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BASF Laboratory Technician Apprentice in Sparta, Tennessee

Now Hiring! Laboratory Technician Apprentice

Sparta, TN.

The world needs creative solutions. We need YOU!

Where the chemistry happens…

At BASF, we are proud to introduce the next generation of Laboratory Technician Apprentice to the innovative world of Quality Control. If you are looking to build a meaningful career while making an impact on the world, then come create chemistry with us!

As a Laboratory Technician Apprentice in our Sparta, TN facility, you will make an impact on the world with a fundamental focus on sustainability. As a Laboratory Technician Apprentice, you will be a part of a team which ensures the quality of performance polymers! The products produced at the Sparta, TN site can be found in everyday products like auto interior, mirror, window housings, power tool housings, furniture applications, electrical switches, and wall plates and more!

You will enroll in and attend a BASF specific Laboratory Technician Apprentice academic program while working and learning on site!

Starting pay $20/hr. and progressing to $21/hr. upon completion of the program.

During your shift as a Laboratory Technician Apprentice, you will

  • Perform various physical and chemical testing on products manufactured at the facility as required by sample plans.

  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure accurate data results.

  • Operate and maintain molding machine for efficient physical test specimen preparation.

  • Accurately perform tests and record results according to the QC area written procedures and test methods. Develop and write QC procedures, policies, and test methods. Aid in maintenance of the Quality Control Quality System and QC laboratory equipment.

  • Become versed in quality data base systems and enter all test data in the proper system.

  • Perform non-routine chemical and physical testing.

If you...

  • Have a HS Diploma or GED.

  • Are able to work in a quality control laboratory and lift 50lbs.

  • Are able to work 12hr fixed shifts (day OR night/weekends and holidays).


Create Your Own Chemistry With you@BASF

At BASF, you will have the chance to do meaningful work towards building a more sustainable future. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, BASF provides you with access to a wide range of elements to help you be your best. It’s what we call you@BASF . We are committed to providing benefits, programs, and opportunities that support our employees’ overall well-being, personal growth, and a safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.

Just some of the many benefits we offer include:

  • Flexible work arrangements whenever possible

  • Highly competitive retirement savings plan with company match and investment options

  • Well-being programs that include comprehensive mental health support for you and your household family members

  • Family forming benefits (fertility, adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, maternity/parental leave, and more)

  • Back-up child and elder care with discount programs for families of all ages and stages

  • Mentoring and career development opportunities that allow you to share, learn, and thrive

  • Matching gifts program that allows you to deepen the impact of your contributions to qualified charities

  • Employee crisis support for when the unexpected happens

  • Access to our BASF wine cellar, employee discounts, and much more!

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Equal Employment Opportunities

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.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.