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Senior Technician, Electrochemistry Job

Date: Mar 3, 2017

Location: Beachwood, OH, US

Company: BASF

Senior Technician, Electrochemistry-1700466

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.

The positions are in BASF’s Center for Advanced Cathode Research and Development, to be established at the BASF Catalyst Research Center in Beachwood, Ohio. The Laboratory technicians carry out the daily work in the cathode research laboratories.

Operating independently with limited supervision, the successful candidate will be engaged in the following tasks:
- Recording of experimental data in databases and maintenance of same
- Set-up and operation of instruments operated by process control and computer interfaces
- Operation and general maintenance of a glovebox
- Performing analytical evaluation of samples from our electrochemical and calcination teams
- Precise and accurate preparation of chemical solutions, slurries, and solid mixtures according to stoichiometric requirements
- Troubleshooting the operation of laboratory equipment; expected to be able to operate independently all section instrumentation and/or equipment
- Assessing the electrode quality by running adhesion, cohesion, and other QC testing
- Disassembling various LIB cell formats for post-mortem analysis
- Resolve minor problems, adapting non-conforming samples to routine preparation and procedures
- Receive and give training in laboratory operations to colleagues; serves as senior level non –supervisory technician
- Prepare operating and safety instructions for laboratory equipment and operations
- Advises the supervisor when standard procedures are not applicable to unique sample characteristics
- Assist senior staff on projects as needed

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
- BS in Chemistry/Material Science/Chemical Engineering with no experience or Associates degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a laboratory environment or a high school education with 7 years of laboratory experience. Internal candidates should have at least 3 years’ experience at the Technician II level.
- Understanding of and experience with stoichiometric calculations
- Ability to operate in a laboratory environment
- Computer skills including Word and Excel; Lotus Notes a plus
- Detailed oriented, operating according to SOP’s and safety standards
- Background in analytics and SEM operation experience a plus

Primary Location: US-OH-Beachwood
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCC-Heterogeneous Catalysis

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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