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Control Systems Engineer (1805430) – Geismar, LA
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to support the control systems (DCS, PLC, SIS, etc.) at our Geismar, LA facility. Your main responsibility will be to deliver and maintain Control Systems that meet Production's requirements (i.e. process optimization), perform as necessary to achieve functionality and safety obligations, and maximize system capability. This includes the leadership of the system migration and lifecycle process, maintenance recommendation and oversight of installed base equipment, membership on key control systems related teams, and coordination of concepts with Production Technologist (Automation).
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your education in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, or Information Technology and your experience in petrochemical automation, you will provide expert support for the control systems in a specific process area.
Demonstrating your broad based, hands on knowledge and experience with various types of DCS and PLC equipment and software, you will be responsible for lifecycle status and develop diagnosis concept and periodic health check of installed base control systems with coordination with the Technologist (Automation).
Your experience providing technical guidance will be a valued asset as you provide expertise as a resource in Advanced Process Control. This provides a resource for any area Model Predictive Control systems.
As a subject matter expert, you will perform advanced control and graphic configuration on systems in an assigned area that is beyond the capabilities of the technicians and specialists.
Successfully engaging within the business, you will participate on the Process Control Peer Working Group and develop and maintain long-term control system migration plans for your assigned plant with the Production Technologist, Specialists and Technicians.
Understanding plant specific requirements and control systems, you will provide technical expertise for other systems and communications protocols used onsite such as Simocode for Motor Control Systems, Profibus and Fieldbus for field instrumentation systems, OPC communications systems, wireless communications, etc.
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.
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.
Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FTN/G-Technical Site Services Geismar-63005075
Internal Number: 538538
About BASF Corporation
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.