BASF Research Technician II in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Research Technician II - Charlotte, NC
Research Technician III is a member of a team of Technicians who are coordinated by a Lab Coordinator under the direction of the Polylab Research Coordinators and at the discretion of the R&D product and Process Development Managers. Individual has no administrative responsibility.
Role supports the R&D activities for the growth of the EDN business and supports the Polylab operations including the daily deliverables and elements of safety and cost management.
Formula for Success
• A Bachelors or Associates degree in science (preferably Chemistry) and 5 years relevant experience is required. BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
You will synthesize and characterize polymers to support the existing and develop new printing and packaging, adhesive and industrial coatings products & portfolio.
Your solid skills in interpreting data and documenting results will be essential as you will prepare resins and emulsion polymers, summarize data, and report observations to the supervising scientist.
Your ability to display the highest standards of job safety, integrity, accuracy, reproducibility, and attention to detail will be of high importance as you commission, calibrate, and operate laboratory equipment, as well as coordinate and ship samples to technical marketing and customers.
Experience with polymer synthesis, processing and testing equipment. Must have the highest standards of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail. Must be highly organized, flexible and capable of adapting to priority changes daily. Qualified individual will be capable of light physical activity, full days of desk work and combinations of both.
Must be capable of working in a structured environment where activities are governed by written procedures yet flexible enough to work in an environment of scientific experimentation.
Basic understanding of process equipment design including pumps, polymerization reactors, pressure relief valve sizing, material balances, instrument specifications, and heat exchangers. Knowledge of automation systems (PLC, DCS) a large plus.
Effectively communicate using oral & written skills with scientists, peers, and management to ensure that information is exchanged at all levels.
Responsible for the safe operation of high temperature continuous polymerization and waterborne emulsion reactors per standard protocols under the supervision of scientist for the development of new products and production support of EDN manufacturing operations
Responsible for coordinating lab workload, including safety and EHS activities, raw material & waste handling, prioritization of work request by interfacing with scientists. This includes maintaining an open process safety culture, Zero Incident Mindset, provide and complete safety training
Responsible for documenting results with a high attention to detail, while summarizing and reporting observations to the supervising chemist. Responsible for independent project work or operate reactors to help troubleshoot pilot plant issues.
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Job: REDE - Research & Development
Title: Research Technician II
Requisition ID: 2101430