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Lab Supervisor-1702789

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.

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 a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the 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.

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 a Lab Supervisor for our Freeport, TX facility. Reporting to the PD/QA Lab Manager, you will supervise work activities of Laboratory Technicians that provide QC/QA testing and support PD activities for operations. You will maintain a safe, compliant, and reliable Laboratory to support the CP/CI/ED businesses at the Freeport Site. You will perform other duties as required.

The Oxo Alcohol, Poly Alcohol, Acrylic Acid, Acrylic Monomers and Dispersions QA/PD Group is responsible for the quality assurance of over 35 products from three different business groups, produced in both continuous and batch processes. They are responsible for maintaining four production laboratories and training the production technicians in approved analytical procedures. The QA/PD Group is also responsible for the quality assurance of several remote product storage terminals.

The QA/PD Supervisor will interact with production, shipping, marketing, analytical services, purchasing, customer service, logistics and sometimes outside customers.

The QA/PD Supervisor will have 10 direct, hourly (PMU) reports.

Lab Supervisor (1702789) - Freeport, TX

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Supervise the Laboratory Technicians responsible for supporting operating units at the site and provide support to resolve analytical discrepancies.
- Be accountable for daily environmental and safety compliance.
- Establish lab goals, objectives, and operational budgets to assure continuous improvement and alignment with production.
- Track Team Performance for success (KPI's/Metrics).
- Monitor check standards and calibrations, and participate in monthly calibration meeting.
- Contribute to investigations related to product non-conformances to ensure true root cause analysis and effective corrective and preventive actions are implemented.
- Develop, build, and maintain an engaged work force.
- Conduct Performance Management Reviews.
- Monitor and approve hourly time cards in SAP.
- Be a super user in SAP/QM and manage customer specifications.
- Utilize talent development process to promote the development of team members.
- Participate in recruiting, interviewing, and selection of employees

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 a Technical degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; OR an Associate's degree in Science with a minimum of 5 years of Laboratory experience in a Manufacturing environment; OR or a minimum of 7 years of relevant Laboratory experience in a Manufacturing environment.
- 1+ years of experience in a Supervisory / Leadership role leading and driving for results through good communications and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of safe laboratory operations and ability to implement and maintain safe laboratory practices and support a prominent safety culture among lab employees..
- Ensure all activities comply with the relevant legal BASF requirements.
- Good understanding of business acumen and customer focus.
- Working knowledge of GC/HPLC instrumentation with well-developed analytical methodology and problem-solving skills
- Working knowledge of quality standards such as ISO 9001.
- Experience with SAP database.
- Lean Six Sigma knowledge/experience.
- Availability and ability to be on call for lab issues.

This position requires all candidates to either possessor obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Primary Location: US-TX-Freeport
Function: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: NCF-Freeport Site

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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