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Technical Leader - TPU Extrusion

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.

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 Thermoplastic Polyurethane Extrusion Manufacturing Technical Leader is a key member of technical team for Wyandotte TPU Manufacturing in North America.

Technical Leader, TPU Extrusion (1701257)

You will provide support for the Strategic Production functions for the Wyandotte TPU Plant, including Process Optimization, Capital Projects, Process Safety, Automation, and Technology Expertise.

Formula for Success: You Will…

Develop and execute Capital Projects

Optimize Manufacturing and Technical Processes

Develop and implement Automation technology applications

Provide Technology Expertise For TPU Extrusion technologies

Manage and maintain Process Safety programs

Maintain compliance and provide technical support for Process Safety programs and Process Safety Concepts

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.


Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor's Degree in Technical discipline required. Advanced technical degree in Chemical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, or Polymer Science/Engineering is preferred.
  • Experience in project engineering/project planning
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in manufacturing processes. Experience in engineering in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Familiar with automation concepts such as instrumentation, DCS, and safety instrumented systems.
  • Strong business & financial acumen. Including:
    • Experience in financial and operational analysis
    • Experience initiating and implementing capital projects
    • Creating business cases to support projects
    • Creating a 3+ year capital spending strategy based on the business strategy
  • Must be results oriented and possess:
    • Regional and global coordination and communication based on technical “Know – How” to create an TPU REX manufacturing strategy
    • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    • The ability to effectively lead and influence others.
    • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
    • Demonstrated ability to lead change.
    • Proven record of developing creative solutions to new problems, or continuously improving systems and processes.
  • Must be willing and able to travel internationally, especially in the first 6 months

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