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Process Control Engineer (1805818) – Wyandotte, MI
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for supporting the day to day operation of the Engineered Plastics (EPC) plant. You will play an important role in driving standardization across shifts, optimizing fixed and variable unit costs, and working closely with other support groups like Maintenance to ensure that proper priorities are placed on items in the Maintenance backlog. You will also be instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise – you will be a solution provider.
Additionally, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the automation strategy within the technology (with site resources, such as site controls engineer), identify and implement Process Optimization / Lean Opportunities within the technology, and demonstrate leadership in safe plant operation and adherence to BASF Process Safety rules and policies.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Demonstrating your problem-solving ability and knowledge of PLC programing you will use computer systems, programming and PLC management and optimization to ensure the integrity and smooth operation of these systems and to be able to use the system to gather necessary data for process improvements and process trials. You will also train others on these systems when necessary.
Your ability to think strategically will be essential as you provide data analysis and root cause analysis to solve problems on a day to day basis, upon nonconformance and through strategic objectives.
Your commitment to efficiency will be evident as you assist the Asset Effectiveness team in the assignment of lost production via AE tool.
Leveraging your education in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred) and your years of field troubleshooting, or commissioning experience related to controls equipment, you will provide support to maintenance in troubleshooting / upgrade of the equipment. You will also train the maintenance team members as required.
Working collaboratively, you will assist the Shift Supervisors and Maintenance Team in the coordination, planning, and execution of shutdown or turnaround work including maintenance and capital activities. Additionally, you will coordinate with AE Management on the scheduling / execution of inspection (SIS, PSV, NDE inspections, OCI's, etc.) work and outages.
Successfully engaging across the business, you will support Capital Plan and Project Execution of existing and future Capital projects as a Manufacturing Representative.
Your analytical thinking will be vital as you design, program, and commission small electrical and pneumatic control systems and lead modifications of existing systems.
Utilizing your PLC programing experience in manufacturing, you will integrate controls equipment into MES/MFC/SCADA systems.
Your strong organizational skills will be a valued asset as you ensure proper documentation of operating files, records, procedures, and technical files and the annual recertification of their applicability.
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.
Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Internal Number: 544038
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.