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Specialist, SLS & New Technologies - Mining Solutions Job

Date: Sep 1, 2017

Location: Tucson, AZ, US

Company: BASF

Specialist, SLS & New Technologies - Mining Solutions-1703093

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…

BASF Mining Solutions in North America is a growth business focused on delivering products and solutions to customers in the mineral processing industry.

One of the key pillars of our strategic growth over the next several years is the development of the Rheomax® ETD and Rheomatrix® business, particularly for the oilsands and phosphate industries. Rheomax® ETD is an Enhanced Tailings Disposal technology. Rheomatrix® is a step change in technology for use in high shear and high clay tailings environments. As such, the individual in this position should be familiar with tailings management and solid liquid separation techniques, as they will be required accelerate the identification and development of valid opportunities for these technologies.

The position may also be required to support development and product launch activities in other areas of mineral processing such as material handling and selective flotation.

Duties will center on the development of optimal chemical and process solutions for BASF’s Mining Solutions’ customers, but will also include making internal and external technical presentations, assisting with field trials, and planning and performing laboratory testing.

Specialist, SLS & New Technologies – Mining Solutions (1703093) – Tucson, AZ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Develop and initiate application improvements to optimize products and process solutions for the global mining industry, especially related to solid liquid separation and tailings management technologies.
- Technical and operational support for Rheomax®, Rheomatrix®, and other mineral processing business development activities in North America.
- Technical support entails but it not limited to the following:
- Designing, planning and conducting test work, pilot trials and field trials.
- Preparing and delivering reports and presentations for customers and key industry contacts during customer meetings and at industry conferences.
- Preparing and giving technical presentations to customers in support of sales.
- Provide training to both internal and external personnel in Rheomax®, Rheomatrix®, and other mineral processing technologies.
- Approximately 20% travel within the region is expected in support of customer’s technical needs. International travel outside of the North American region may also be required.

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 Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Mining & Metallurgy, or another related discipline; advanced degree is preferred.
- Experience working in the mineral processing industry.
- Process knowledge, including solid liquid separation, and tailings management technologies.
- Strong work planning, data interpretation and report writing and competent computer skills. (Microsoft Office)
- Ability to lead internal and external technical discussions.
- Ensures personal compliance with relevant OH&S legislation, customer specific EHS requirements and BASF Responsible Care®
- Experience working in a laboratory environment desired.
- Strong interpersonal and good communication skills.
- Knowledge of acrylic polymer chemistry as it relates to water soluble polymers used for solid liquid separation preferred.
- A self-motivated, customer-focused and resourceful individual representing BASF in an experienced and professional manner.

Primary Location: US-AZ-Tucson
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EVP-Performance Chemicals

Nearest Major Market: Tucson

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