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BASF Corporation | Charlotte, North Carolina
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Technical Application Laboratory Chemist - Construction-1702881

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.

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

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Technical Application Laboratory Chemist will be part of the Construction & Fiber Bonding team and will be based in Charlotte, NC and support the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America.

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit http://www.basf.us/dpsolutions

As the Technical Application Laboratory Chemist, you will complete hands-on application work on technical service projects for existing products and new products entering the commercialization phase to support growth with our customers. In addition, you will coordinate lab work with Application Laboratory Technicians, may take general direction/collaboration with Technical Specialists, and will be responsible for equipment, SOP/JSA, and writing reports. You will be a part of the Construction & Fiber Bonding Application Laboratory team reporting directly to the Technical Team Leader.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Conducting technical comparison of BASF products vs. competitive products in industry-specific application tests (proactive to determine value proposition and reactive in case of customer request) and provides others with respective results/analyses/path forward.
- Completing technical application tests of products for troubleshooting to derive product recommendations and/or formulation recommendations by using multiple product lines of the portfolio and for support of growth opportunities and recommendation of next steps.
- Working with project teams to develop waterbased starting point formulations for new/existing product portfolio.
- New method development and troubleshooting existing methods.
- Complaint management (production &/or customer): Performing technical testing and assessment of individual products via application testing and other analysis, providing others with respective results/analyses and recommendation of next steps.
- Organizing R&D application testing, results, data of new product evaluation, formulation support and recommendation of next steps especially for products entering commercialization phase.
- Ensuring and working in compliance with EH&S and ISO standards [minimum expectation].
- Maintenance of laboratory and laboratory equipment in compliance with 6S and ISO, knowledge of test methods and writing respective SOP/JSA.
- Working cross functionally with R&D, marketing and sales departments.

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 material science (or similar field) + 2 years' industrial experience OR Master's degree in chemistry or material science (or similar field)
- Minimum of 2 years' experience formulation and application of waterbased binders and related technology
- Strong laboratory skills and ability to work on multiple tasks and projects
- Experience designing and directing laboratory experiments, interpreting results, designing of follow-up experiments, and training of others
- Good verbal and written communication skills, reporting of results in presentation as well as documentation (laboratory reports)
- Work effectively in a team environment under minimum supervision, as well as when directing others (technicians)
Preferred:
- Bachelor's degree in chemistry or material science (or similar field) + 5 years' industrial experience OR Master's degree +3 years' industrial experience
- Minimum of 3 years' experience formulation and application of waterbased binders and related technology

Primary Location: US-NC-Charlotte
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

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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