BASF Quality Lab Technician - Kankakee, IL in Kankakee, Illinois

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…

Quality Lab Technician – 1801393 – Kankakee, IL

The Chemical Plant Lab Technician will provide quality control and assurance testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products, in a safe manner, for the BASF Corp within the scope of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, RCMS Management System in compliance with all certification requirements (ie FSSC). They will also evaluate data using appropriate software to ensure the results meet internal and external specifications. Notify management when testing results do not meet required specifications. Support the continuous improvement of lab and plant processes through QA/QC activities to meet and/or exceed customer expectations.

  • Calibrate instruments and standardize solutions according to documented procedures and complete required records.

  • Prepare standards and solutions needed to maintain calibration of instruments.

  • Complete routine sample analysis following documented methods and communicating with Operators and Shift Supervisors about the quality of material

  • Maintain chemical standards documentation and ensure re-certification is completed and documented as needed.

  • Participate in laboratory housekeeping and safety inspections

  • Assist analytical chemists with analysis of samples and method development as needed

  • Prioritizing and managing sample testing.

  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

  • Reporting atypical sample or equipment behavior to supervisor.

  • Additional duties which a Laboratory Technician may carry out include routine chemical reactions or bench-scale tests of plant processes; sample collection in the plant; environmental monitoring; or plant analytical instrumentation maintenance/calibration.

  • Assist with lab supply management including restocking lab supplies

  • Utilizing equipment and data software programs.

  • Create SPC charts

  • Analyze, interpret SPC charts

  • Enter in-process data in LIMS.

  • Processing and releasing shipments.

  • Evaluating raw material COAs versus approved specifications to authorize material into plant using SAP.

  • Assist with writing or revising work instructions.

  • Auditing quality documents.

  • Document non-conformances.

  • Generate COAs and review for accuracy.

  • Optimize existing procedures

  • Manage archival of Quality Documents

  • ISO/RCMS internal auditor.

  • Implement QA CAPAs

  • Trainer for testing, data entry and processing paperwork.

  • Participate and make recommendations in safety meetings.

  • Maintaining housekeeping.

  • Preparation / labeling of samples for shipment.

  • Ensure compliance with all assigned training.

  • Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management or designee.

  • Developed understanding of general chemistry and laboratory safety.

  • Developed understanding of the techniques of quality assurance and quality control.

  • Developed understanding of math and statistics.

  • Developed computer skills using software packages such as Microsoft Office, SAP.

  • Well-developed analytical methodology and an insight into troubleshooting and problem solving.

  • Detail oriented with the ability to record and report pertinent data.

  • Support & participate in the BASF Process Safety Program (i.e. Zero Incident Mindset, complete training, report all incidents, participate in investigations etc.).

  • Must be able to achieve a passing score on a pre-placement aptitude test.

  • Must be able to follow both written procedures and verbal instructions.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment and interact with management and employees within the organization.

  • Ability to work rotating shifts and overtime when required.

  • Good communication skills (oral and written).

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:

  • Associates degree in Sciences or 2 year Technical degree in Analytical Testing or 10 years relevant experience in lieu of degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience working in a QC production lab environment supporting manufacturing demonstrating skills outlined in principle responsibilities section, preferable in positions of increasing responsibility.

  • Experience supporting an ISO or GMP manufacturing environment.

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment on a rotating shift.

  • SAP knowledge.

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: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance

Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

Title: Quality Lab Technician - Kankakee, IL

Location: IL-Kankakee

Requisition ID: 1801393