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BASF Research Technician I in Wyandotte, Michigan

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.

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 Large Best Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Research Technician I – (2200018) – Wyandotte, MI

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to join our team as a research technician of experimental safety, conduct testing and provide critical information for decision making in process safety assessment.

Formula for Success

Leveraging your education and experiences in science-related fields, you will be responsible for conducting, recording, and reporting the safety experiments, standard or customized, to support technical knowledge in order or help business units gathering essential and critical information for safe process.

Conduct high-quality safety testing including dust explosion, fire hazard analysis, exothermic reaction assessment, calorimetry, UN/DOT tests, etc, to serve BASF internal partners.

Participate in industrial standard safety testing committee to exchange experiences, while keeping BASF technical community of process safety informed on up-to-date testing procedures.

Complete experimental safety analysis based on customer request and discussion with team members or guidance from supervisors, following documented methods and communicating with fellow colleagues about the testing procedure and results; document the initial findings in lab reports.

Maintain standard operating procedures and job safety assessment for the lab.

Troubleshoot equipment and participate in round robin tests internally and externally to ensure the quality and accuracy of measurements.

Develop self and others by accepting trainings from NA or other regions on new experimental capabilities and sharing findings with lab members.

Additional duties which a Laboratory Technician may carry out include EHS duties in the lab and of the unit, purchase essential parts, managing inventory on consumables, book services from 3rd-party companies, and participate in the site/unit safety activities.

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required

1 years of experience working in a laboratory setting required

1 years of experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.) required

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in a technical major is preferred

SAP experience is preferred

Handling of hazardous material experience preferred

Proven problem-solving skills and Analytical skills

Good organization skills with an ability to manage priorities and multi-task

Good verbal and written communication skills

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.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RCP/ON-Chemical / Process Engineering-63022977

Title: Research Technician I

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 2200018