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Lab Tech III-V R&D Construction Job

Date: May 19, 2017

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: BASF

Lab Tech III-V R&D Construction-1701818

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.

Description
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…

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit http://www.basf.us/dpsolutions

The Lab Technician will be part of the Research and Development team and will be based in Charlotte, NC and support the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America.

This position has the primary responsibility of supporting the development of functional polymer dispersions for the architectural coatings market.

Aspects of the job include:
- Work with Research Scientists to test polymers for the construction market.
- Complete laboratory projects to support Polymer Research & Development for construction.
- Perform maintenance and calibration activities required to maintain ISO compliance.
- Develop the necessary knowledge with the equipment and procedures to provide expertise to internal and external customers.
- Serve within a laboratory team in such activities as equipment repairs, including interfacing with manufacturers, contractors and site facilities.
- Assist other technicians in the completion of development projects as necessary.
- Generate ideas that improve the safety, efficiency and overall effectiveness of the laboratory and its team.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
- High School diploma is required with 6 years practical laboratory experience in a chemical related field, or a Bachelors or Associates degree with 1 year of practical laboratory experience in a chemical related field. BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
- Must have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated.
- Must be able to operate projects with a high sense of urgency.
- Must be able to work comfortably in a team environment and also effectively on individual efforts.
- Must have the highest standards of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail.
- Must be flexible and capable of adapting to priority changes on a daily basis.
- Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
- Must have basic computer skills and be comfortable with email (Outlook), MS Word and MS Excel.
- Must have the highest standards of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail.
- Must be flexible and capable of adapting to priority changes on a daily basis.

Primary Location: US-NC-Charlotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America


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