BASF Technical Application Laboratory Chemist - Construction in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Where the ChemistryHappens…

The Technical Application Laboratory Chemist will be part of the Construction & Fiber Bonding team and will be based in Charlotte, NC and support the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America.

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit

As the Technical Application Laboratory Chemist, you will complete hands-on application work on technical service projects for existing products and new products entering the commercialization phase to support growth with our customers. In addition, you will coordinate lab work with Application Laboratory Technicians, may take general direction/collaboration with Technical Specialists, and will be responsible for equipment, SOP/JSA, and writing reports. You will be a part of the Construction & Fiber Bonding Application Laboratory team reporting directly to the Technical Team Leader.

Formulafor Success: You Will…

  • Conductingtechnical comparison of BASF products vs. competitive products inindustry-specific application tests (proactive to determine valueproposition and reactive in case of customer request) and provides otherswith respective results/analyses/path forward.

  • Completingtechnical application tests of products for troubleshooting to deriveproduct recommendations and/or formulation recommendations by usingmultiple product lines of the portfolio and for support of growthopportunities and recommendation of next steps.

  • Workingwith project teams to develop waterbased starting point formulations fornew/existing product portfolio.

  • Newmethod development and troubleshooting existing methods.

  • Complaintmanagement (production &/or customer): Performing technical testingand assessment of individual products via application testing and otheranalysis, providing others with respective results/analyses andrecommendation of next steps.

  • OrganizingR&D application testing, results, data of new product evaluation,formulation support and recommendation of next steps especially forproducts entering commercialization phase.

  • Ensuringand working in compliance with EH&S and ISO standards [minimumexpectation].

  • Maintenanceof laboratory and laboratory equipment in compliance with 6S and ISO,knowledge of test methods and writing respective SOP/JSA.

  • Workingcross functionally with R&D, marketing and sales departments.

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or materialscience (or similar field) 2 years’ industrial experience OR Master's degree in chemistry or material science (or similar field)

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience formulation and application of waterbased binders and related technology

  • Strong laboratory skills and ability to work onmultiple tasks and projects

  • Experience designing and directing laboratoryexperiments, interpreting results, designing of follow-up experiments, andtraining of others

  • Good verbal and written communication skills,reporting of results in presentation as well as documentation (laboratoryreports)

  • Work effectively in a team environment underminimum supervision, as well as when directing others (technicians)


  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or material science (or similar field) 5 years’ industrial experience OR Master's degree 3 years’ industrial experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience formulation and application of waterbased binders and related technology

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

Title: Technical Application Laboratory Chemist - Construction

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 1702881