BASF Associate Chemist in Union, New Jersey

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

AssociateChemist (1804791) – Union, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens

Our mission in the Precious Metal Assay Lab is to meet stakeholders’ needs, providing innovative solutions, investing in our employees, capitalizing on opportunities and creating exceptional value in analytics. We accomplish this by providing high quality, reliable data and solutions. The Precious Metal Assay Lab is a high volume and fast paced group, providing accurate analysis in reasonable time.

We are seeking a professional like you to develop a high degree of proficiency in the fundamental aspects of classical wet chemical analysis. This will include testing solids, solutions and slurries to determine precious metal, rare earth and base metal content using a variety of classical wet chemical, gravimetric determinations, and/or instrumental techniques. You will also be responsible for the on-time execution of analytical requests in the area of wet chemical analysis, providing direct analytical support to BASF businesses.

Formula for Success

  • Leveragingyour educational background in Chemistry or a related scientific disciplinecombined with your work with classical wet chemical analysis and/or gravimetric methods, you will create wetchemical assays including peroxide fusion, tellurium collection, aciddigestions, dilutions, and gravimetric analysis.

  • Yourability to thrive within a high-pressure, demanding environment will be avalued asset as you perform samplepreparation procedures for wet chemical assays.

  • Adheringto ISO17025 guidelines, you will maintain quality control procedures to ensurethe accuracy and precision of reported data.

  • Your demonstrated experienceworking with concentrated acids (HF, HCl, NHO 3 ) will be avalued asset in this role.

  • Demonstrating your effectivewritten communication skills, you will report data through the LIMSsystem.

  • Yourcommitment to safety will be essential as you will be tasked withmaintaining safe work practices in accordance with BASF guidelines and attendingand participating in weekly safety discussions.

  • Utilizingyour strong technical skills, you will make instrumental determinationsincluding thermogravimetric analysis.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We OfferYou

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: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RCC/CM-Precious Metal Assay-63016300

Title: Associate Chemist

Location: NJ-Union

Requisition ID: 1804791