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BASF Maintenance Manager in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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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.

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Maintenance Manager – 2100898 – Chattanooga, TN

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a CPL Coordinator to work in the Dispersions & Resin (ED) business unit as part of our Wyandotte, MI company site.

Purpose is to provide professional maintenance engineering and maintenance management support for Chattanooga Site latex operations primarily in the area of site maintenance, equipment reliability, predictive and preventive maintenance, capital projects, contracts for engineering and construction services, plant energy and efficiency improvements, and maintenance management of safe operations. The job also requires the integration of the site procedures and Technical Standards with BASF Corporate requirements.

In-depth knowledge of engineering preferably mechanical acquired through educational achievements and industrial experience is essential. A sound knowledge of pertinent local, state, and federal codes and regulations is required. The Site Reliability Engineer should be a competent, responsive, mature professional engineer with good judgment and broad knowledge of many disciplines. The incumbent should also be a self-starter, possess strong interpersonal communication skills and be able to work in a team-based environment. Knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance technique is also required. Extensive and detailed knowledge and use of multiple SAP tasks and reporting is required.

Maintenance Manager will improve plant equipment reliability and performance through the analysis of maintenance SAP data and make recommendations for improvement. Collection and analysis of maintenance and stores KPI’s. Lead the Site Maintenance Reliability Team to continuously improve plant reliability and availability. Develop plant standards, procedures, and preventive/predictive maintenance plans for equipment inspection and repair in compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements. Ensure compliance with BASF Technical Standards. Facilitate communications between Production, Maintenance, and Engineering Department. Manage construction activities and groups for site. Support and continually apply Quality Improvement policies and procedures.

Formula for Success

We consider the health, safety and security of people and the protection of the environment to be our most fundamental responsibilities. Responsible Care® is integral to how we conduct our business and operate our facilities; it provides the framework for goals, objectives and standards that meet or surpass legal requirements, create industry best practices, and develop sustainable solutions. We work with customers, suppliers and distribution partners to ensure our products are handled safely and champion Responsible Care® principles across the business value chain. We proactively engage with stakeholders to report our performance and address their concerns. At BASF, our commitment to Responsible Care®

is shared by every employee.

The employee participation standard at OSHA 1910.119(c) (PSM) is intended to provide for a cooperative participatory environment and necessary flow of information from management to employees and from employees to management on process safety to eliminate or mitigate the consequences of catastrophic releases of highly hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Employees must be aware and involved in PSM activities of their respective work areas/tasks.

The ultimate responsibility for accident prevention rests with each individual employee. All employees are obligated to cooperate fully in the safety program so as to prevent injury to themselves and their fellow employees, and financial loss to the company.

The following elements establish the basic framework of BASF Corporation's Safety and Loss Prevention Program: Employee involvement is essential to the success of the 7 elements:

  • Management Commitment

  • Assignment of Responsibility, Authority and Accountability

  • Maintenance of Safe Working Condition

  • Training

  • Accident Reporting, Analysis and Record

  • Emergency Procedures and Programs

  • Acceptance of Personal Accountability

Life-saving rules are intended to supplement and support existing BASF management systems, programs, and policies. We have spent time simplifying the language so our focus and efforts are heightened for those critical rules that, when violated, may result in a fatality. Sites will thoroughly investigate each serious incident with the general expectation that a willful violation will result in termination.

  • Safe work permit: Always authorize work using the safe work permitting process.

  • Confined space: Never enter a confined space without a confined space permit.

  • Lock, tag and try: Always isolate and verify all hazardous energy sources.

  • Fall protection: Always protect yourself from a fall when working at height.

  • Suspended loads: Never walk or work under suspended loads.

  • Atmospheric Testing: Always conduct atmospheric testing when required.

  • Protective Devices: Never bypass protective devices unless authorized.

  • Excavation: Always identify underground hazards before digging.

  • Hot Work: Never conduct hot work in electrically classified areas without a hot work permit.

  • Line Break: Never initiate a line breaking activity unless authorized.

  • BASF empowers employees, contingent employees, and contractors to stop work by intervening with others or stopping work activity when there is the potential for: a serious injury, impairment of health, adverse effect on safe operation of a process, or an adverse impact to the environment.

In our continuation of the Journey to EHS Excellence, tools and processes for Exposure Reduction are included in order to engage employees at all levels and provide skills to positively impact personal safety, process safety and environmental compliance. We want to move forward by changing the mindset that a safe day is more than “a day with no injuries/incidents” rather it is controlling and managing exposure for self and others. We want to create a culture that proactively approaches, and addresses workplace hazards and eliminates "at risk" behaviors.

This simple idea – adjusting our behaviors to reduce our exposure to hazards – is at the center of what’s called “behavior based safety” or “exposure reduction,” the safety philosophy and process that is taking BASF’s Journey to EHS Excellence to the next level. It is also how we’re carrying out BASF’s core value “We never compromise on safety” now and in the future, and it is critical to achieving our regional key priority of best in class EHS performance.

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.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EDN/OC-Production Chattanooga-63018306

Title: Maintenance Manager

Location: TN-Chattanooga

Requisition ID: 2100898