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BASF Senior Lab Technician in Beachwood, Ohio

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…

Senior Lab Technician – Beachwood, OH (1901842)

This position is in BASF’s lithium-ion battery Research and Development group in Beachwood, OH. The Senior Laboratory Technician carries out daily work in the cathode calcination research laboratory.


  • Operate a wide variety of calcination lab equipment (furnaces, mills, sifters); assemble/construct new equipment, prepare or review job safety analyses and operating instructions.

  • Precise and accurate preparation of solid mixtures according to stoichiometric requirements.

  • Analyze samples for physical and chemical characteristics and provide summary to manager using Particle Size Analyzer, BET Surface Area, Titrations, etc.; generates data which is reliable from which correct conclusions and recommendations can be made.

  • Records and communicates testing results.

  • Assists in the proper training and development of laboratory technicians to ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations and standards.

  • Keep accurate, current records and logs; provide clearly written experimental observations and results for technical reports; provide data and documentation required for technical documents and patents.

  • Resolves minor problems, adapting non-conforming samples to routine preparation and procedures.

  • Responsible for inventory management and preparation of shipping documents for sample shipments.

  • Submission of samples for analytical testing and entering reported analytical results into proper database.

  • Participate in a functional team activity (safety, housekeeping, emergency responder, etc.); complete daily housekeeping of work area including proper storage and management of sample inventory.

  • You will physically lift up to 55 lbs. and work with toxic and hazardous materials using relevant PPE.

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 InYou…

Basic Qualifications:

  • HighSchool Diploma or GED

  • 7years laboratory experience; OR Associates degree in Chemistry, ChemicalEngineering, or related science with 3 years laboratory experience; OR BS inChemistry/Material Science/Chemical Engineering with no experience.

  • 1year of experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellentlaboratory skills, including detailed record keeping.

  • Knowledgeof safe handling of chemicals and pilot plant equipment.

  • Abilityto solve a variety of mathematical problems, including accurate calculationsfor scale up work and variation in chemical components.

  • Demonstratedexperience with instrumentation and analytical methods.

  • Excellentverbal and written communication skills.

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: RCN/BK-Lithium-ion Batteries Cathode Materials-63016353

Title: Senior Lab Technician

Location: OH-Beachwood

Requisition ID: 1901842