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BASF Research and Development Engineer - Attapulgus, GA or McIntyre, GA in Attapulgus, Georgia

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And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2020 as one of America’s Best Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future.

Research and Development Engineer (2001982) – Attapulgus, GA or MIDGA (McIntyre and Gordon, GA)

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for leading and managing major strategic projects for new product research and commercialization, process research, process optimization and cost reduction. You will be a member of the FCC R&D group (RCC/PR) located either at the Attapulgus site in Attapulgus, GA or the MIDGA site in McIntyre and Gordon, GA.

Travel for the role is estimated to be approximately 25% to 33% - primarily within the three FCC manufacturing sites in Georgia and the Iselin, NJ R&D center. Other travel as needed to support project requirements. Note that travel requirements can vary significantly depending on the nature and needs of the project of responsibility.

Depending on your experience, you may be located at the MIDGA site - serving as the onsite group leader, expected to operate independently with offsite managerial support.

Formula for Success

  • Demonstrating your strong project management skills, you will successfully lead, plan, and execute projects of responsibility. You will also use these skills when you act as the project leader for projects of advanced difficulty, as well as a team member supporting additional R&D efforts.

  • Applying your strong leadership experience, you will be responsible for managing the microsphere pilot plant including planning and scheduling of work, maintenance planning, and ensuring proper EHS best practices are followed.

  • Successfully engaging within the organization, you will work closely with Manufacturing, Marketing, EHS, Finance, and Research for scale-up of new products and major refinements of existing products.

  • Your unwavering commitment to workplace health and safety will be evident as you address EHS requirements at BASF and other manufacturing sites, meeting the standards for a Zero Incident Mindset and Zero Loss of Containment Mindset. You will also commit to proactively raising the standard for EHS at all sites for all projects.

  • Your solid problem-solving ability will be essential as you make decisions independently with a problem - solution type approach, as well as plan and develop project scope concerning unique problems which have impact on major strategic initiatives.

  • Leveraging your education and applicable industrial experience in chemical engineering, inorganic chemistry, or surface chemistry, you will maintain full technical accountability for interpreting, organizing, documenting, executing and coordinating assignments.

  • Demonstrating initiative and a drive for results, you will explore options and develop project scope for major projects. You will also recommend approaches based on conventional and novel approaches.

  • Your strong verbal and written communication skills will serve you well as you report results to Management for approval to implement in existing facilities or consult capital project development for new facilities. You will also use these skills as you develop and communicate detailed project plans and project proposals, communicate and present project results, and lead the commercialization or implementation of projects of responsibility.

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.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RCC/PR-FCC Scale-up and Manufacturing Support-63009730

Title: Research and Development Engineer - Attapulgus, GA or McIntyre, GA

Location: GA-Attapulgus

Requisition ID: 2001982