Production Director, Industrial Petrochemicals - Freeport, TX
November 15, 2020
Production Director, Industrial Petrochemicals - Freeport, TX-2002706 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 Director - Industrial Petrochemicals - Freeport, TX
Where the Chemistry Happens
As the Production Director for Acrylates and Oxo/Syngas units in the Petrochemical Division, you will be accountable for the strategic and tactical execution of the Acrylics technology for the Glacial Acrylic Acid, 2 Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate, Butyl Acrylate, Oxo Alcohols and Syngas units in Freeport which are integral to the Industrial Petrochemical Business value chain. The manufacturing area is a complex operation at the Freeport site that contains five operating plants with multiple unit operations divided across 2 production blocks. Production is regulated by OSHA PSM (Process Safety Management) and EPA RMP (Risk Management Plan) due to the handling of Propylene, Acrylic Acid and Alcohols.
You will provide leadership, direction, and focus for all manufacturing activities. You will be responsible for fixed costs, maintenance & capital investment in the plants as well as the on-going strategic development of the technology. The Production Director serves as a member of the Freeport Manufacturing Leadership Team responsible for the overall management of the Freeport Site and will interact with peers across 5 different business units and site infrastructure. You also play a critical role in the leadership of a broad range of activities and people & team development including: building a high performing team, developing and empowering talent throughout the organization, coaching, influencing, and guiding others, and ensuring that all processes and activities comply with BASF policies, regulations and our values for safety, quality, environmental and financial stewardship.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success:
Your academic background in a technical degree program coupled with strong experience in a chemical manufacturing environment will serve you well as you lead the team.
As a role model, you will drive a culture where process safety, continuous improvement, product innovation, breakthrough performance, and an enjoyable work environment are expectations of all team members.
Your experience in operations and maintenance will serve you well as you Identify and manage all operational risks including EHS, regulatory, quality, cost, equipment optimization and reliability.
Your ability to coach and develop personnel (salaried and hourly) into high performance teams that exemplify the culture and behaviors required by BASF is essential in the leadership and development of employees in an organization with more than 70 direct and indirect reports.
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.