Process Lab Technician-1804801 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 with strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.
Where the Chemistry Happens...
Process Laboratory Technician (1804801) – Shakopee, MN
This position will contribute to the development of new products and processes, and provide technical support to the existing products and processes. Increase knowledge and understanding of production processes by being instrumental in running process equipment in the Process Development Lab. Perform test methods and procedures with little to no supervision.
Prepare formulations, run lab and process development experiments in glassware, 5-50 gallon batch mixer, and continuous flow processes in the synthesis and process development labs. Perform basic chemical, physical and performance tests in a single technology area with no guidance. All other testing and technology areas with limited guidance. Including, but not limited to:
Test new processes
Test new and existing product formulas
Produce pilot batches in the laboratory
Communicate technical information, within and outside of R&D, through reports and summaries.
Perform technology demonstrations and/or field evaluations with limited guidance.
Keep accurate and precise records of data and observations.
Keep work areas and equipment clean, organized and maintained.
Wear necessary safety equipment and follow company established Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures. Safety first mentality.
Maintain good attendance record and report to assigned job station in a timely manner.
Follow all appropriate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies.
Wear prescribed Personal Protective Equipment and ensures that prescribed safeguards are properly used.
Notifies his/her supervisor before undertaking a work activity in which he/she is not adequately trained.
Immediately reports unsafe acts or conditions to his/her supervisor and takes immediate interim steps to protect himself/herself and others from serious risk.
Understands that Safety and Environmental responsibility is a major part of BASF's Vision and Guiding Principles. Must report all unsafe conditions and accidents immediately to appropriate manager. Responsible for the safety of themselves and others.
Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and other ISO regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities.
Process safety roles and responsibilities across the organization are clearly- defined and include an expectation to raise, and authority to respond to process safety concerns. Senior leaders are held accountable for process safety performance. Employees understand the importance of process safety as it applies to their jobs and are responsible for following and contributing to the work processes to achieve improvement in company process safety performance.
Assure standards of safety, environmental, team and individual performance are met in a high-performance team-based organization.
Address and raise the EHS standards at BASF.
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 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...
High School Diploma or GED.
2 years of experience working in a laboratory or pilot plant or manufacturing environment.
2 years of experience using a computer to generate reports.
Mechanical aptitude is preferred
Writing SOPs, and Laboratory process development
Lock out, Tag out experience
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
Primary Location: US-MN-Shakopee
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Internal Number: 529819
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.