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Reliability Engineer

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! The Reliability Engineer will be part of the Production team based in West Memphis, Arkansas, supporting the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America. The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit Reporting to the TES Manager, you will develop, analyze and maintain plant relevant Asset Effectiveness Key Performance Indicators, identifying and managing planned and unplanned downtime strategies and driving reliability improvements. Formula for Success: You will…
  • Evaluate improvements to plant physical assets to minimize total cost of ownership in assigned area.
  • Develop plant and equipment maintenance strategy based on site and business goals, reviewing, understanding, validating and ensuring proper documentation of production/maintenance data and production/maintenance reports
  • Coordinate implementation for capital projects and the capital strategy.
  • Manage the priority and assignment of resources for plant operations and utilities capital investments
  • Drive lean initiatives across the process and support the OpEx Programs for Plants and Utilities.
  • Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFAs) and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts when problems arise.
  • Provide strong leadership in the area of safe plant operation and adherence to BASF Process Safety rules and policies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the automation strategy
  • Identify and implement Process Optimization / Lean / Six Sigma Opportunities within the technology, lead yellow and greenbelt projects.
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. BASFRSR
Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • 2+ years of manufacturing, maintenance, engineering, or process operations experience within a chemical or petrochemical manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated plant experience in continuous improvement, problem solving, lean principles, control plans & process control, and mechanical aptitude.
  • CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) (SAP) knowledge.
  • 5+ years of manufacturing, maintenance, engineering, or process operations experience within a chemical or petrochemical manufacturing environment.
  • Lean and Six Sigma greenbelt certification. If candidate does not have certifications credentials, he/she will be required to obtain yellow and greenbelt certification within 6-12 months.
  • Understanding computer systems, programming, electrical/instrumentation management and optimization.