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BASF Lab Tech II in Geismar, Louisiana

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Laboratory Technician II, Geismar LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

This position is responsible for quality assurance testing of in process samples, raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods within the scope of the Company Quality Policy. Using appropriate software to evaluate data based on internal and external specifications, support the continuous improvement of lab and plant processes through QA/QC activities and meet and/or exceed customer expectations.

  • Analyze raw materials, intermediate products, finished products and other chemical samples and evaluate suitability according to established specifications to ensure quality and availability of final product

  • Analyze samples, provide quality data and become an active member along with the Lab Supervisor and Production personnel to provide innovative ideas to improve lab and plant processes and demonstrate continuous improvement

  • Know, understand and use software tools such as Lotus Notes, LabWare, SAP, Microsoft Office Programs, etc. which enhance quality reporting

  • Ensure the suitability of laboratory equipment through proper operation, maintenance, calibration, verification and good quality control and assessment activities.

  • Generate quality data and significant statistical data to support plant personnel in their efforts to enhance process control, meet customer requirements and continuously improve our product quality characteristics.

Formula for Success

The selected candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team, understand chemical and instrument measurement processes, be self-motivated, and willing to develop technical knowledge and understanding of the chemical and measurement processes involved in their respective units.

  • Minimum 2-year Associates degree in Chemistry or 2-year technical degree in analytical testing in Chemistry or related field is preferred. 3 years’ experience working in a chemical manufacturing laboratory environment.

  • Basic understanding of general chemistry

  • Basic understanding of theory, operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory instrumentation such as gas chromatographs, viscometers, spectrophotometers, pH meters, titrators, etc.

  • Basic understanding of the techniques of quality assurance and quality control

  • Basic understanding of math and statistics

  • Basic understanding of ISO/RCMS quality system requirements

  • Basic computer skills using software packages such as Microsoft Office, Power BI, SAP, Lotus Notes, etc.

  • Ability to lead projects with minimal direction from leadership

  • Create or modify procedures or STI’s

  • Perform minimal troubleshooting for all instruments

  • Participate in Root Cause investigations

  • Participate in internal and customer audits

  • Facilitate Tier 2 or other meetings with observation from leadership

  • Create standards and calibrate instruments with minimal oversight from leadership

  • Participate in Gage R&R/validations

  • Train new employees

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting, bending, and twisting of various range and motion requiring physical exertion when handling materials, drums, or equipment

  • Ability to lift 30-50 pounds

  • Ability to stand and walk in work environment majority of time

  • Occasional use of stairs required

  • Occasional use of respiratory protection

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: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: NCG/Q-Geismar Analytical Services and Quality-63020306

Title: Lab Tech II

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2201907

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