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BASF Senior Automation Engineer for Robust Compound Operation (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Engineering

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN59302839ONLE2

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Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Fabienne Gläsel, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58121

BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world's major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at

The Global Engineering Services Division is responsible for the implementation of BASF's plant construction projects. We advise and support the various corporate divisions by providing expert services throughout the plant's life cycle, such as automation, process or mechanical engineering. We push forward innovations in all areas of the chemical industry - and turn laboratory developments into worldwide production plants.

What you can expect

An important BASF approach for sustainable production with minimized Carbon footprint is based on integrated Verbund sites and an increasing use of green electricity. Among others, the Automation Technology team is working on this. An important pilar of the Verbund Concept is the dynamic use of excess energy from exothermic reactions across different plants in the Verbund. Resulting challenges are high dependencies between production plants and steam management. This requires a robust and resilient Verbund Operation setup to manage the close integration of all production plants not only in normal operation but especially in dynamic scenarios such as startup, shutdown, or changing plant loads.

  • You will develop robust process control concepts for the Verbund steam system and the production plants.

  • Using innovative technologies in the fields of multivariable control, real-time optimization and data analytics to optimize BASF production facilities.

  • You develop robust process management concepts based on a deep understanding of the process and in-depth control technology knowledge.

  • Moreover, you will work with our internal customers in continuously optimizing implemented advanced automation applications.

  • Finally, you will be involved in our technology development and identify new methods and potentials of process automation for demanding applications.

What we expect

  • Successfully completed master degree or PhD of chemical engineering, electrical engineering, or automation technology

  • In-depth knowledge and relevant project experience in the field of Advanced Automation or Process Control (dynamic modeling of chemical processes, development of benefit studies, implementation of process control solutions)

  • Collaboration in a highly qualified, challenging and interdisciplinary team on complex technical problems

  • Strong communication skills in English and German as well as cooperation

  • Acting responsibly to achieve BASF's goals in the long term

We offer

Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Health and wellbeing programs to help you achieve better health and work-life balance.

  • An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your individual performance.

  • Contribute to Technical Expertise, BASF's think tank, with your innovative knowledge and shape new technologies!