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Associate Mechanical Scientist/Engineer-Tarrytown, NY Job

Date: Nov 4, 2017

Location: Tarrytown, NY, US

Company: BASF

Associate Mechanical Scientist/Engineer-Tarrytown, NY-1703272

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

Where the Chemistry Happens…

From designing to running a major production facility, the field of engineering and production at BASF is where true professionals with excellent technical and scientific expertise can apply their knowledge in challenging environments. When it comes to plant engineering and construction on the large scale, many challenges must be overcome. Securing our leading position in the industry while holding fast to our high safety and environmental in always in our focus.

You will have a thorough understanding of the mechanical operation of a wide range of bench test equipment, peripheral lab utilities, as well as small hydraulic vane pumps, which will allow for the ability to troubleshoot, maintain operations, and perform preventive maintenance and repairs. You will perform a variety of lubricant/fuel additive evaluation tests using established procedures, and possess a high comfort level manipulating chemical additives and solvents per laboratory safety practices.

Associate Scientist/Engineer (1703272) – Tarrytown, NY

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Troubleshoot lubricant test equipment and operate tools associated with this equipment, including hydraulic pump equipment.
- Formulate large- and small-scale samples for laboratory testing.
- Ensure equipment being used is property calibrated and in working order.
- Interface with site engineering department when there are equipment issues.
- Handle multiple assignments under close direction of an individual contributor.
- Perform preliminary assessment of the technical information, identifying when results are unusual or suspect; investigate cause of suspect data; define and implement corrective actions.
- Summarize experimental designs and results in written form for presentation to internal stakeholders; periodically present information internally in oral form.
- Author Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and equipment procedures for use by others within the group; proactively identify weaknesses in current procedures and investigate and implement alternatives.
- Develop knowledge of products, markets, and technology within lubricant/fuel industry.
- Maintain a safe and efficient laboratory 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 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 Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related scientific discipline required.
- Previous experience in laboratory testing preferred.
- Lab experience in the lubricant or fuel testing area is a plus.
- Understanding of the mechanical operation of a wide range of bench test equipment, peripheral lab utilities, and small hydraulic vane pumps desired.
- Success Characteristics:
- Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently
- Analytical thinking
- Strong mechanical aptitude
- High level of efficiency
- Concise, detailed report writing and excellent record-keeping
- Self-starter with ability to perform functions with limited supervision
- Strong attention to detail; quality orientation
- Solid communication skills
- Travel 5%


Primary Location: US-NY-Tarrytown
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: (EV)-Performance Chemicals

Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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