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BASF Senior Technician in Beachwood, Ohio

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.

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 Technician – Beachwood, OH (2102085)

This position will be located at the Catalyst Research Center in Beachwood, Ohio. The successful candidate will operate lab/pilot equipment and conduct 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.


Accurately prepares and documents the experiment conditions and equipment configuration, daily testing results, and communicates the results to the supervisor

Resolves minor problems, recognizes when results are not meeting expectations and notifies the supervisor

Enters and follows-up on maintenance and repair work orders of pilot equipment and instrumentation to ensure that all equipment and instrumentation are in safe working order

Keeps inventory of raw materials and products and notifies the supervisor when raw materials are short supplied

Maintains housekeeping in all Zeolite areas of the pilot plant.

Identifies any hazards and participates in EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) programs, reporting incidents and near misses.

Ships and Receives of raw materials and products

Performs Ion exchange and Zeolite synthesis in the laboratory and pilot plant scale (100 g to 20 kg)

Performs necessary mathematical calculations with results frequently requiring additional interpretation

May provide training to lower level technicians.

Must be able to safely lift to 50 lbs.

Strict adherence to established safety standards required

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 In You…

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED with 7 years laboratory experience; OR Associates degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science with 3 years laboratory experience; OR BS in Chemistry/Material Science/Chemical Engineering with 1 year of experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent laboratory skills, including detailed record keeping.

Mechanical ability a plus (i.e. able to operate, repair, maintain, order, and troubleshoot pilot equipment)

Previous experience handling and working with chemicals in a pilot plant environment is a plus.

Experience with pilot processing equipment is highly desired, including grinding, spray drying, stirred tank, drying and calcining equipment and autoclaves.

A keen sense of attention to detail and the ability to work within tight deadlines

Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced technical environment

Excellent verbal 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: RCC/PS-Process Catalysis Scale-up NA-63012139

Title: Senior Technician

Location: OH-Beachwood

Requisition ID: 2102085