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Reliability Engineer/Specialist Job

Date: Jan 2, 2018

Location: Zachary, LA, US

Company: BASF

Reliability Engineer/Specialist-1705080

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the 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.

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…

This position is responsible for providing mechanical expertise to the site. The role provides technical support to Production and Maintenance personnel, leads or participates in Root Cause Failure Analyses, and monitors KPI data for early identification and resolution of reliability issues. This position may also collaborate with Production and Maintenance personnel and provide services related to design review, repair and maintenance, including predictive/preventative maintenance activities. In addition, the incumbent will provide technical support to troubleshooting of problems and optimization of PM and PdM programs. Finally, this position also ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Apply appropriate reliability tools to drive improvements, optimize costs and improve asset effectiveness. Tools may include, but are not limited to, the Bad Actor Program, FMEA, RBI, RBM, RCM, and the Reliability Roadmap.
- Ensure development and sustenance of the Critical Equipment list.
- Participate in Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFAs) and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.
- Participate in the Bad Actor program and create action plans for improving reliability.
- Identify and implement mechanical best practices across the site.
- Assist maintenance and operations team with daily troubleshooting/provide sustainable solutions
- Assist in the training and development of in-house maintenance resources.
- Support capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design, and construction of projects in accordance with plant design requirements, BASF standards, and regulatory requirements.

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's degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5+ years of manufacturing, maintenance and/or reliability experience preferred OR 10+ years of manufacturing, maintenance and/or reliability experience in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing operation required.

· Broad based, hands on knowledge and experience with various types of mechanical equipment. Also must possess a solid understanding of maintenance work processes.

· Ability to communicate effectively with facts and figures along with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate. Strong interpersonal skills are required in this position.

· Knowledge and experience to provide technical guidance

· A general understanding of maintenance activities associated with process equipment such as centrifugal pumps, piping system, pressure vessels, atmospheric storage tanks, positive displacement pumps, relief devices and compressors of various design.

· General knowledge of API and ASME codes, vibration analysis and equipment lubrication programs

· General knowledge of SAP

Primary Location: US-LA-Zachary
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CIN-Intermediates North America

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