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BASF Chemist - Paint Detackification in New Providence, New Jersey

Chemist - Paint Detackification

Location New Providence, NJ


A chemical structure is only as strong as the bonds between the molecules. At Chemetall/BASF, the strength of the bonds lies not just in the chemicals but is also mirrored in the links forged between the global companies and employees of the Chemetall/BASF world.

We are a company with highly qualified talent, who give their contribution each and every day across the different sectors to make the Chemetall/BASF difference. We demonstrate uncompromising ethics and appreciation for our employees, as well as respect for the environment. Chemetall/BASF is a leading specialty chemical company whose quality, innovation, and service exceed the expectations of our customers.

Where the Chemistry Happens:

Develops new products, product modifications and test procedures for the evaluation of these products. Interfaces with Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing to introduce new products, and solve customers’ technical problems. Recommends appropriate products for customers’ operations, provides technical consultation/advice to the Field Sales force and Field Application Engineers.

Formula for Success:

  • Product Development

  • Develop project plan in conjunction with Technical Manager

  • Formulate new products

  • Develop new testing procedures

  • Modify standard products for improved performance

  • Participate in field testing of new products

  • Devise manufacturing procedures and process

  • Write specifications for raw materials and products

  • Assist in technology transfer from other companies or divisions

  • Technical Support/Technical Service

  • Run laboratory evaluation of customers’ jobs

  • Select and recommend appropriate products for customers’ applications

  • Develop optimum operating parameters for Chemetall/BASF products

  • Provide technical support to the sales force, field engineers and customers

  • Provide troubleshooting assistance in the field (in customers’ plant)

  • Write or provide technical information for Profiles, Process Instructions and other technical literature

  • Provide technical support for manufacturing

  • Professional Development

  • Continuously upgrade technical skills by working in the laboratories and consulting with other technical personnel, staying abreast of technical developments in the field, reading technical journals and learning new methods of analysis

  • Work with Chemetall/BASF’s Equipment Engineering group as required to better understand dispensing and control equipment

  • Attend industry seminars and in-house seminars to keep current with new technologies

  • Polish written and verbal communication skills

  • Improve computer skills

  • Search and evaluate new patents

  • Interact with vendor representatives for new information on raw materials

  • Laboratory Support

  • Insure work area is maintained in a safe manner

  • Maintain laboratory equipment in peak operating condition in accordance with Chemetall/BASF quality system

  • Check inventory level sufficiency of supplies

  • All activities and functions to be in compliance with Chemetall/BASF Quality Systems and Procedures

  • Includes sitting, walking, standing, alternate sit/stand and viewing monitor, simple grasping frequently, power grasping, and fine manipulation with hands, pushing and pulling with hands, reaching above shoulder level, and lifting and carrying up to 20lbs., and occasional lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs

  • Work Environment includes exposure to or working with Chemicals/Solvents frequently daily including a computer keyboard, monitor and mouse; moderate noise; moderate temperature; Required to wear goggles

  • Position requires continuous ability to make decisions

Ingredients for Success:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

  • <5 years of industrial experience

  • Previous formulating experience

  • Knowledge or background in water soluble polymers or water treatment preferred

  • Target/goal driven

  • Curious; application/practical mindset; independent/self-driven worker

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Team player

  • Safety minded

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.