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BASF Technical Specialist in Southfield, Michigan

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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 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 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Technical Specialist– 1903780 – Southfield, MI

This role will sit at the Charlotte, NC- Westinghouse Site starting in 2020. It will require heavy travel (up to 50%) to Southfield, MI the first 6-7 Months. If you currently reside in the Southfield location, relocation to Charlotte will be required before June of 2020. Relocation assistance is available from other locations.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Technical Specialist role will be part of the Transportation, Industrial, Furniture and Flooring Coatings (TIF) Technical Service Team based in Charlotte, NC and support the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America.

Main duties for this role include: performing hand on laboratory work for technical service projects including customer support, supports market facing industries and sub-industries as well as the Strategic Business Units, and interfacing with the Technical Manager, Market Segment Managers, other Technical Specialists, Application Lab Personnel as well as Technical and Sales Account Managers for their technical area of responsibility.

Formula for Success

  • Utilizes technical know-how on specific product lines, test methods for the industry and/or product uses in industry specific applications in order to sell more of BASF products; supports test method development in conjunction with external test method societies. Stays current with trends, development and innovations in focus industries and the relevant product lines.

  • Leveraging your degree and experience with or knowledge of: coating applications coating. Ability to identify R&D opportunities through interaction and knowledge of markets, industry, and customers, champion R&D pipeline filling. Works in compliance with EH&S and ISO standards while also demonstrating strong housekeep and safety-orientated mindset.

  • Has the ability to lead internal work groups and diverse teams across business lines as well as working as an individual contributor by developing and testing formulated solutions. Leads projects that introduce and apply new concepts and technologies that will have a substantial long-term business impact. Providing excellent communication skills as well as providing on-site customer support if in-depth product support is needed.

  • Performs hands-on work in the lab and is responsible for demonstrating the value of our products and maintains knowledge of customer application testing. Maintains knowledge of customer application testing and supports business growth through paper presentations at trade shows/conferences along with training of direct and indirect customers.

  • Actively maintains close communications including reporting of results and recommendations with line manager, Technical Specialists,Research& Development, and Marketing. Consults and connects across the organization to advance business goals and enhance technical expertise in the organization. Proposes leadership with new technologies and directions. Can design projects to pursue innovative solutions.

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/RC-Transportation/Ind Coatings and Plastics-63008657

Title: Technical Specialist

Location: MI-Southfield

Requisition ID: 1903780

Other Locations: US-NC-Charlotte