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Technical Service Representative - Polyurethanes/Cast Elastomers Job

Date: Jun 16, 2017

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Technical Service Representative - Polyurethanes/Cast Elastomers-1701599

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

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking chemist to support PU systems and cast elastomers to support the Performance Materials unit.

Technical Service Representative (1701599)

The Technical Service Representative is a technical service specialist that also supports product and application development efforts. Focus is on providing adequate technical service assistance in the cast area for assigned projects and the development of new cast elastomer formulations along with the improvement of existing products and processes.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Apply knowledge gained from other polymer and plastics areas to create Elastomer systems that maximize the desirable attributes needed for a specific customer.
- Use scientific tools, statistical methods, and specialized experience to modify existing technologies for new end-use applications.
- Report in technical papers relevant findings from development studies and present data to the polyurethane community.
- Design and supervise in-house and customer trials of existing and new systems
- Interface with R&D, marketing, sales and manufacturing personnel often to utilize these group’s resources and review product testing
- Provide required technical service to assigned accounts, focusing on the systems business
- Identify new opportunities with existing accounts and/or new customer targets

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 Chemistry or related field required.
- Working experience in technical services, R&D, Quality Control, or similar positions in the fields of polyurethanes or polymer chemistry preferred.
- Excellent communication skills (oral/written), self-driven, and ability to effectively translate customer needs into requirements while leading projects to fulfill them
- Strong work management and analytical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to effectively manage conflicting priorities and goals under challenging situations. Must be able to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment with excellent rapport building skills.
- Strong goal orientation with a drive to complete business-relevant projects
- Aptitude to interact with customers effectively and solve problem while securing BASF’s supply position with Win-Win solutions.
- Able to travel up to 20% of the time.

Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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