BASF Operations Engineer - Seneca, SC in Seneca, South Carolina

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Operations Engineer (1804493) – Seneca, SC

Where the Chemistry Happens

BASF's Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group employs more than 5,000, with over 30 manufacturing sites worldwide.

As a global division of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials.

The Seneca, SC Plant is a specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metals refining facility. The Process Catalyst Operations Engineer is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Catalyst Manufacturing Areas.

We are looking for a professional like you support the day to day operation of the Process Catalyst Area, providing technical assistance in executing the required production plan. You will own Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Equipment Procedures (EP’s) and Batch Instructions, lead troubleshooting efforts, and interact with Operations, Maintenance, and other operational support personnel. As you deliver process improvements in quality, productivity, cost and environmental compliance, you must also demonstrate strong leadership in safe plant operation and adherence to BASF Occupational and Process Safety rules and policies. You will be instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise and are expected to be a solution provider. This position requires strong leadership in safety and Behavioral Based Safety processes which support the BASF Journey to EHS Excellence.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in an Engineering discipline and professional experience in a broad chemical or regulated plant environment, you will provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant production goals, objectives, and operational budgets while meeting established standards of Safety, Efficiency Quality, Cost and Environmental Protection.

  • Utilizing your familiarity with chemical processing equipment, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to Daily Operational Team for plant problems that occur.

  • Successfully engaging inside and outside of the organization, you will work closely with Maintenance to ensure proper priorities are placed on items in the Maintenance backlog, interface with suppliers, customers, and vendors as needed to maintain plant operation, and communicate and collaborate effectively with support functions to ensure effective, efficient, and safe area operations.

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

  • Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will support Capital Plan and Project Execution of existing and future Capital projects as Manufacturing Representative (as needed or appropriate).

  • Your pledge to safety will be a valued asset as you will lead and support EHS activities and processes, own Process Safety Information (PSI) inclusive of Safety Concept, and lead investigations by insuring root cause analysis and corrective actions to prevent reoccurence are identified and closed out. You will also ensure environmental and compliance requirements are met by performing emissions calculations, spill prevention, and creating reports for permit compliance.

  • As a role model, you will provide guidance and input in developing and achieving plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets. You will drive standardization across shifts and optimize operating costs; partnering with other site/area functions for standardization and best practice sharing across the site.

  • Your proven organizational skills will be useful as you provide operational forecasts to other business units to enable transparency and commercial decision making.

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-CCP-Production North America-60001381

Title: Operations Engineer - Seneca, SC

Location: SC-Seneca

Requisition ID: 1804493