Technical Process Optimization Manager

BASF Corporation - Geismar, LA (30+ days ago)4.2

Job Field: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Location: Geismar, LA, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1802774

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens…
Technical Process Optimization Manager – 1802774
This position will lead the Technical Process Optimization Team as a part of NA Corporate Operational Excellence (COE/ON). TPO provides expert engineering and consulting services to the Manufacturing Community. The person is a highly qualified and experienced expert, that leads and facilitates complex plant improvement projects and optimization workshops. This position must stay abreast of world-class process improvement processes and cutting-edge systems to maintain competitive advantage for the NA sites. Must be able to adapt these processes to successfully achieve real-world improvements.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Use your Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and 8 plus years’ experience in Process engineering, Automation and/or Operations Engineering to evaluate & support Process Optimization Ideas for NA Corporate Operational Excellence (COE/ON)
Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential
Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
Motivate and challenge to drive high performance
Collaborate with the global TPO team within Corporate Operational Excellence (COE)
Organize, participate, and lead Process Optimization Workshops
Evaluate Process Optimization Ideas utilizing different process engineering tools such as PIMS, Aspen, etc.
Support process optimization using Smart Manufacturing (BASF 4.0)
Challenge status quo, think about new solution pathways and be confident in defending new ideas to peers and senior leadership

Ingredients for Success:
  • Strong project management, client relationship, interpersonal and presentation skills, being able to facilitate and lead a diverse group (e.g. operation managers, operations engineers, technicians, maintenance and I&E personnel, etc.) to work together creatively. Ability to lead multiple projects at once.
Detailed working knowledge of a wide variety of chemical production processes. Strong technical knowledge in the fundamentals of unit operations design and sizing calculations, such as (batch) reactors, distillation towers, heat exchangers and extraction systems. Theoretical know-how and practical experience in troubleshooting plant problems and optimizing plant performance. A basic knowledge of plant process control and advanced process control techniques and how they can be applied to monitor, control and / or improve plant performance. Continuing education to identify "state of the art" methodology and tools. · Strong understanding of/ ability to acquire strong understanding of BASF Business Units and Organizational Awareness.
Experience in the use of Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) applications, including AspenPlus. Demonstrated work experience implementing projects in the Refining or Petrochemicals industry. Knowledge of PIMS (ASPEN, InfoPlus21, others). Experience facilitating optimization processes, such as Six Sigma. Experience with Design of Experiments, Material and Information Flow Analysis, Lean Manufacturing, and other optimization tools. Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and work within BASF's Ecology, Health and Safety Standards. Knowledge of/ability to learn the BASF project development process. Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable
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.
This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. W. Department of Homeland Security.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent