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Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit www.colors-effects.basf.com.
What You'll Be Doing - Support site manufacturing operations by providing quality and process troubleshooting, leading process optimization projects, coordinating new production introductions and implementing improvement ideas to achieve site objectives in the most safe, economical and efficient manner.
Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors. Be knowledgeable of and follow all Environmental, Health and Safety practices including but not limited to: manage waste movements according to satellite and/or 90-day accumulation requirements, inspect air contaminant sources and institute corrective action for out-of-spec conditions, prevent releases into the sewer and/or stormwater systems by following BMPs (best management practices), activate BASF emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies. Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System.
Review, monitor, develop, modify and maintain manufacturing processes and their control systems to maximize contribution to profitability. Utilize lean manufacturing tools where appropriate. Design data collection plans, lead plant trials, analyze data, and implement improvements. Lead or participate in teams in support of optimizing plant processes for quality, cost, reliability, and productivity.
Represent manufacturing, coordinating new product introductions, process optimization projects, and process and product changes using a cross- functional team approach that ensures all aspects of the product and process changes have been addressed. Identify, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding new process technologies.
Monitor and help establish the performance standards for the manufacturing process and the systems which control them. Maintain process databases and provide timely and routine feedback to those responsible for the performance.
Troubleshoot system and process problems in collaboration with other production engineers, process support engineers and others to ensure that all aspects of the manufacturing process, process control system and equipment operation are managed effectively. This may also include management of small capital projects to support asset effectiveness and production needs.
Support existing automation systems (hardware and software) by: process and automation changes required by operations; when scheduled, provide 24 hr. on-call technical support for troubleshooting process and control system problems, recommend and implement control system hardware and software upgrades as necessary.
Provide support to the site to ensure all ISO, PSM and other regulatory, external and internal, requirements are met. This includes, but is not limited to: coordinating and leading PHAs, managing/supporting the Change Manager and AIM reporting tools, investigating incidents, driving/coordinating closure of action items.
Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …
We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.
The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.
Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.
Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Chemistry.
Working knowledge of chemical processes both batch and continuous operations.
Functional computer skills (Microsoft Office, SAP).
Minimum 3 years technical experience in the Chemical industry.
Familiarity developing Standard Operating Procedures.
Understanding of advanced process automation systems.
Must be able to work independently, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and serving as a member or interfacing with multi-disciplinary teams.
Strong analytical skills and demonstrated success in implementing Operational Excellence improvement tools such as Six Sigma, SPC, etc. in a manufacturing environment.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel in a matrix organization.
Root cause analysis and problem solving.
Planning and prioritizing effectively to meet deadlines.
Taking initiatives; being open to new ideas.
Do you have working knowledge of technical computer skills such as ASPEN, OSI PI and CAD? Great!
5 to 10 years technical experience in the Chemical industry is a plus.
Working knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Requirements preferred.
Programming, developing and maintaining the software of process automation systems preferred.