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BASF Colorist in Shakopee, Minnesota

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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 a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the 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.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Colorist (1904372) – Shakopee, MN

Where the Chemistry Happens

Develop color formulas for various water-based materials using color matching software. Create applied samples of the final color formula matches per customer request.

The primary qualification for this position is the attitude, ability and desire to help ensure that we consistently meet or exceed our customer’s expectations for color formulas and samples. This begins with the professionalism and enthusiasm and continues with the accuracy and timeliness of our service and product. It includes the ability to build relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Ability to working in a dynamic, fast paced laboratory environment

  • Color matching in paints and coatings desired

  • Understanding of pigments and color theory helpful

  • General computer knowledge, adept with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel)

  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.

Formula for Success

  • Develop color formulas for all high-performance water-based coatings and EIFS finishes using color matching software

  • Apply finished color matches to 12” x 12” substrate boards for customer samples per request

  • Ensure Color labs customer orders have been completed and closed in SAP on time. Communicate formula delivery schedule to Customer Care Rep on daily basis

  • Maintain color formula database for app products in the color program

  • Perform routine checks on automatic pigment dispensers and calibrate lab equipment as needed

  • Travel up to 20% of the time

  • Willingness to present and train customers on color concepts, software, products, etc.

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-EBN/D-Development-60000496

Title: Colorist

Location: MN-Shakopee

Requisition ID: 1904372