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BASF Chemist III in North Carolina

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Chemist III, Architectural Coatings – 2100489 – Charlotte, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a Chemist III to work in the Dispersions & Resin (ED) business unit as part of our Charlotte, NC company site.

The Technical Application Chemist III will complete hands-on application work on technical service projects for existing products and new products entering the commercialization phase to support growth with our customers. In addition, this position will coordinate lab work with Application Laboratory Technicians, may take general direction/collaboration with Technical Specialists, and is responsible for equipment, SOP/JSA, and writing reports. This position is part of the Architectural Coatings Application Laboratory team reporting to the Technical Team Leader. Key roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Utilizes paint formulation expertise and understanding of the complex interactions involved to develop robust solutions to support customers and internal stakeholder.

  • Conducts technical comparison of BASF vs. competitive products in Architectural Coatings (proactive to determine value proposition and reactive in case of customer request) and provides others with respective results/analyses/path forward.

  • Completes technical application tests of products for troubleshooting to derive product recommendations and/or formulation recommendations by using multiple product lines of the portfolio and for support of growth opportunities and recommendation of next steps.

  • Complaint management (production &/or customer): Performs technical testing and assessment of individual products via application testing and other analysis, providing others with respective results/analyses and recommendation of next steps.

  • Collaborates with R&D on application testing, results analysis, formulation support and recommendation of next steps especially for products entering commercialization phase.

Formula for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science field. Advance degree is a plus.

  • Subject matter expert on Architectural paint formulation

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience formulating in a paint company

  • Direct experience presenting data to an external technical community

  • Experience leading a lab formulation concept to a plant scale-up trial

  • Experience mentoring other technicians and chemists in paint formulation

  • Strong laboratory skills with ability to work on multiple projects and tasks

  • Ability to design and direct laboratory experiments, interpret data and draw meaningful conclusions

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Work effectively in a team environment

  • Competencies: Analytical Thinking, Striving for Achievement, Innovativeness, Teamworking, Communication and Interpersonal Understanding, Entrepreneurial Action, Customer Focus

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/DA-Architectural Coatings-63009200

Title: Chemist III

Location: North Carolina

Requisition ID: 2100489