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Associate Research Technician - MARS Job

Date: Jun 14, 2017

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Associate Research Technician - MARS-1701221

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.

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

As part of a team the successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of personal safety, product quality, and operating all aspects of the reactors, as well as, filling, loading, and unloading systems and their auxiliary equipment such as bins, filters, blend tanks, and utility equipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam. The Associate Research Technician will manufacture and/or pilot quality finished goods and manage hazardous raw materials in a safe and efficient manner. This includes running of reactors, filters, pumps, load/unload of tank trucks, box trailers, railcars, totes, or drums as required.

In addition, the following activities will be performed by the Associate Research Technician:
- Conduct visual inspection of operating equipment to determine current operating status;
- Read, record and interpret data of instruments, reactors, tanks, pumps, cooling unit, etc., and makes corrective adjustments as required to keep efficient and accurate production on reactor trains & pilot operations as well as environmental control systems
- Perform maintenance, i.e., purges, washes, dries, and recharges equipment;
- Work from both verbal & written instructions of leadership, standard procedures, batch sheet & loading sheets to operate reactors, as well as, filling & loading systems;
- Work on rotating shift
- Maintain good housekeeping in work areas and assist in general cleanup as assigned;
- Contribute to the success of unit goals & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, costs, productivity and morale throughout the plant;
- Participate in all required safety training;
- Participate in miscellaneous duties including painting, cleanouts, assistance to plant during outages, and maintain operating condition of key equipment
- Operate computerized control systems in non-routine manner, such as piloting operation or a product trial
- Set priorities without supervisor approval

Performs all functions including the manufacture/piloting of finished goods & samples within compliance of BASF, state, and federal requirements, including production, labeling, inspection and shipment of these shipments; responds to spills, so to contain and control materials safely on site; uses necessary safety equipment and personal protective equipment; participates in required training and drills.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

- High School diploma or equivalent education
- 1-3 years experience in a pilot and/or production environment
- Fork truck license
- Strong math skills
- Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Direct experience with weighing, conveying, and packaging of PSM and/or hazardous Chemicals and Waste
- Mature dependable judgment when dealing with others. Exhibits good judgment in asking for help
- Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot systems and identify likely problems
- Effective time management skills to efficiently manage daily activities
- Demonstrated ability to handle both manual & automatic controls, and operate computerized control systems
- Basic ability to assemble and specify fittings/piping for completion of daily tasks

Desired Qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to perform lockouts of complex hazardous material systems without supervision and guidance
- Emergency Response training at Operational level
- Basic understanding of BASF policies.
- Familiarity SAP transactions
- Participates on intradepartmental teams

Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Rotating
Organization: (GM)-Advanced Materials & Systems Research

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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