Working Instrument Specialist

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Working Instrument Specialist

In 2016 BASF formed a global business unit to combine all of its pigments activities. With sales of about ?1 billion and 2,600 employees globally, BASF Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market, offering the broadest portfolio of products and technology. This global business unit fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit  What You'll Be Doing – The Working Instrument Specialist role is a key position within the maintenance organization.  In addition to preventative and corrective work in the field, this position also functions as an expert supporting the team of BASF and contract instrument technicians.  The role is a Monday through Friday day position.Provide direct assistance in the troubleshooting of instrumentation, automated valves, and analyzers to maintain equipment & system reliability and high production output.Provide direct support in the preventative maintenance, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and repair of instrumentation and control valves.Install, troubleshoot and maintain process analyzers, including GC?s.Assist in the training and development of personnel on troubleshooting, repair, installation, and setup of equipment and systems.Demonstrate and maintain a high level of technical expertiseResearch proper materials, parts, equipment, and supplies.Create purchase requisitions and reservations for necessary materials, equipment, or services Coordinate deliveries, shipments, and vendor appointments necessary to support the group.Identify jobs that require Management of Change (MOC).  Complete MOC documentation for small scope changes. Assist with the installation and commissioning of capital projectsAssist the Maintenance Planner in planning jobs with instrument scope.Build task lists (job plan library) for recurring PMs in SAP.Adhere to the MPI process, including activities in SAP.   Assist with optimization of spare parts inventory Build and maintain Bill of Materials (BOMs) Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2105 Quality Management System.Own instrument calibration records and ensure they are properly completed and filed.Participate in 5S activities to maintain a clean and orderly work areaProvide support for site reliability effortsParticipate in RCFA?s and PHA?sIdentify potential bad actors and opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation.Assist Maintenance Supervisor in the timely execution of emergency or critical priority jobs Maintain a personal database of contacts, vendors, and contractors to call on for direction, assistance and support.Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care? by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors.Coloring Your World: What We Offer You ?We not only providevalue to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer,you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and otheropportunities that best suit you and your family?s needs, no matter where youare in your career.The ?Total Rewards?that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes waybeyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, youreceive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices thattypically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. Youalso have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matchingcontributions to help you save for the retirement you?ve been dreaming of, andmuch more.Finally, we know thatlife is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options thatcan be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of thebusiness and your personal needs.Come join us on our journey to create solutions for asustainable futureShine With Colors & Effects Do You Have What It Takes? RequiredHigh school diploma or GEDMinimum 10 years of experience in a chemical plant environmentMinimum 10 years of experience in ISO certified manufacturing plantExperience managing instrument calibration records. Familiar with ISO requirementsExperience in the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of field instrumentation, control valves, process analyzers.Extensive knowledge of the instruments, analyzers, automatic block valves, and control valves used in the synthesis of Quinacridone and DPP pigments.Demonstrated ability to safely manage instrument tech work stream during turnarounds.Computer skills – ability to learn and use SAP, MS Office, and OSI PI process data collection software. Ability to work with the maintenance supervisor in directing contract instrument techs.Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.Demonstrated ability to apply trouble shooting skills in a complex manufacturing environment.Well-developed and practical knowledge occupational and process safety requirements (LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work, PPE, etc.)Willing and able to work overtime and extended hours during plant upsets and planned maintenance outages / grade changes.Ability to read, interpret, and update documents such as schematics, specifications, control diagrams,  P&ID's, and single line diagrams to complete assigned work. Good oral and written communication skills.Able to operate mobile equipment, including scissor lifts and fork trucks. Able to work from heights, including  from extension ladders. Able to pass a 2 hour, hands on skills assessment demonstrating basic knowledge of HART instruments, temperature measurement, automatic control valve operation, and automatic block valve installation and setup.Bonus PointsAssociates Degree or higher in process instrumentation? GreatMinimum 15-20 years of experience in a chemical plant environment is a plus.

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