Process Development Chemist - Huntsville, AL-2002160 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.
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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.
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Process Development Chemist (2002160) - Huntsville, AL
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for developing a viable manufacturing process for catalysts formulated by Design R&D that meet customer specifications, can be mass produced in existing global production sites, and fulfill stringent customer specifications and quality standards. This includes carrying out technology transfers of prototype production and scaling up at the selected sites. In contrast, existing unit operations are adapted, or new ones developed to ensure the commercialization of new products. In this role, you will participate in global, cross-team projects within the research community, as well as with sales, application technology, production, and quality.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your solid planning skills to define schedules/priorities for multiple assignments under limited supervision and persuade others when interacting with peers, customers, and management. Additionally, this role will allow you to share any experience you may have in catalyst scale-up and manufacturing processes and familiarity with slurry processing and coating.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Your knowledge of laboratory and engineering experience will be used to scale-up of safe chemical procedures for the development of new products.
Leveraging your education in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry and catalysis research or development experience (preferably in catalyst scale-up, manufacturing process development, or development of heterogeneous catalysts), you will i dentify, develop, document, and help implement new or improved catalyst manufacturing processes for local and global auto-emission catalyst production facilities.
Recognizing the commercial impact of your work to make recommendations for other applications (e.g., continual improvement opportunities, corrective actions), you will p rovide process expertise to department customers and process development peers.
Successfully engaging across the organization, you will participate in regional and global project teams to lead or support new product development. You will take the lead role in developing processes required for transferring laboratory scale recipes to production.
Demonstrating your experience with design, execution, and documentation of research projects and resource management, you will re view and interpret results to define and perform follow-up studies to meet project goals with R&D counterparts.
Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will serve you well as you prepare oral presentations and written reports to communicate project status and results.
Working as a subject matter expert, you will support local manufacturing troubleshooting on demand.
Relying on your sound judgment and acting as a role model for the manufacturing community, you will routinely demonstrate your high-level awareness of process and environmental safety.
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.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Primary Location: US-AL-Huntsville
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCC/EP-Advanced Process Development-60000745
Internal Number: 631181
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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.