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Lab Technician I Job
BASF Corporation | Huntsville, Alabama
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Lab Technician I-1702627

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.

Description
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 strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.

Principal Responsibilities
- Operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as centrifuge, agitators, rheometer, chemical balance scales, spectrometer, colorimeter, and other equipment.
- Generates data from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytic instrumentation, such as catalytic reactor systems, total surface area analyzers, thermographic, gravimetric analyzers and spectrometers.
- Adheres to company procedures and work instructions and industrial standards regarding sampling and testing techniques and proper handling and preparation of samples in support of company's environmental objectives.
- Participates in routine validation studies to replicate results and to verify results with industry or scientific literature standards.
- Prepares and tests routine raw materials used as ingredients in catalyst slurry production for such qualities as purity, stability, viscosity, density, chemical composition and concentration.
- Prepares and tests routine intermediate and final product samples for presence and content of elements or substances such as: hydrocarbons, organics, and impurities.
- Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
- Accesses data acquisition software and inputs test records and report results using a variety of computer software systems.

Nature and Scope
- Work environment/Physical demands
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
- The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear.
- The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- The use of personal protection equipment is required including, safety glasses, safety shoes and gloves. Use of breathing respirator may be required.
- May be required to work mandatory overtime and/or twelve hour shifts.
- Business environment
- BASF Catalysts is a global operating division located within the United States.
- CCE (Mobile Emissions Catalysts) is a global business unit primarily servicing the global automotive OEM marketplace.
- Internal and external relationships
- Light Duty Coating- Daily
- Light Duty Prep- Daily
- Heavy Duty Coating- Daily
- Heavy Duty Prep- Daily
- Customer Service- Daily
- Quality Control- Daily

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

Basic Qualifications
- High School Diploma/GED with demonstrated enhanced math and/or science ability
- Two or more years of work experience in a quality or laboratory industrial setting

Preferred Qualifications
- Must be able to operate machines of medium complexity, often including use of intermediate computer skills
- Must demonstrate enhanced trouble shooting skills within their assigned process
- Must demonstrate the ability to handle multitask assignments
- Must be able to work with minimal supervision and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations while performing tasks which may require multiple steps

Primary Location: US-AL-Huntsville
Function: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: G-CCE-Mobile Emissions Catalysts

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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