Control Systems Engineer

Job Field: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service Location: Vidalia, LA, US Company: BASF Corporation Job Type: Standard Job ID: EN_US_1702562 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. Description 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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!Where the Chemistry Happens‚€ We are seeking a Control Systems Engineer to join our team. Control Systems Engineer (1702562) ‚€“ Vidalia, LA Formula for Success: You Will‚€ Be responsible for control system programming, including base logic, graphics, and Continuous/Batch production programming. Lead life-cycle strategy/planning efforts for site control systems. Manage training efforts for site automation. Work closely with Operations to execute programming modifications to de-bottleneck equipment and improve plant performance and reliability. Lead annual functional certification of site-automated interlock checkout. Utilize technical background and troubleshooting techniques to improve processes and product quality. Ensure plant changes or modifications are captured and documented as part of the Management of Change process. Provide technical support for risk assessments on Management of Change to ensure changes do not jeopardize safety of plant. 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. Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent Ingredients for Success: What we Look for in You..... BS Degree in an Engineering discipline with minimum 5 years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufactuing environment. Minimum 3 years of experience with PLC and DCS programing, controls systems, automation, and instrumentation. Strong interpersonal skills are required to interface with other departments on and off site Strong technical skills to help troubleshoot problems in the different manufacturing areas Good written and verbal communication skills Willingness/ability to work with a hands-on-approach when needed Knowledge of chemical unit and material handling operationsPreferred skills: Experience in chemical plant operation Knowledge of ABB DCS Systems, Modicon Project programming knowledge and start-up

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