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Where the Chemistry Happens...
This is a BASF direct position assigned to a specific area, which has responsibilities for support of the control systems (e.g., DCS, PLC, SIS). The main responsibility is to deliver and maintain Control Systems that meet Production's requirements, perform as necessary to achieve functionality and safety obligations, and maximize system capability. This includes leadership in developing and implementing control schemes to optimize the unit. The position will work closely with operations to optimize existing control schemes as well as develop new control strategies. This role will be expected to implement advanced process control and utilize predictive modelling in their assigned area.
Process Control Systems Engineer III (1702230) – Geismar, LA
Formula for Success: You Will...
Perform advanced control and graphic configuration on systems in an assigned area beyond the capabilities of technicians and specialists.
Understand plant-specific requirements and control systems and provide technical expertise for other systems and communications protocols used on-site including Simocode for Motor Control Systems, Profibus and Fieldbus for field instrumentation systems, OPC communications systems, and wireless communications.
Hold responsibility for lifecycle status and develop diagnosis concept and periodic health check of installed base control systems with coordination with the Technologist (Automation).
Develop and maintain long-term control system migration plans for the assigned plant with the Production Technologist, Specialists, and Technicians.
Lead improvement initiatives, system migrations and lifecycle process, maintenance recommendations and oversight of installed base equipment, membership on key control systems related teams, and coordination of concepts with Production Technologist (Automation).
Support high levels of asset effectiveness by providing daily technical support on various DCS and PLC control systems, including troubleshooting and helping operations in collaboration with Production and Process Engineers.
Support process optimization efforts by making programming improvements initiated by cross-functional teams.
Provide support to ensure all ISO, PSM and other regulatory, external and internal, requirements are met. This includes, but is not limited to, participating in PHAs, incident investigations, and driving/coordinating closure of action items.
Participation in the Process Control Peer Working Group.
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.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You...
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering required.
A minimum of 7 years of engineering experience in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment.
At least 2 years of experience in process and/or production engineering.
Broad-based, hands-on knowledge and experience with various types of DCS and PLC equipment and software.
Ability to communicate effectively while demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
Experience with process modelling and predictive control techniques is desired.
This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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.