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BASF Senior Technician in Beachwood, Ohio

Now Hiring! Senior Technician

Beachwood, OH. - On site - Annual bonus - OT pay elegible

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Where the chemistry happens…

BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics, and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.

As a Senior Technician for BASF’s Process Catalysis Scale-Up North America group, you will be responsible for operating lab/pilot equipment and conducting lab/pilot scale experiments through routine and non-routine procedures for the support of research, development, and production activities and ensure that all equipment is in safe working order.

During your Mon-Fri 8h day shift as a Senior Technician, you will

• Accurately prepare and document the experiment conditions and equipment configuration, daily test results, and communicate the results to the supervisor.

• Perform necessary mathematical calculations with results frequently requiring additional interpretation.

• Contribute to experiment planning and scheduling in cooperation with the supervisor.

• Enter and follow-up on maintenance and repair work orders of pilot equipment and instrumentation to ensure that all equipment and instrumentation are in safe working order.

• Keep inventory of raw materials and products and notifie the supervisor when raw materials are short supplied. Ship and receive of raw materials and products.

• Identify any hazards and participate in EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) programs, reporting incidents and near misses. Take ownership of a determined area for housekeeping.

If you...

• Have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Material Science with no experience OR a high school education with 2 years of college in a related scientific discipline plus 5 years laboratory experience OR a high school education with 7 years of laboratory experience.

• Have basic proficiency in working with laboratory equipment, tools, tubing, and other related process equipment.

• Have mechanical ability, which is critical to position (i.e. able to operate, repair, maintain, order, and troubleshoot pilot equipment).

• Are able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.

• Have experience with pilot processing equipment, which is highly desired, including extrusion, tablet press, grinding, spray dryer, stirred tank, drying and calcining equipment and autoclaves.

• Have basic proficiency in Chemistry, with strict adherence to established safety standards required.

• Are proficiency in MS Office software.


Create Your Own Chemistry With you@BASF

At BASF, you will have the chance to do meaningful work towards building a more sustainable future. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, BASF provides you with access to a wide range of elements to help you be your best. It’s what we call you@BASF . We are committed to providing benefits, programs, and opportunities that support our employees’ overall well-being, personal growth, and a safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.

Just some of the many benefits we offer include:

  • Flexible work arrangements whenever possible

  • Highly competitive retirement savings plan with company match and investment options

  • Well-being programs that include comprehensive mental health support for you and your household family members

  • Family forming benefits (fertility, adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, maternity/parental leave, and more)

  • Back-up child and elder care with discount programs for families of all ages and stages

  • Mentoring and career development opportunities that allow you to share, learn, and thrive

  • Matching gifts program that allows you to deepen the impact of your contributions to qualified charities

  • Employee crisis support for when the unexpected happens

  • Access to our BASF wine cellar, employee discounts, and much more!

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Equal Employment Opportunities

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.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.