Sr. Controls Engineer - Spartanburg, SC











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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 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 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!


Sr. Controls Engineer (2201533)  - Spartanburg, SC


Who Are We?

As the leading global chemical supplier for the personal care, home care, industrial and institutional cleaning industries, and technical applications in the agrochemical industry, BASF Care Chemicals is focused on partnering with customers to create innovative solutions with great speed and agility to meet the current and future needs of society in a more sustainable way. We are proud to contribute to the long-term success of our customers’ brands by offering a broad range of products and concepts such as common household items, like cosmetics, detergents and cleaners, as well as industrial products and processes like crop protection, rubber belts, hoses, concrete, and metal plating.


At Care Chemicals, we not only care about supporting our customers and achieving strong business results; we care about our team members. We aim to create a motivating, inspiring and inclusive work environment where all team members feel supported, heard and developed. Being part of our team means showing up every day to work collaboratively across functions to win for the overall success of the team. We value bringing diverse perspectives and backgrounds together to stretch our teams to think differently, challenge the status quo and problem solve for the greater good of our customers and society.


Come, be a part of our team and create Care chemistry with us.


Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to join our team and perform advanced control and graphic configuration.  You will be responsible to deliver and maintain Control Systems (DCS and PLCs; Foxboro, SIS, APACs) that meet Production’s requirements and perform as necessary to achieve functionality and safety obligations and maximize system capability. You will work closely with operations to optimize existing control schemes as well as develop new control strategies by supporting the unit by analysis using Aspentech’s IP.21. You will be responsible for the 3rd party process control engineers engaged in project support and maintenance support activities in addition to leading the White Stone site as the process control subject matter expert. 

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

 Formula for Success


    Leveraging your bachelor's or advanced degree in Engineering or a related discipline and your experience in specialty chemical automation, you will provide expert support for the control systems as needed across the plant. Your solid programming software knowledge will be essential as you utilize various types of DCS, PLC and SIS equipment and software (Foxboro, APACS, Triconex) during your daily work. Demonstrating your robust technical knowledge, you will perform advanced control and graphic configuration on systems across the plant. Your effective communication and strong team work skills will serve you well as you coordinate with Operations to implement process improvement, troubleshooting, and periodic health checks of installed base control systems. Your experience providing technical guidance will be a valued asset as you provide expertise as a resource in Advanced Process Control. Understanding plant specific requirements and control systems, you will provide technical expertise for other systems and communications protocols used onsite.

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.



A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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Spartanburg, SC, US, 29302

BASF Corporation
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Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina