BASF Laboratory Technician (Batch and Continuous Process) in Savannah, Georgia

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…

Lab Technician-Batch and Continuous Process (1800682) – Savannah, GA

Responsibilities include:

  • To conduct quality control testing on all products manufactured by the BASF Savannah site facility in accordance with documented analytical test procedures as directed by the Quality Supervisor.

  • Set up, calibrate and operate laboratory instrumentation such as analytical balances, pH and ion meters, microwave moisture analysis ovens, microwave digestion ovens, surface area analysis, atomic absorption, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and particle size analysis.

  • Operate computer controlled instrumentation and be able to store and extract data.

  • Prepare solutions, standards and buffers according to standard formulas used in analytical analysis.

  • Prepare quality control production samples such as microspheres, zeolites, FCC catalysts and alumina.

  • Prepare environmental effluent samples.

  • Prepare final product samples and documentation for shipment release.

  • Responsible for efficiently setting up and safely conducting laboratory and/or system experiments.

  • Responsible for making and recording experimental observations. Performing data entry and interpreting control charts and graphs.

  • Communicate timely and accurate analytical information to operations personnel.

  • Aid in review of laboratory procedures.

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and perform routine repair to laboratory instrumentation.

  • Participate in functional team activities including safety, housekeeping, training, HR, etc.

  • Support laboratory overtime requirements.

  • Record and document all test results in accordance with the requirements of the Quality Management System (QMS) and report any out of specification/out of trend results as per site procedures.

  • Conduct regular and timely in-process quality control testing of all products and advise the production department of corrections and/or adjustments required to bring chemical product within specification.

  • Assess the quality of all products in accordance with packaging specifications before it leaves site and immediately report any non-conformances.

  • Ensure all laboratory instrumentation used for product quality control is within calibration and all-routine calibration tests are carried out in accordance with QMS procedures.

  • Conduct regular testing of waste generated by the BASF Savannah site facility and alert the Quality Supervisor to any results which are out of specification.

  • Carry out any other environmental and safety monitoring tests in accordance with the documented specifications and test procedures.

  • Review stock levels of laboratory consumables and ensure good housekeeping maintained within the laboratory at all times.

  • Working knowledge of laboratory applications with the ability to develop or integrate new procedures or work instructions.

  • Read and interpret documents such laboratory procedures, operating and maintenance instructions.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills are essential.

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. This includes the ability to calculate ratios, percentages and to draw and interpret graphs.

  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Work effectively with others in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Organizing complex work flow patterns and balancing multiple priorities in order to keep pace with critical production and shipping demands.

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:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • One year of experience in a Chemical laboratory environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or a related field

  • Previous experience utilizing Laboratory Management Systems (LIMS)

  • Previous experience utilizing wet Chemistry analytical techniques

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: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: CC-Catalysts

Title: Laboratory Technician (Batch and Continuous Process)

Location: GA-Savannah

Requisition ID: 1800682