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BASF Technical Specialist I in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Technical Specialist I – Charlotte, NC (ID:2202978)

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Construction Solutions Group (CSG) is dedicated to bringing innovative formulated solutions to our customers in the construction industry by combining the entire BASF portfolio of products and services. BASF has an opening for a Technical Specialist I within the Building Envelope segment of our Construction Solutions business.

We are seeking a professional like you to support multiple applications areas and customers of varying complexity. The Technical Specialist role is responsible for supporting and bringing formulated solutions to our customers and should have experience with waterborne emulsion formulation techniques within the construction coatings industry.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a team focused on growing and developing market opportunities and solving challenging problems in the laboratory and with the customer. You will bridge R&D and application development as you support the pursuit of our customers’ goals. This role is responsible for utilizing the entire BASF portfolio and working in a collaborative manner to resolve customer challenges, identifying new opportunities, and participating in the BASF global technical community

Qualifications – NOTE: Not all positions are eligible for cross-regional relocation/work authorization. Cross regional is defined as movement between countries (e.g. Canada to U.S.).

Formula for Success

  • You leverage your Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field in this role. Advanced degree strongly preferred.

  • Support BASF customers with in-depth technical knowledge of construction coatings formulations and applications.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset – candidate is expected to stay current with trends, development, and innovations in the Construction Coatings industry.

  • Utilizes in-depth technical know-how of products, test methods, and industry standard applications within the construction and coatings industries to support and grow the business.

  • Recognizes and builds Intellectual Property that supports the strategic goals of the Construction Solutions Business.

  • Works as an individual contributor by developing and testing formulated solutions for customer applications.

  • Coaches/mentors the CSG Technical Specialists, Chemists, and Laboratory Technicians.

  • Proactively pursues and focuses on execution of customer-driven innovations and new application fields and manages joint development projects with full accountability.

  • Assists strategic account manager and account managers in the selling process through formulated solutions development, technical relationship management, and operations support and troubleshooting.

  • Assists marketing managers in developing value propositions, marketing collateral and actively maintaining the product development pipeline for markets of expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Direct experience working with waterborne formulations.

  • Experience with development and application testing of emulsion polymers and formulations.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple development projects simultaneously and solve technical challenges.

  • Excellent track record of working with multi-faceted teams through knowledge-sharing, coaching, and mentoring.

  • Experience utilizing statistical design of experiment tools in R&D environments.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation) to both internal and external audiences.

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: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-EDN/DC-Construction and Fiber Bonding-63020091

Title: Technical Specialist I

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 2202978

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