimental safety testing would be beneficial.
- Methodological background for problem identification and solving problems with long term sustainable solutions as well as experience in supervising lab experiments.
- Demonstrated project management skills required.
- Ability to effectively and successfully work in teams.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to successfully interact with internal and external customers.

Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCC-Heterogeneous Catalysis

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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