Operations Engineer

Seneca, SC, US, 29678

About BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions

Leveraging its deep expertise as the global leader in catalysis and precious metals, BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions (ECMS) serves customers in many industries including automotive, aerospace, indoor air quality, semiconductors, and hydrogen economy, and provides full loop services with its precious metals trading and recycling offering. With a focus on circular solutions and sustainability, ECMS is committed to helping our customers create a cleaner, more sustainable world.  Protecting our elements of life is our purpose and this inspires us to ever-new solutions. 

ECMS operates globally in 15 countries with approximately 20 production sites and over 4,000 employees.

The Seneca, SC Plant is a specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metals refining facility. The Operations Engineer is responsible for supporting the daily operations of their assigned production area. We are seeking a professional like you to support the day-to-day operation of your assigned production area, providing technical assistance in executing the required production plan. You will own Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Equipment Procedures (EP’s) and Batch Instructions, lead troubleshooting efforts, and interact with Operations, Maintenance, and other operational support personnel. You will generate and complete MOCs and provide operational forecasts to other business units to enable transparency and commercial decision making.

As an Operations Engineer you will LEAD by……….

  • Contributing to the achievement of production goals while meeting established standards of Safety, Efficiency Quality, Cost and Environmental Protection as well as support Capital Plan and Project Execution of existing and future Capital projects as Manufacturing Representative.
  • Supporting environmental and compliance requirements through emissions calculations, spill prevention, and reports for permit compliance as well as provide leadership in root cause failure analysis for production, EHS, and quality Incidents. In addition, you will be on-call and respond to any after hour event that impacts production or EHS.
  • Providing technical support and troubleshooting expertise to Daily Operational Team for plant problems that occur as well as provide guidance and input to the achievement and development of plant goals, objectives, and operational budgets.
  • Maintaining process documentation and P&ID’s to current, creating and maintaining Operating procedures, Process Safety Information, and other process documentation (P&ID’s, equipment specification sheets, etc.) as well as managing the material backlog and provide production plans to Operations.
  • Providing operational forecasts to other business units to enable transparency and commercial decision making.
  • Assisting the department in the coordination, planning, and execution of shutdown or turnaround work including maintenance and capital activities.

Your elements for success……

- BS degree or higher in Science, Engineering or related discipline.  Chemical Engineering preferred.

- Strong knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety standards for manufacturing.

- Experience in Manufacturing Quality Systems and ISO 9000 Standards.

- Understanding of engineering principles and their practical application in a plant environment.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills across all levels.

- Continuous improvement mindset and change management initiatives.

- Familiarity with manufacturing operations and process equipment including reactors, pumps, agitators, solids handling equipment, filtration processes, etc.


At BASF ECMS you get more than just compensation, Medical & Dental. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements whenever possible
  • Retirement Benefits with company contributions
  • Competitive Medical and Dental Plan Options
  • Disability and Life Insurance Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement
  • Mentoring & Development Programs
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet insurance


What are you waiting for? Click Apply now to BELONG@BASF!!

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BASF is committed to pay transparency practices. The competitive Pay Range for this role is $80,000 -$90,000. Actual pay will be determined based on education, certifications, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina