Refrigeration & Electrical Reliability Specialist

11 - 15 years experience  •  Chemicals

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17
Geismar, LA
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17

Job ID: EN_US_1704345

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.


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…
BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. We have big goals for our Geismar Engineering and Maintenance group, and we're working hard to build our Power Distribution teams.

This is where you come in.

We are seeking a Refrigeration & Electrical Reliability Specialist, Power Distribution Group. This position is responsible for providing technical expertise, structural over site, and reliability program development for all refrigeration, HVAC, and low-voltage electrical systems on the Geismar site(s). This position provides expertise to support maintenance, operations, and capital project activities. Additionally, this position ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Refrigeration & Electrical Reliability Specialist – Power Distribution Group (1704345) – Geismar, LA

You will also assure proper maintenance & reliability programs exist and being followed per regulatory, BASF standards, and generally accepted engineering and maintenance practices.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Coordinate predictive and preventive maintenance activities of contract and third-party refrigeration and electricalworkforce.
  • Develop, manage, and review site refrigeration and HVAC maintenance and reliability programs.
  • Develop proposals and create processes for improving equipment reliability and minimizing cost.
  • Develop and/or modify Maintenance strategies that promote long-term reliability.
  • Review and authenticate test reports to ensure accuracy. Analyze test/inspection results and findings. Provide recommendations based upon test result findings and include repair recommendations. Enter notifications based exceptions found.
  • Maintain test/inspectiondatabase to include test results, rationale for testing frequency, and asset health.
  • Provide troubleshooting support and recommendations to operating units on equipment repair/ reliability, including emergency work reviews.
  • Provide technical support to third-party contractors, maintenance supervisors, and craftsmen on difficult repair activities and reliability alerts (e.g., Vibration, Ultrasound, Motor Circuit Analysis).
  • Implement and manage Motor Circuit Analysis program.
  • Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis efforts and execute corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.
  • Define and ensure strategic spare parts are managed and maintained.
  • Evaluate and manage third-party maintenance contracts.
  • Oversee key equipment and technology upgrades (i.e., R22 replacement).
  • Develop/modify/upkeep Site Motor Specification

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 believeinvesting in you isinvesting in our success.Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand yournetworkand 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…

  • High School Diploma/equivalent and 12years of experience in refrigeration and electrical maintenance/reliabilityrequired; Associate’s degree combined with HVAC and Electricalexperiencepreferred.
  • A minimum of 5years of experience in the chemical/petrochemical industry.
  • Broad-based, hands-on knowledge and experience with various types of refrigeration, HVAC, and motor controls.
  • Knowledgeable in repair techniques and procedures for Refrigeration and Motor Controls.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in interpreting predictive test reports, database administration, data collection, analysis, and corrective action recommendations.
  • Applied knowledge of predictive tools and techniques used to determine the health of refrigeration and electrical systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with facts and figures along with the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate.

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.

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