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Process Metallurgist Job

Date: Mar 17, 2017

Location: Seneca, SC, US

Company: BASF

Process Metallurgist-1700626

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.

Description
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.

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Process Metallurgist to join our team. The BASF Catalysts Division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.

Process Metallurgist is responsible for the optimization and develop of pyrometallurgical (pyromet) processes (Electric Arc Furnace, Top Blown Rotatory Converter, and Induction furnace unit operations). Candidate will support daily operations providing troubleshooting, production quality, and process safety.

Process Metallurgist (1700626)

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Develop and implement Process Safety Concept for each pyromet unit operation.
- Develop and implement improved precious metal recovery processes in each pyrometal unit operation.
- Optimize cycle time and equipment reliability.
- Scope development and manufacturing ownership for capital investments in the pyromet area.
- Optimize of slag and alloy rheology/chemistry.
- Support the optimization of downstream hydrometallurgical process.
- Preventative maintenance of furnaces.
- Construction and rebuilding furnaces

Create your own chemistry: what we offer you…

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefits. You also have retirement benefits that include generous company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

What’s more, we believe that learning never stops. By working for a large, global organization, you’ll have an opportunity to develop your skills and build your network in myriad ways. You will build your knowledge of the many industries we serve and sharpen your skills in developing and refining sales strategies that align with current and future needs of the markets we serve.

Don’t just join us for a job, join us for a career! Come create chemistry with us!

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…
- PHD in metallurgy or closely related field and 2+ years’ experience in the metallurgy industry; OR a Master's Degree in metallurgy or closely related field and 5+ years’ experience in the metallurgy industry; OR a Bachelor's Degree in metallurgy or a closely related field and 7+ years’ experience in the metallurgy industry or a closely related field.
- Precious metals refining experience desired, but not required.
- Strong communication skills and able to build productive relationships at all levels of the organization.
- Creative problem solver with the ability to effectively influence others outside of span of control.
- Knowledge and practice in design of experiments and other process improvement experimental tools.
- Specific knowledge of critical Process Safety and regulatory compliance surrounding smelting operations.
- Tenacity, resilience and demonstrated strong ability to assess and improve processes.

Primary Location: US-SC-Seneca
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CCM-Precious & Base Metal Services


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Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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