13 Apr, 2022

Production Engineer

  • BASF
  • Geismar, LA, USA
Operations Manager Chemicals

Job Description

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.




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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.




And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2020 as one of America’s Best Employers. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!




Production Engineer (2201074)) 




Where the Chemistry Happens




We are seeking a professional like you to utilize in-depth technical knowledge for areas of responsibility to support the daily operation of the Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) plant while providing technical assistance in executing the required production plan.  You will apply engineering best practices to solve process and production problems and create improvements in plant operations.  You will be instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise and as a solution provider.  You will analyze productivity, quality, and maintenance data and use that information to optimize existing plant equipment and improve reliability.  This position requires you to demonstrate your strong leadership qualities in safe plant operation via adherence to PSM/RMP regulations and BASF Process Safety rules and practices.  You will be responsible for execution of MOCs, safety reviews, support of PHAs, and updates to process safety information.  You will assist the Daily Operations Team in technical troubleshooting, support global technology initiatives, turnarounds, and participate in the on-call rotation.  You will participate in a high-performance team environment including daily production, technology, maintenance, health and safety, ecology, quality assurance, and engineering. You will contribute to our customers success by supporting the MDI plant.  The MDI value chain is developing a major expansion project which will significantly expand the capacity for MDI production in North America.







Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success



    Leveraging your educational background in Chemical Engineering discipline as well as your professional experience within a chemical/petrochemical manufacturing environment, you will provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets.



    Your strong technical skills will be a valued asset as you lead the drive for technical expertise in yourself and others and pursue sustainable solutions by supporting a safe and efficient operation.



  • Utilizing your familiarity with chemical processing equipment, you will monitor operations on a daily/weekly basis and analyze and study trends to determine patterns, research inefficiencies, and identify action plans to correct issues.



    Your strong understanding of chemical engineering principles and their application in a plant environment will aid you as you generate and complete MOCs and PSSRs and revalidate temporary MOCs to confirm their validity.



    Your sound troubleshooting and analytical skills will serve you well as you provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the Daily Operational Team for plant problems that occur.



    Your familiarity with process equipment operation including pumps, heat exchangers, and vessels will be essential as you offer technical and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and Quality Incidents.



    Demonstrating your excellent teamwork skills, you will participate in production planning and scheduling.



    Adapting to changes in priority within the production environment, you will be part of the on-call rotation and respond to after-hour events that impact production or EHS.



    Your excellent communication and computer skills will be a valued asset as you interface with the business team, suppliers, customers, and vendors as needed to maintain plant operation.



    Your strong interpersonal skills will allow you to collaborate with cross-functional and high-performance teams and to create an inclusive environment by valuing people above all else.



  • Your ability to adapt to regular changes in priorities will be necessary as you encounter occasions to support plant outages. Additionally, you will be involved in the planning and execution of plant turnarounds.



    Your effective communication skills will enable you to lead change and to demonstrate customer focus by achieving continuous improvement.



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.




BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.




This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

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