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BASF Corporation | Kankakee, Illinois
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Quality Lab Technician- Kankakee, IL-1700193

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
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

The Chemical Plant Lab Technician will provide quality control and assurance testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products, in a safe manner, for the BASF Corp within the scope of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, RCMS Management System in compliance with all certification requirements (ie FSSC). They will also evaluate data using appropriate software to ensure the results meet internal and external specifications. Notify management when testing results do not meet required specifications. Support the continuous improvement of lab and plant processes through QA/QC activities to meet and/or exceed customer expectations.

In addition, the following activities will be performed:

Primary Responsibilities:

Testing & sampling
- Calibrate instruments and standardize solutions according to documented procedures and complete required records.
- Prepare standards and solutions needed to maintain calibration of instruments.
- Complete routine sample analysis following documented methods and communicating with Operators and Shift Supervisors about the quality of material
- Maintain chemical standards documentation and ensure re-certification is completed and documented as needed.
- Participate in laboratory housekeeping and safety inspections
- Assist analytical chemists with analysis of samples and method development as needed
- Prioritizing and managing sample testing.
- Troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
- Reporting atypical sample or equipment behavior to supervisor.
- Additional duties which a Laboratory Technician may carry out include routine chemical reactions or bench-scale tests of plant processes; sample collection in the plant; environmental monitoring; or plant analytical instrumentation maintenance/calibration.
- Assist with lab supply management including restocking lab supplies

Data entry
- Utilizing equipment and data software programs.
- Create SPC charts
- Analyze, interpret SPC charts
- Enter in-process data in LIMS.
- Processing and releasing shipments.

Processing paperwork
- Evaluating raw material COAs versus approved specifications to authorize material into plant using SAP.
- Assist with writing or revising work instructions.
- Auditing quality documents.
- Document non-conformances.
- Generate COAs and review for accuracy.
- Optimize existing procedures
- Manage archival of Quality Documents

Misc.
- ISO/RCMS internal auditor.
- Implement QA CAPAs
- Trainer for testing, data entry and processing paperwork.
- Participate and make recommendations in safety meetings.
- Maintaining housekeeping.
- Preparation / labeling of samples for shipment.
- Ensure compliance with all assigned training.
- Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management or designee.

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

Knowledge and Experience

Required:
- Associates degree in Sciences or 2 year Technical degree in Analytical Testing or relevant experience. In lieu of degree, 5+ years' experience working in a QC production lab environment supporting manufacturing demonstrating skills outlined in principle responsibilities section, preferable in positions of increasing responsibility.
- 3+ years working in a lab environment.
- Developed understanding of general chemistry and laboratory safety.
- Developed understanding of the techniques of quality assurance and quality control.
- Developed understanding of math and statistics.
- Developed computer skills using software packages such as Microsoft Office, SAP.
- Well-developed analytical methodology and an insight into troubleshooting and problem solving.
- Detail oriented with the ability to record and report pertinent data.
- Support & participate in the BASF Process Safety Program (i.e. Zero Incident Mindset, complete training, report all incidents, participate in investigations etc.).
- Must be able to achieve a passing score on a pre-placement aptitude test.
- Must be able to follow both written procedures and verbal instructions.
- Must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment and interact with management and employees within the organization.
- Ability to work rotating shifts and overtime when required.
- Good communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred:
- 5+ years experience in lab positions of increasing responsibility.
- Experience supporting an ISO or GMP manufacturing environment.
- Experience working in a manufacturing environment on a rotating shift.
- Prior SAP knowledge

Primary Location: US-IL-Kankakee
Function: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Rotating
Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

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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