BASF Research Lab Technician in Wyandotte, Michigan

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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Research Laboratory Technician – Wyandotte, MI

Primary responsibility for this position is to safely conduct new product development and applications experiments under the direction of the scientists in the team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Safely synthesize new polymer products and characterize the polymers

  • Document all work in the laboratory notebook. Generate and collect data and results from laboratory evaluations using a variety of computer software systems. Compile and interpret data and issue reports as required.

  • Set up, calibrate, operate and maintain various pieces of laboratory and test equipment

  • Set up and maintain a safe, efficient laboratory work place using MOC process. Adhere 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 EHS objectives. Write and revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOP); maintain and constantly improve testing procedures in a safe environment.

  • Generate new ideas that improve the safety, efficiency and overall effectiveness of the laboratory. Proactively establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment and comply with company policies and procedures

  • Develop the necessary knowledge of the equipment and procedures to provide expertise to internal and external customers.

  • Maintain raw material storage and inventory

  • Prepare, package and ship samples

  • Make lab scale foam

  • Make data entry into SAP system

  • Using statistical and digital tools such as DOE, electronic lab notebooks or similar

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 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline

  • 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting

  • 1 year of experience with MS Word and MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science

  • Small molecule or polymer synthesis experience

  • Experience with pressurized reactors

  • Experience working with polymer chemistry testing and/or research

  • Statistical analysis

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.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RAP/ON-Research/ Development-60000434

Title: Research Lab Technician

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1804068