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Sr / Staff Mechanical Design Engineer -Freeport, TX


Job Field: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Location: Freeport, TX, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704360

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF is seeking a Sr / Staff Mechanical Engineer to provide mechanical and pipe engineering support and/or design activities associated with project scope development, estimating, detailed design, drafting, project execution, and coordination of capital projects and internal customers in maintenance. This position is located in Freeport, TX.

As the Sr / Staff Mechanical Engineer, you will support the stationary equipment and piping inspection group as necessary. You will also provide expertise and knowledge in Piping and Pressure Vessel Codes (ASME B31.3, ASME 31G, Section VIII Division I, API 510/570, API 620/650 and other applicable ASME and API Codes).

Formula for Success: You Will…

Provide Capital Support

  1. Support capital projects through all phases - basic engineering (front-end-loading), design engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up/commissioning.
  2. Ensure quality design, cost compliance, and schedule activities are met as related to Mechanical Engineering.
  3. Effective coordination of Mechanical documents and design issues with project managers and other engineering disciplines.
  4. Serve as the BASF Representative for monitoring and oversight of projects performed by external engineering firms to ensure quality, cost, and schedule compliance.
  5. Identify, evaluate, and promote cost-savings opportunities regarding equipment design and construction opportunities.
  6. Develop and Maintain Mechanical documents equipment technical data sheets throughout the project.
  7. Specify and support procurement of pipe and mechanical equipment (both stationary and rotating).
  8. Answer requests-for-information (RFI) from fabrication shops and equipment manufacturers.
  9. Answer RFI's from Construction during plant erection.
  10. Answer RFI's from Operations during plant start-up.

Provide Maintenance Support

  1. Provide Mechanical Engineering calculations including:
    1. Minimum wall thickness, Remaining Life, and Fitness-for-Service.
    2. Hydrotest pressures
    3. Vessel re-rates
    4. Nozzle addition/replacement
  2. Provide Guidance for piping stress analysis, with respect to PSV reaction forces and other standard requirements. Provide guidance on stationary equipment and pipe inspection techniques.
  3. Work with block Mechanical Maintenance engineers regarding equipment locations and establishing preventative maintenance schedules in SAP.

You will also have Strategic Engineering Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in North American Technical Network (NATN) and other teams regarding mechanical equipment and piping design, fabrication and installation.
  2. Review, validate, and provide feedback on new and revised Corporate policies and procedures related to Mechanical and Piping disciplines.
  3. Review/create policies/procedures relating to mechanical and piping design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance.
  4. Review and promote new technology regarding vendor supplied items, including valves, gaskets, and fabrication / construction methods.
  5. Provide assistance to procurement with technical reviews of valves, gaskets, and other piping components.
  6. Evaluate physical and software tools and methods of construction and inspection for improved efficiency.
  7. Provide assistance to linked sites relating to piping and general mechanical engineering.

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.


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…

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with 8+ years of experience with mechanical equipment design, fabrication and inspection.
  • Experience with pipe stress design.
  • Experience in executing capital projects, debottlenecking, maintenance activities, and retrofits involving multi-discipline interfaces.
  • Knowledgeable with applicable industry Codes as they relate to stationary equipment and piping (ASME, API, TEMA and other applicable codes).
  • Self-starter, good communication skills, organization, coordination, and leadership skills.
  • Strong computer skills, to include working knowledge Compress and Caesar II software.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with 10+ years of experience with mechanical equipment design, fabrication and inspection preferred.

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