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Technology Specialist-Freeport (1803919)
Where the Chemistry Happens
The Chemical Intermediates group offers a comprehensive portfolio of chemical processes and innovative specialties. With our finished products and chemical intermediates, we contribute to the success of our customers worldwide, both external and internal to BASF. The Polyalcohols unit located at the BASF Verbund site in Freeport, TX. manufactures 1,6-Hexanediol, 1,5-Pentanediol, Caprolactone and Neopentyl Glycol – mainly diols which are used as an intermediate for a variety of polymeric systems such as polyesters, polyurethane elastomers, surface coatings, adhesives, and plasticizers. Our continuous processes offer the unique exposure to various chemical reaction systems and gas, liquids, and solids unit operations all within the same manufacturing department.
We are seeking a professional like you to support the strategic production functions for the Freeport Polyalcohols unit, including process optimization, capital projects, process safety, automation, technical expertise, and operations support. You will own, complete and document PHA reviews and revalidations and provide technical and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for EHS and plant upset incidents. You will also participate in maintaining the cluster Process Safety and Technology Information (P&IDs, PFDs, plant safety concepts, procedures, PSV documentation). Your experience will allow you to support the Production Execution Team in the development of plant trials and continuous improvement techniques in data collection and analysis, and by resolving production issues. You will convey technology-specific information through plant troubleshooting and technical training for the shift workers as well as collaborate with Chemical Intermediates Technology personnel on process optimization, troubleshooting, technical exchanges, and global safety concepts.
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.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your educational background in an Engineering discipline preferably Chemical Engineering, and your professional experience in a chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment, will allow you to lead continuous technology innovation through identification, evaluation, development, prioritization, and implementation of process and plant modifications (performance and reliability improvements, troubleshooting, debottlenecking of equipment) yielding increased production or reduced fixed and variable costs.
With a strong understanding of process engineering concepts and their applications, you will serve as a manufacturing representative of capital projects providing process and design input through project scope, justification, timing, and design and construction for capital projects. Develop and lead the commissioning and start-up of capital projects.
Your knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and TCEQ standards and regulations will enable you to coordinate, complete, and document PSSR, MOC reviews, and revalidations in collaboration with global technology and global safety groups to meet process safety and environmental requirements. Provide technical support for risk assessments on MOCs to ensure changes do not jeopardize safety of the plant. Drive continuous process safety and environmental improvements.
Your knowledge of DCS and advanced process control systems will provide expertise in the application of PIMS and drive automation to improve effectiveness of the production technology. Support alarm management and troubleshooting for DCS/SIS systems, including recommending control and interlock strategy development/implementation.
Your solid interpersonal and communication skills, will provide the ability to interface with daily operations team, technical site services, business, and management groups as well as proven ability to work with diverse teams with a high level of quality
**BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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.