BASF Polyurethane Laboratory Technician, Adhesives Research in Wyandotte, 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. 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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Polyurethane Laboratory Technician, Adhesives Research – Wyandotte, MI

The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for preparing and testing new adhesive formulations in the laboratory using hand, and pilot scale machine mixing techniques. This will entail the safe handling of liquid and solid materials to prepare adhesive blends, producing test coupons, and running test equipment. The Laboratory Technician will contribute to equipment maintenance, writing of SOPs, and maintenance of a safe and clean work environment.

Our successful candidates will:

  • Work with the Scientist to design, prepare, and optimize formulations.

  • Carry out laboratory work independently, from formulation to application testing.

  • Operate and maintain pilot scale mixing equipment.

  • Generate and record data from laboratory evaluations; report qualitative and quantitative findings.

  • Contribute to writing SOPs for laboratory tasks and equipment.

  • Keep equipment calibration records.

  • Generate ideas that improve the safety, efficiency and overall effectiveness of the laboratory.

  • Maintain laboratory safety equipment and lab hygiene standards.

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 is required

  • 2 years of experience in a laboratory environment is required

  • 6 months experience of product formulation is required

  • 6 months experience of machine equipment operation (for material processing) required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or scientific field is preferred

  • 6 months experience of chemical and mechanical material testing is preferred

  • Ability to write and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is preferred

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.

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Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: GM/N-Global R&D - Advanced Materials & Systems

Title: Polyurethane Laboratory Technician, Adhesives Research

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1802027