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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 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.
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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens...
The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial and institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading supplier for the cosmetics industry, as well as the detergents and cleaning agents industry and support our customers worldwide with innovative and sustainable products, solutions, and concepts. The division's high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments, and UV filters. Superabsorbents developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available at www.care-chemicals.basf.com.
The Reliability Engineer is responsible for providing reliability expertise and leadership for the Technical Engineering Services Department. This role assures proper equipment specification, design, installation, preventive maintenance, and repair of mechanical equipment, instrumentation, and piping systems according to regulatory requirement, BASF standards, and reliability best practices. S/he will support the efficient and effective utilization of maintenance resources, tools and equipment. Areas of responsibility include supplying technical expertise to maintenance/engineering and operations, facilitating the reliability efforts of the Maintenance Process Improvement (MPI) process, reduction of the maintenance budget through reliability improvements, and assisting in or executing small projects.
Reliability Engineer (1703354) – Mauldin, SC
Formula for Success: You Will...
Maintain and improve plant reliability through identifying/correcting bad actors, facilitating criticality assessment, conducting root cause failure analyses, meeting mechanical integrity requirements, and implementing preventive/predictive maintenance programs.
Plan routine, extraordinary, and turnaround maintenance activities.
Collaborate with operations personnel in troubleshooting mechanical problems and implementing technology improvements, provides guidance and training as appropriate to promote proper operation and maintenance of equipment and piping systems.
Provide field oversight of outside contractors and suppliers of mechanical maintenance services performing Mechanical Integrity work at the site or in off-site shops.
Provide input to preparing the maintenance budget, and control spending through appropriate tracking, forecasting, and adjustments.
Monitor key performance indicators, and support continuous improvements to the maintenance work processes to enhance plant availability and reduce the plant repair factor.
Provide expertise in the various elements of the maintenance program, including equipment and piping inspections, spare parts strategy and availability, vibration and oil analysis programs, relief device maintenance, equipment obsolescence strategy, and similar activities.
Ensure proper documentation of files, records, databases, and drawings to meet regulatory and BASF requirements for reliability and MI program.
Support the Maintenance Supervisor for craftsmen training curriculum development
Seek compliance with all environmental, safety, and health requirements, and promote a safe working environment.
Manage small projects as assigned, and be responsible for seeking additional expertise as situations may warrant.
Drive equipment standardization and life cycle cost analysis.
Participate and contribute on teams or via ad hoc assignments with other Site and NAFTA engineers to review, update, and develop mechanical procedures, guidelines, standards, and practices. Centers of Expertise (CoE's) and peer working teams are examples.
Support TPM initiatives by providing technical input and training to increase operations ownership of equipment reliability.
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...
A Bachelor's Degree is required. A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is strongly preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience is required. Chemical industry experience is strongly preferred.
Reliability based maintenance tools and equipment troubleshooting experience is required.
Knowledge of rotating and stationary equipment is required.
Chemical plant mechanical design experience and operations experience are strongly preferred.
Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) equipment, project execution, and construction/repair/ installation techniques is preferred.
Familiarity with general industry standards, accounting practices, and procurement policies.
Proficient computer skills as well as user knowledge of a computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) is preferred.
Strong analytical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, customer focus, entrepreneurial acting/initiative, team leadership/collaboration and coaching skills are desired.
PSM Industrial experience, SAP proficiency and Professional acting/initiative, team leadership/collaboration and coaching are also preferred.
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.