Manufacturing Engineer II – Huntsville, AL
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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Manufacturing Engineer II (1900410) ? Huntsville, ALWhere the Chemistry Happens BASF is the world?s leading chemical company and its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. 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. We are looking for a professional like you to support manufacturing operations for the Light Duty (LD) Production organization. LD Production consists of two primary process groups: slurry preparation and substrate coating. The Manufacturing Engineer II supports daily operations to ensure safe, timely, cost effective, and high-quality production output. You will work with the Operations Group to optimize daily production and implement sustainable improvement projects throughout production. Formula for Success Leveraging your education in an Engineering discipline and professional experience in process or manufacturing engineering, you will support day-to-day troubleshooting of mechanical and process-related issues and work with LD engineering technicians, vendors and outside engineering groups to develop equipment improvements.Successfully engaging inside the organization, you will serve as maintenance liaison for supporting and leading equipment reliability initiatives as well as the reconciliation of day-to-day mechanical equipment issues. You will also support capital projects by serving as the primary Manufacturing Representative for LD Production. This will involve developing project scope documents, justifications, preliminary designs, and other activities outlined in the BASF capital project implementation process.Your proven organizational skills will be useful as you implement manufacturing safety, quality, and efficiency improvement projects (this will include completing root cause analyses FMEA, DMAIC strategy for problem solving, design work, installations, coordination with maintenance/contract groups, utilization of BASF systems, management of change, etc.)Displaying your commitment to LEAN methodologies, you will lead continuous improvement activities by fostering innovation and facilitating change that drives improvement.Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will design and implement improvement projects surrounding production needs.As a role model, you will develop proficiency in the functionality and operation of LD Production equipment and process systems.Your pledge to safety will be a valued asset as you will be actively involved in site safety culture and processes to improve Operations awareness, including supporting Zero Incident Mindset (ZIM), Zero Loss of Containment (ZLOC), and Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS).Your demonstrated proficiency in SQL databases and Microsoft applications will be essential as you track and organize data and develop new spreadsheets, databases, and applications.Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding 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.Apply for this job.