Continuous Improvement/Technology Coordinator

Continuous Improvement/Technology Coordinator

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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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.
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 2019. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Continuous Improvement/Technology Coordinator (1901677) – Ames, IA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to drive and establish a continuous improvement culture, as well as discovery and implementation of new technology into the APN Biological Site in Ames, IA. You will be the site’s point person for, but not limited to, Operational Excellence (Opex), new product launches, Lean Manufacturing, 6-Sigma projects, and Root Cause Analysis. You will also be the site representation with R&D and Regulatory to support site needs. Keys to success in this role will require that you are entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and able to build strong working relationships from the production floor to the Site Leadership Team (SLT). You will be able to provide operational knowledge and lead site activities, such as 6-Sigma projects, Root cause analysis, and management of change while ensuring safety, environmental soundness, and cost efficacy.

Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success

Your unwavering commitment to workplace safety will be evident as you ensure the safety of personnel by maintaining and promoting safe operations in your area of responsibility and ensure compliance with all government, corporate, and plant safety policies. Additionally, you will establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable. Focused on maintaining compliance, you will protect the environment by maintaining and increasing environmental awareness and ensuring compliance with all corporate standards and State and Federal regulations. Demonstrating your working knowledge of GMP and lab practices along with your experience in quality assurance processes and procedures, you will foster an attitude of quality improvement by routinely monitoring operations and assays to ensure that all production meets U.S., Canadian, and International regulatory requirements. Your working knowledge of mechanical equipment utilized in the chemical, food and biological process industry will be essential as you support the site with root cause analysis and action resolution, while helping to coordinate efforts between the site, R&D, and Regulatory. Leveraging your Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Engineering or related discipline and your experience in operations (specifically in Chemical, Food or Biological processing), you will support the site initiatives with OpenX, R&D, Supply Chain, Marketing, Regulatory (introduce new methods, technology, and modified formulations) for distribution into the market. Utilizing your working knowledge of statistical analysis (design of experiments), process improvement, and process design & optimization, you will participate with scheduling, planning, prioritization, and development of projects to maintain the operation and appearance of areas of responsibility and to improve operations. Your strong technical background will be a valued asset as you introduce new technology to support continuous improvement in safety, quality, manufacturing, and cost. Your continuous improvement certification and experience with continuous improvement projects with measurable results will serve you well as you lead and support continuous improvement efforts and Operational Excellence initiative at the site.Using your superior communication and interpersonal skills, you will motivate and challenge to drive high performance and create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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Posted on

July 29, 2019