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BASF Plant Support Scientist in Peekskill, New York

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.

Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit .

What You'll Be Doing - As a Plant Support Scientist, you will provide plant, process, technology, and scale-up support of existing and new products/processes for the Peekskill, NY, North Charleston, SC, and Hartwell, GA facilities, primarily Peekskill (90% of time). You will help to speed up innovation and implementation thereof. You will be responsible for ensuring that production support is effectively developed, communicated and guided through scale-up in the plant.

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by being aware of and implementing company wide and site safety policies/procedures.

  • Support the department by managing the day to day lab operations and production trials and/or scale-ups while promoting a safe work environment.

  • Support and manage small to medium sized production support topics, where necessary coordinating activities at 3rd parties such as toll manufacturers, equipment providers or raw material suppliers.

  • Devise, plan, and execute laboratory experiments related to these projects.

  • Provide clear written and verbal instruction to operations during the support of plant trials.

  • Support the development and scale-up of new products and processes.

  • Responsible for the procurement of supplies and chemicals for the department and for maintaining an accurate and up to date chemical inventory.

  • Ensure all work orders are prioritized, communicated and progressed in a timely fashion.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?


  • Bachelor's Degree and/or advanced degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  • Strong quality and safety orientation.

  • Demonstrated ability to set up and carry out experimental programs and lead technology projects.

  • Ability to apply both fundamental principles and creativity to the development and improvement of products and technology.

  • Excellent experimentation and superior problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to interpret chemical & physical analytical data and coloristic data. Analyze interaction between process conditions and final coloristic properties.

  • A team player who not only delivers on their own projects but also supports others to deliver projects.

  • A talented communicator with strong interpersonal skills who can appropriately convey complex technical information to all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to give, receive and act upon feedback.

  • A passion for continuous learning and applying new tools.

  • Strong written and presentation skills.


  • Inorganic chemistry specialization is preferred

  • Preferred technical skills include hands-on expertise in the synthesis of advanced functional materials (e.g. nanoparticles, structured composites) and thorough experimental knowledge of fine particles, surface and inorganic materials chemistry.

  • Experience working with pilot-scale and plant-scale equipment.

  • Experience of the coatings and color cosmetics industries.

  • Experience of lean methodologies and six sigma certification.

Bonus Points

  • Do you have inorganic chemistry and/or metal oxide coatings expertise? Great!

  • Two years of laboratory experience is a plus.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: G-EDP/GI-Effect Materials-63000965

Title: Plant Support Scientist

Location: NY-Peekskill

Requisition ID: 2002405