Senior Lab Technician-1803780 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.
Sr Lab Technician
This position will be located at the Research Center in Beachwood, OH. The successful candidate will operate laboratory and pilot equipment and conduct experiments through routine and non-routine procedures for the support of research, development, and production activities and ensure that all equipment is in safe working order. This position is expected to prepare a large variety of sample materials from various Business Units within BASF that have processes involving solid materials such as Precipitation/crystallization, Filtration, Drying, Calcination, Mixing, Agglomeration, Coating, Milling and others. The individual should be comfortable with analytical and solid state chemistry, engineering principles, and in setting up, running and maintaining both lab and pilot scale equipment. The individual should display creative thinking and be able to provide detailed observation of experimental effects. The job requires the employee to work safely with a variety of chemicals with known hazard levels.
Operate a wide variety of laboratory and pilot scale equipment; assemble/construct new equipment, prepare or review job safety analyses and operating instructions.
Precise and accurate preparation of solid and/or solid liquid mixtures according to stoichiometric requirements.
Analyze samples for physical and chemical characteristics and provide summary to manager using Particle Size Analyzer, BET Surface Area, Titrations, etc.; generates data which is reliable from which correct conclusions and recommendations can be made.
Records and communicates testing results.
Assists in the proper training and development of laboratory technicians to ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations and standards.
Keep accurate, current records and logs; provide clearly written experimental observations and results for technical reports; provide data and documentation required for technical documents and patents.
Resolves minor problems, adapting non-conforming samples to routine preparation and procedures
Responsible for inventory management and preparation of shipping documents for sample shipments.
Submission of samples for analytical testing and entering reported analytical results into proper database
Participate in a functional team activity (safety, housekeeping, emergency responder, etc.); complete daily housekeeping of work area including proper storage and management of sample inventory.
Enters and follows-up on maintenance and repair work orders of pilot equipment and instrumentation to ensure that all equipment and instrumentation are in safe working order
Keeps inventory of raw materials and products and notifies the supervisor when raw materials are short supplied
Identifies any hazards and participates in EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) programs, reporting incidents and near misses.
Performs necessary mathematical calculations with results frequently requiring additional interpretation
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
BS in Chemistry/Material Science/Chemical Engineering with no experience
or Associates degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science with a minimum of 2 years' experience working in a laboratory environment or a high school diploma with 3 years of laboratory experience.
Excellent laboratory skills, including detailed record keeping and knowledge of safe handling of chemicals and equipment. Ability to solve a variety of mathematical problems, including accurate calculations for scale up work and variation in chemical components
Demonstrated experience with instrumentation and analytical methods
Proficiency in MS Office software required – MS Excel required
Basic understanding and strong personal focus on laboratory safety protocols
Ability to handle multiple projects in a technical environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be physically able to lift up 55 lbs. and be willing to work with potential toxic and hazardous materials
Excellent 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 .
Primary Location: US-OH-Beachwood
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCP/ON-Chemical / Process Engineering-63009075
Internal Number: 517198
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.