Research and Development Technician-2002807 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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Where the Chemistry Happens...
Research and Development Technician (2002807) - Attapulgus, GA
Responsible for performing experimental work requests at the lab, pilot, and plant scale to support R&D process and product innovation projects. Willing to learn a wide variety of lab and pilot scale process simulations and the corresponding analytical characterization to expand the current level of process and product technology. Contribute to the development of new products and processing technology and provide technical support to the existing product lines. Increase knowledge and understanding of products, testing methods, applications, installation techniques, and markets. Support the development of new products and processes during plant trials at the three CCP/R manufacturing.
Travel - approximately 20% within the three CCP/R manufacturing sites. Other travel as needed to support project requirements.
Perform Lab and Pilot process simulations in timely and accurate manner in order to expand the current level of process and product technology.
Complete a wide range of physical, analytical, and performance product testing, for legacy and proprietary materials and processes.
Work on the lab and pilot scale development of new testing procedures as required for project assignments.
Support Manufacturing trials at three BASF CCP/R sites and other sites to support project progress.
24 hr shift coverage required as needed to successfully support plant trial execution.
Identify quality and productivity improvements and communicate findings, ideas and problem-solving approach.
Communicate technical information, within and outside of R&D, through reports, spreadsheets and memos as needed.
Perform technology demonstrations and/or field evaluations with limited guidance.
Keep accurate and precise records of data and observations in project files and the secure databases. Upload all documentation into electronic lab notebook system for record retention.
Implement and ensure adherence to 5S program.
Perform all work with a "Zero Incident Mindset".
Always wear proper matrix prescribed PPE.
Follow company established Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures.
Immediately report unsafe acts or conditions to his/her supervisor and takes immediate interim steps to avoid serious risk.
Maintain good attendance record and report to assigned job station in a timely manner.
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.
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...
High School Diploma or GED required.
2 years of Chemical Lab experience required.
Associates degree or higher in a technical field preferred.
Chemical manufacturing experience preferred.
Piolet plant experience preferred.
Applicable lab experience or a combination of operations and laboratory experience in catalyst (FCC preferably), minerals, and / or kaolin processing industry preferred.
Experience with basic analytical test methods such as XRF, XRD, BET surface area, and particle size analysis preferred.
BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
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.
Primary Location: US-GA-Attapulgus
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCC/PR-FCC Scale-up and Manufacturing Support-63009730
Internal Number: 639584
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.