Automation Engineer - Greenville, OH-2001365 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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Automation Engineer (2001365) - Greenville, OH
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to perform daily responsibilities that include control system programming, including base logic, graphics, and batch programming. You will lead life-cycle strategy/planning efforts for site control systems and training efforts for site automation. You will also work closely with Operations to execute programming modifications to de-bottleneck equipment and improve plant performance and reliability and ensure that all shifts are able to execute the operating plan daily, as intended.
Additionally, you will lead annual functional certification of site automated interlock checkout, support project engineers during the commissioning phase of capital projects involving automation and utilize your technical background and troubleshooting techniques to improve processes and product quality. Lastly, you will provide support for the Data Historians, ensure plant changes or modifications are captured and documented as part of the PSM "Management of Change", and provide technical support for risk assessments on Management of Changes to ensure changes do not jeopardize the safety of plant.
Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Engineer certification or familiarization with safety instrumented systems is highly preferred.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Any experience you may have in ABB Control System programming (including base logic, graphics, and batch language) and/or knowledge of Emerson Delta-V (including base logic and graphics), Triconix and/or PLC programming will be a valued asset as you maintain the health of DCS system hardware and software.
Demonstrating your knowledge of basic instrumentation, controls, and automation combined with your strong technical skills, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the daily Operational Team for plant problems that arise.
As a reliable resource, you will make yourself available to be on-call and respond to any after hour event impacting production or EHS.
Leveraging your education in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical or a related field) and your experience in plant operations in a chemical manufacturing environment, you will provide technical and leadership support in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and quality incidents.
Utilizing your knowledge of chemical unit operations and equipment, you will identify Lean opportunities and support implementation.
Your strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills will be essential as you partner with the Production Supervisor to maintain safe operation and reliability of the plant.
Your unwavering commitment to workplace safety will be evident as you demonstrate your strong understanding of Process Safety Concepts and their applications on a daily basis. Additionally, you will comply with OSHA and plant specific safety procedures.
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.