Senior Lab Technician-1901806 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...
Senior Lab Technician - Beachwood, OH (1901806)
This position will be located at the Research Center in Beachwood, OH. The successful candidate will operate laboratory and pilot equipment and conduct experiments through routine and non-routine procedures for the support of research, development, and production activities and ensure that all equipment is in safe working order. This position is expected to prepare a large variety of sample materials from various Business Units within BASF that have processes involving solid materials such as Precipitation/crystallization, Filtration, Drying, Calcination, Mixing, Agglomeration, Coating, Milling and others. The individual should be comfortable with analytical and solid-state chemistry, engineering principles, and in setting up, running and maintaining both lab and pilot scale equipment. The individual should display creative thinking and be able to provide detailed observation of experimental effects. The job requires the employee to work safely with a variety of chemicals with known hazard levels.
Operate a wide variety of laboratory and pilot scale equipment; assemble/construct new equipment, prepare or review job safety analyses and operating instructions.
Precise and accurate preparation of solid and/or solid liquid mixtures according to stoichiometric requirements.
Analyze samples for physical and chemical characteristics and provide summary to manager using Particle Size Analyzer, BET Surface Area, Titrations, etc.; generates data which is reliable from which correct conclusions and recommendations can be made.
Records and communicates testing results.
Assists in the proper training and development of laboratory technicians to ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations and standards.
Keep accurate, current records and logs; provide clearly written experimental observations and results for technical reports; provide data and documentation required for technical documents and patents.
Resolves minor problems, adapting non-conforming samples to routine preparation and procedures
Responsible for inventory management and preparation of shipping documents for sample shipments.
Submission of samples for analytical testing and entering reported analytical results into proper database
Participate in a functional team activity (safety, housekeeping, emergency responder, etc.); complete daily housekeeping of work area including proper storage and management of sample inventory.
Enters and follows-up on maintenance and repair work orders of pilot equipment and instrumentation to ensure that all equipment and instrumentation are in safe working order
Keeps inventory of raw materials and products and notifies the supervisor when raw materials are short supplied
Identifies any hazards and participates in EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) programs, reporting incidents and near misses.
Performs necessary mathematical calculations with results frequently requiring additional interpretation
Must be physically able to lift 55 lbs. and be willing to work with potential toxic and hazardous materials
Basic understanding and strong personal focus on laboratory safety protocols
Will handle multiple projects in a technical environment
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
3 years laboratory experience; OR Associates degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science with 2 years laboratory experience; OR BS in Chemistry/Material Science/Chemical Engineering with no experience
1 year of experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Excellent laboratory skills, including detailed record keeping and knowledge of safe handling of chemicals and equipment. Ability to solve a variety of mathematical problems, including accurate calculations for scale up work and variation in chemical components
Demonstrated experience with instrumentation and analytical methods
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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-OH-Beachwood
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCP/ON-Chemical / Process Engineering-63023111
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.