Production Engineer, Kankakee, IL-1900312 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Production Engineer (1900312) – Kankakee, IL
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to support the day-to-day operation of the Vitamin E areas providing technical support needed to execute the required production plan. As Production Engineer, you will have strong leadership in the areas of both process safety and occupational safety with adherence to BASF Process Safety rules and policies. You will play an important role in driving standardization across shifts, optimizing fixed and variable unit costs, improving quality, executing maintenance and capital projects, and other manufacturing topics. You will be instrumental in leading troubleshooting efforts when problems arise and be a 24/7-solution provider requiring off hours support as needed.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your BS Degree in an Engineering discipline (Chemical Engineering preferred) and your broad chemical or regulated plant experience (production, maintenance, technical preferred), you will p rovide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets.
Using your excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, you will generate and complete MOCs. Additionally, you will be responsible to maintain Process Safety Information, such as P&IDs.
Demonstrating your personal integrity and commitment to the site, you will be on-call and respond to significant after hour events that impact production or EHS.
Your strong aptitude for process safety and culture change will be evident as you provide technical and leadership support in AIMS Investigations and Root Cause Failure Analyses.
Your demonstrated knowledge of cGMP, Food Safety, and PSM regulatory requirements will be a valued asset as you e nsure proper definition and documentation of operating files, SOPs, records, reporting procedures, and technical files as well as the annual recertification of their applicability.
Working effectively with operators and production supervisors, you will participate in production planning and scheduling. Additionally, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the Daily Operational Team for plant problems that occur.
Thinking efficiently and strategically, you will identify Lean opportunities and support implementation of these Lean Projects.
Working successfully as a team, you will maintain staffing flexibility by cross training with other technical personnel as needed.
Your strong communication skills, both written and verbal, will be essential as you interface with different departments and customers as needed.
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.
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.