BASF Mechanical Design Engineer in Geismar, Louisiana

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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Mechanical Design Engineer – Geismar, LA

We are looking for a candidate like you to provide mechanical engineering leadership on all phases of capital and expense projects including, but not limited to, scope development, cost estimating, specification and procurement of rotating and static equipment, quality assurance, and technical support for startup and commissioning. You will collaborate with a team of internal and external partners to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects. As a subject matter expert, we are relying on you to provide mechanical leadership to our team of piping designers.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your strong educational and professional background in Mechanical Engineering, you will provide engineering expertise and leadership in the specification, design, requisition, and installation of new piping, vessels, and machinery in accordance with plant design requirements, BASF standards, and regulatory requirements.

  • Your extensive knowledge of vessel, piping, and machinery will be essential as you solicit vendor inquiries, prepare bid tabulations, and collaborate with external suppliers and fabricators.

  • Your strong analytical and problem-solving skills will be essential as you perform pressure vessel modifications and rerates, evaluate nozzle loads, and complete piping flexibility reviews in accordance with industry codes and BASF standards.

  • Your flexibility and agility will be an asset as you manage multiple projects, initiatives, and commitments simultaneously.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will collaborate with plant operations, maintenance, engineering, and external engineering firms.

  • Your ability to make crucial business decisions will be valued as you will identify areas of cost reduction, develop safe effective solutions, and drive continuous improvement.

  • Your solid attention to detail and organization skills will be important as you develop/monitor mechanical cost estimates, manpower forecasts/tracking, schedule and budget metrics, and provide responsive and effective communications regarding your project activities.

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: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-FTN/G-Technical Site Services Geismar-63000381

Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1803194