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Technical Application Chemist Job

Date: Jan 6, 2018

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: BASF

Technical Application Chemist-1705204

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 a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the 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.

And 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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Construction Solutions Group is dedicated to bringing innovative formulated solutions to our customers in the construction industry by combining the entire BASF portfolio of products and services. BASF has an opening for a Laboratory Chemist in the Construction Solutions Group.

The Technical Application Laboratory Chemist will complete hands-on application work on technical service projects for existing and new products entering the commercialization phase to support growth with our customers. In addition, this position will coordinate lab work with Application Laboratory Technicians, may take general direction/collaboration with Technical Specialists, and is responsible for equipment, SOP/JSA, and writing reports. This position is part of the Construction & Fiber Bonding Application Laboratory team, reporting directly to the Technical Team Leader.

Laboratory Chemist (1705204) – Charlotte, NC

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Conduct technical comparison of BASF products versus competitive products in industry-specific application tests (proactive to determine value proposition and reactive in case of customer request) and provide others with respective results/analyses/path forward.
- Complete technical application tests of products for troubleshooting to derive product recommendations and/or formulation recommendations by using multiple product lines of the portfolio, and for support of growth opportunities and recommendation of next steps.
- Work with project teams to develop waterbased starting point formulations for new/existing product portfolio.
- Be responsible for new method development and troubleshooting existing methods.
- Conduct complaint management (production and/or customer). Perform technical testing and assessment of individual products via application testing and other analysis, providing others with respective results/analyses, and recommendation of next steps.
- Organize R&D application testing, results, data of new product evaluation, formulation support, and recommendation of next steps, especially for products entering commercialization phase.
- Ensure compliance with EH&S and ISO standards [minimum expectation].
- Maintenance of laboratory and laboratory equipment in compliance with 6S and ISO, knowledge of test methods, and writing respective SOP/JSA.
- Work cross-functionally with R&D, marketing, and sales departments.

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 investing 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…
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or a related discipline.
- A minimum of 2 years related professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and industrial experience.
- At least 3 years of experience in waterbased coating formulation industry.
- Strong laboratory skills and ability to work on multiple tasks and projects, as well as directing others.
- Ability to design and direct laboratory experiments, interpreting results, and design of follow-up experiments.
- Experience and knowledge in formulation and application of waterbased binders and related technologies, and training of others.
- Good verbal and written communication skills, reporting of results in presentation as well as documentation (laboratory reports).
- Work effectively in a team environment as well as individually, with ability to work well under minimum supervision as well as directing others (technicians).
- Competencies: Analytical Thinking, Striving for Achievement, Innovativeness, Teamworking, Communication and Interpersonal Understanding, Entrepreneurial Action, Customer Focus

Primary Location: US-NC-Charlotte
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

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