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BASF Research Technician I 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 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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Research Technician I – MI - 2100334

The Process Technician Lead function is to give direction and schedule work within the Urethane applications Process Development Area (High Bay Equipment area). Additionally, this person will also lead projects and operate equipment as required by workload. Demonstrate expertise in operating multiple pieces of primary processing equipment (4-6). Process Lead will work with business unit partners to help achieve their customer and product development goals. Process Lead is responsible for Safety audits and evaluations as needed and will focus on cleanliness and overall efficiency of the Process Development Lab.

Formula for Success

This position is a hands-on working lead role in the urethane or reaction injection molding area.

Work with multiple business units to ensure all priorities are agreed to and executed.

Work with other supervisors and leadership team members on cross functional responsibilities such as Safety, Audits, Building usage, Maintenance, etc.

Understand business goals and objective and align team goals accordingly.

Champions Safety and 5S in all aspects of the job and across internal and external boundaries.

Interact professionally at all time with all team members and other BASF partners.

Capable of standing 8 hours per day.

Ability to lift / carry 50lbs

Capable of running projects and setting priorities of other team members.

Organizes individuals and teams as required to achieve internal partner goals and objectives.

Trains personnel in AIMS, MOC's, Safety reviews, 5S processes.

Tracks equipment and personnel utilization and recommends improvement processes.

Initiates and tracks cost reduction processes.

Re-assigns equipment and personnel resources as required.

Meets with internal partners to set or reset priorities throughout the week.

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED with 15 years of chemical processing experience OR Associates degree with 8 years of chemical processing experience OR Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of chemical processing experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills.

Strong coaching skills preferred.

Experience in a leadership role is preferred.

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: PMD/NM-PMU: Customer Pilot Center-63023003

Title: Research Technician I

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 2100334