BASF Lead Shift Engineer - Huntsville, AL in Huntsville, Alabama

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!

Production Engineer – CCE Huntsville (1803016) – Huntsville, AL

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are looking for an engineer like you to lead a team of Coating Shift Engineers at the Huntsville site. As the Lead Coating Engineer, you oversee a team that provides 24/7 technical support to the Coating Production lines. You will drive process and occupational safety by adhering to all BASF safety rules and policies. You will lead the optimization of the production lines by working with your team of engineers, Coating Shift Supervisors, Operators and other departments. You will have responsibility over the performance of the Coating lines, including scrap rate, customer ppm, cycle time and downtime. You will have four direct reports, but will have a very large responsibility over the technical aspects of the Coating operation. The role will be highly visible and must be seen as a leader and role model in Light Duty; as such, you will spend more than 50% of your time on the manufacturing floor, working with the team of engineers, operators, technicians and other departments. This role will typically work Mon-Fri but may also require some nights or weekends and will serve as the primary back-up for the Coatings Area Manager.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company and its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in an Engineering discipline and professional experience in a broad chemical or automotive plant environment, you will provide technical support and leadership to the Coating lines as a part of a 24/7 operation.

  • Utilizing your previous leadership experience, you will develop the shift engineers to a high level in order for them to provide all of the technical support needed on a 24/7 basis. Communication will also be key to get difficult or recurring problems from the shifts to the corresponding support departments for resolution. You will be the single point of contact for these other departments when something is needed on all shifts.

  • Your pledge to process safety will be a valued asset as you will support EHS activities and processes, and lead or participate in investigations and corrective actions.

  • Your proven organizational skills will be useful as you efficiently review production data to understand performance and make improvements.

  • Displaying your commitment to LEAN methodologies, you will lead continuous improvement activities by fostering innovation and facilitating change that drives improvement.

  • Your respect for the contributions of others will be relied upon to train technical team members and support training processes with required technical subject matter as needed.

  • Your valuable hands-on engineering experience combined with your ambition to lead teams and encourage their self-develop will allow the individuals to grow and transition into greater roles such as Area or Operations Manager or technically specialized engineer.

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: G-CCE-GBU Mobile Emissions Catalysts-60000030

Title: Lead Shift Engineer - Huntsville, AL

Location: AL-Huntsville

Requisition ID: 1803016