Maintenance Supervisor/Mechanical Engineer

Company: BASF, The Chemical Company
Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor/Mechanical Engineer
Location: Vidalia, Louisiana
BASF, The Chemical Company, is a Fortune 100 chemical company dedicated to making products that make our customers' products better. At BASF, we make careers better, too.
Description: Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the incumbent's principal challenge is to provide safe, cost effective maintenance programs at Vidalia. He/she is also responsible for the supervision, substance and execution of all maintenance activities. Responsibilities include identifying opportunities to lower cost of maintenance activities; providing appropriate communication of statistical data regarding maintenance activities; supervising all maintenance activities, including prioritization, scheduling and assignment of work in a way that maximizes equipment availability/reliability and minimizes the risk of hazards; obtaining quotations for equipment and services; approving invoices and managing budgets; providing recommendations for upgrading facilities and improving reliability and performance of existing and new facilities; and working with production, quality and environmental, health and safety on a routine basis on problem solving and "continuous improvement" opportunities.
Qualifications: B.S. in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering required. BASF recognizes Institutes of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent. Incumbent must also have a minimum of seven years manufacturing experience. Strong technical knowledge, analytical knowledge, computer skills, communication skills and leadership abilities are essential.
To Apply: Please note that we accept online applications only, through our website at http://www.basf.com/careers
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We offer compensation and benefits that reflect our leadership position. For more information about careers at BASF, The Chemical Company, or to view all of our current openings, visit our website at http://www.basf.com/careers.
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