Automation and Controls Engineer

February 10, 2022

Job Description

BASF West Africa Limited

BASF West Africa Limited – At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Automation and Controls Engineer
Job Id: 64402
Location: Lagos, NG
Job Field: Production, Maintenance & Technical Services
Job Conditions: Permanent
What You Can Expect

The incumbent will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the pyrolysis unit line, implementing safety modifications as deemed fit to the Demo pyrolysis unit, facility maintenance of Waste-2-Chemicals pyrolysis site and mandatory inspections and tests on pyrolysis unit are kept up to date.

Duties will include the following:

Ensure all protective equipment and other equipment are kept clean, neat and tidy
Maintain the Waste-2-Chemicals laboratory and utilities storage area in a clean tidy condition
Adhere to all Safety Rules and Regulations at the Waste-2-Chemicals laboratory
Collaborate with the site manager and Project Manager on the safe operation of the Waste-2-Chemicals demo unit
Ensure through vigilance that any malfunctioning equipment, unsafe conditions, and acts are timeously observed and are flagged and actioned by himself or appointed contractors
Assist in the operation of the Waste-2-Chemicals demo unit
Carry out maintenance and engineering works on Waste-2-Chemicals demo unit
Ensure that the Waste-2-Chemicals pilot demo is clean, safe and in good working order
Record all non-conforming equipment on a job card
Carry out all repairs timeously to minimize plant downtime
Maintenance of pyrolysis equipment, pumps, condenser, distillation unit, generator, electrical and control systems in laboratory
Ensure that all mandatory inspections are kept up to date as required by defined protocols
Keep an accurate record of all jobs done – job cards filed.

What We Expect

Minimum of First Degree qualification in Electronic Engineering or Electrical
Prior SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) operation
Experience in Engineering (Bias in Plant Automation)
Knowledge of plant automation, design and control systems
Experience in pump operation and maintenance
Basic computer literacy and computer hardware skills
EHSQ training and First Aid 1 & 2 required.

We Offer

Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and on-the-job training as part of a committed team.
Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

Application Closing Date
18th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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