03 May, 2023

Process Engineer

  • BASF
  • Theodore, AL, USA
Process Engineer 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.





Who Are We? 


As the leading global chemical supplier for the personal care, home care, industrial and institutional cleaning industries, and technical applications in the agrochemical industry, BASF Care Chemicals is focused on partnering with customers to create innovative solutions with great speed and agility to meet the current and future needs of society in a more sustainable way. We are proud to contribute to the long-term success of our customers’ brands by offering a broad range of products and concepts such as common household items, like cosmetics, detergents and cleaners, as well as industrial products and processes like crop protection, rubber belts, hoses, concrete, and metal plating. 

At Care Chemicals, we not only care about supporting our customers and achieving strong business results; we care about our team members. We aim to create a motivating, inspiring and inclusive work environment where all team members feel supported, heard and developed. Being part of our team means showing up every day to work collaboratively across functions to win for the overall success of the team. We value bringing diverse perspectives and backgrounds together to stretch our teams to think differently, challenge the status quo and problem solve for the greater good of our customers and society.

Come, be a part of our team and create Care chemistry with us. 



Where the Chemistry Happens 

We are seeking a professional like you to develop in-depth technical knowledge for areas of responsibility and work collocated with Operations team. In this role, you will manage capital projects, reliability improvements, management of PSM activities, safety reviews, and process safety information. You will assist the Daily Operations Team (DOT) in technical troubleshooting and participate in weekend on-call rotation. 

You will participate in the coordination of production, maintenance, technology improvements, continuous improvement KPI tracking, health and safety, ecology, quality assurance, and work closely with DOT members in a high-performance team environment. You will also work internationally in support of global chelates business, as required. 



As a Process Engineer, you create chemistry by… 


  • Leading process optimization and technology innovation by identifying, evaluating, developing, prioritizing, and implementing improvement ideas for debottlenecking and troubleshooting of processes.  
  • Improving performance, reliability, positively impacting operational costs, and addressing business needs using continuous improvement methodologies (With a specific focus on granulation unit). 
  • Ensuring plant changes or modifications are captured and documented as a part of PSM “Management of Change”. 
  • Coordinating the overall capital plan with the Technology team and serving as a manufacturing representative on capital projects, executing, commissioning and startup of those projects. 
  • Working with the Operations Team in the development of plant trials, experiments, and data collection and promoting interaction between NAFTA chelate production and global technology by serving on multi-site teams to solve chelate chemistry-wide problems and implement solutions. 
  • Leading the PHA process, owning and managing critical process safety systems and documentation for units of expertise and providing technical support for risk assessments on Management of Change to ensure changes do not jeopardize plant safety. 
  • Developing in-depth technical knowledge of chelate chemistry and one or more operating units to assist with process improvement, troubleshooting activities and turnaround planning (Exchange with North American chelate chemistry, global technology exchange, etc.) 


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




Your formula for success… 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering 
  • Experience within a chemical or manufacturing environment 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Process Safety Management 
  • Practical experience in process improvement, troubleshooting activities and turnaround planning 
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization 


You @ BASF  

At BASF you get more than just compensation, Medical & Dental. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Our Periodic Table of Benefits includes some additional perks below for starters… 

  • Flexible Work Arrangements whenever possible 
  • Retirement Benefits 
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement 
  • Mentoring & Development Programs 
  • Employee Discounts  
  • Pet insurance 
  • Matching Donations to your favorite cause 
  • Access to our BASF Wine Cellar  


What are you waiting for? Click Apply now to BELONG@BASF!! 

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