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Research Technician II (Wyandotte, MI) Job

Date: Mar 15, 2017

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Research Technician II (Wyandotte, MI)-1700419

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 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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Primary responsibility for this position is to work in close partnership with the Staff Scientists to carry out polymer synthesis, characterization, and application experiments on laboratory scale and pilot plant scale equipment to support the TPU development projects. This position will report to the Staff Scientist. Laboratory operation knowledge and skills are required.

The Research Technician will work for the thermoplastic polyurethane business unit and be responsible for performing laboratory and scale-up experiments to support technical sales, technical service and development scientist.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Be responsible for the synthesis, injection molding and extrusion techniques used for laboratory scale sample preparation and subsequent physical and analytical testing.
- Support site EH&S and continuous improvement initiatives through individual and team contribution
- Have an aptitude for observing, making suggestions and communication
- Organization skills (time planning, record-keeping in R&D notebook).
- Learn new techniques as needed
- Contact person for polymer testing that is performed in other BASF labs and external third party labs
- Solid background in safe work practices.

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
- High School Diploma with 8 years of experience in plastics processing/testing OR Associates with 6 years of experience in plastics processing/testing.
- Experience in laboratory syntheses, preparation of hand-mixtures and samples preferred.
- Effective oral and written communications skills with strong work ethic and self-motivation
- Must operate with a high sense of urgency
- Possess basic science and technology skills, good math and analytical skills
- Ability to build solid working relationships quickly and effectively function as a team member and on cross-functional teams and also effectively on individual efforts
- Demonstrate high degree of personal initiative and a willingness to learn
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

This position is part of a job family with multiple levels and will be filled at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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