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BASF Shift Supervisor in Geismar, Louisiana

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Shift Supervisor - 1901953 - Geismar, LA

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 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 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, supervises work activities of assigned Daily Operations Team (DOT) personnel engaged in operating the plant(s) within the cluster safely and reliably to produce products. Primary focus of the supervisor is to maintain a safe and reliable plant and to develop the Operators that work in the cluster.

Primary Responsibilities’ include:

  • Executes daily operating plans in conjunctionunder the supervision of the Production Supervisor.

  • Directs equipment and process adjustmentsbased on previous shift activities, review of operator's and supervisor'slogs, physical survey, and laboratory test results, and records allproduction and operational data in logs provided

  • Supervises work activities on Daily OperationsTeam shift personnel, to include BASF direct and contractor, engaged inoperating equipment and processes (i.e. chemical reactors, compression,distillation, filtration, absorption, etc.) using materials which areflammable, corrosive, hazardous, and toxic in nature to product products

  • Responsible for working with Daily SupportTeam in priority setting and equipment repairs; and for timeliness ofequipment preparation for maintenance

  • Directs Daily Operations Team personnel inobservance of safe practices, labor relations, and good housekeeping,taking necessary corrective steps and instructing personnel as required

  • Directs activities of Daily Operations Teampersonnel in event of fires, explosion, and any other emergency in theplant until relieved

  • Instructs and trains new operators and keepsthe Shifts up to date on Management of Change issues and SOP revisions andrequired regulatory training

  • Follows BASF's EEO and Affirmative Actionpolicies and promotes their observance in performance of job duties

  • Provides coaching/feedback to Daily OperationsTeam operators in the form of Performance Evaluations.

  • Direct/Supervise operations, shutdowns, andstart-ups to prevent damage to equipment due to potentiallyflammable/toxic material

  • Coordinates all repairs and equipmentchangeovers with Daily Support Team to minimize damage and costly repairs

  • Responsible for the safety of all DailyOperations Team members under area of supervision. All safety rules andregulations must be strictly enforced. Leads and documents AccidentInvestigations for injuries, near misses and spills that occur on shift.

  • Related duties as assigned.

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking, QualityOrientation & Attention to Detail

  • Business & FinancialAcumen

  • Team Working

  • Work Management

  • Communication &Interpersonal Skills

  • Entrepreneurial Action

  • Customer Focus

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Striving for Achievement

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 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.

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in operations of a chemical plant with intimate knowledge of departmental functions and plant operations.

  • 2 years supervisory or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Strong Leadership Skills required to direct Operators to produce quality chemicals in a safe and cost effective manner.

  • Strong Coaching Skills required to develop Operators in the understanding of the chemical plant operation and to grow their understanding of technical and business issues.

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to interface with Daily Operations Team (DOT), Daily Support Team (DST), Technical Engineering Services Team (TES), Lab, Technology Group, contractors, and outside vendors.

  • Strong technical problem solving skills to help in the resolution of problems in the different manufacturing areas that effect plant performance.

  • Board experience strongly preferred

This position requires all candidates to either currently opssess or botain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker IDentification Credential) Card from the Un. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-CMN/GM-Operations Isocyanates-63006752

Title: Shift Supervisor

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1901953