Instrument Technician - EM-1902930 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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Instrument Technician EM (1902930) - Geismar, LA
This position in Geismar has responsibilities for daily plant instrument maintenance support within the Surfactants (EM) plants. Assist in preparing documentation, control and safety system configuration and loop check, field instrument calibration, equipment expediting and installation. 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 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. Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Support the operation of Surfactants (EM) production department plant-wide by maintaining the instrumentation and controls systems in good working order. * Install, wire, calibrate, and repair a wide variety of chemical process instrumentation including those for measurement and control of fluid flow, pressure, temperature, level, pH, density, position and weight. * Excellent troubleshooting skills are essential. Must be able to read P&ID's, flow diagrams, single line diagrams, loop diagrams, sequence charts, and interlock tables. Must be able to use manufacturers' technical literature available on-line and communicate regularly with vendors' technical representatives. * Process control systems is primarily Siemens with Triconex Safety Systems. However, familiarity with PLCs, Foxboro and local control systems is also important. Various control parameters include electrical, pneumatic, nuclear, mechanical, hydraulic, and wireless. Awareness of proportional and PID control modes is required. Basic understanding of process analyzers is also a requirement. * Perform control loop calibrations, as well as field and bench calibration of process instruments. * Perform routine preventive maintenance inspections. Maintain ISO-9001, OSHA-PSM, and TS-16949 compliance documentation and field tagging. Significant activities around maintaining safety instruments systems is also required. * This position is considered multi-skilled, i.e. the instrument technician will occasionally perform a wide variety of work besides instrumentation and controls maintenance as the plant situations dictate. This work may include basic pipe fitting, millwright, insulation, and operator assistance tasks. * Familiarity with both ANSI and metric standard fasteners and fittings, as well as domestic and European equipment is required. * Attention to detail, job site cleanliness, and orderliness are required * Must be able to communicate effectively with production personnel, supervision, engineering, and external suppliers. * Excellent safety skills. Must comply with OSHA and plant-specific safety procedures. * Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment. Work environment:
* Heavy industrial - chemical manufacturing plant, 24/7/365 operation. * Production areas are located both outdoors and indoors (not climate-controlled). Work by the instrument technician in the production areas will be approximately 80% outdoors and 20% indoors. * The work includes operation of forklift and aerial platform. Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces. * The work schedule for the instrument technician is primarily 9/80. However, some night and weekend work are expected in order to cover plant emergencies and scheduled turnarounds. Availability by cell phone for emergency call-ins is required.
This position interacts daily with the control system manager and engineers. They will also interact with operations personnel, such as operators, production leaders, operations engineers, and technology team members. Provides periodic reports to management and will interact with peers. This position will maintain contacts with counterparts in other companies within the BASF Group as well as those in other companies via industry organizations.
Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:
* Analytical Thinking, Quality Orientation & Attention to Detail * Business & Financial Acumen * Team Working * Work Management * Communication & Interpersonal Skills * Entrepreneurial Action * Customer Focus * Strategic Thinking * Striving for Achievement
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
* High School Diploma or GED * Minimum 8 years of experience in plant instrumentation maintenance, or construction
* Completion of an Industrial Instrumentation trade program or applicable trade school program. * ISA certification * Experience with Foxboro Control Systems and Triconex Safety Systems. * Experience with SAP computerized maintenance management system. . This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
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.