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Lab Technician III-Pilot Plant

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 strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.
Where the Chemistry Happens…
Lab Technician III-Pilot Plant (1802156) – Beachwood, OH
This position will be located at the Catalyst Research Center in Beachwood, Ohio. The successful candidate will operate pilot equipment and conduct pilot scale 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.Responsibilities:
  • Accurately prepares and documents the experiment conditions and equipment configuration, daily testing results, and communicates the results to the supervisor.
  • Resolves minor problems, recognizes when results are not meeting expectations and notifies the supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Maintains housekeeping in the lab and pilot plant areas.
  • Identifies any hazards and participates in EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) programs, reporting incidents and near misses.
  • Ships and Receives raw materials and products.
  • Performs Chemical Catalyst sample preparations in the laboratory and pilot plant scale (100 g to 20 kg).
  • Performs necessary mathematical calculations with results frequently requiring additional interpretation.
  • Has a keen sense of attention to detail and the ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Basic proficiency in Chemistry, with strict adherence to established safety standards required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced technical environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
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 or GED
  • Three (3) years of laboratory or chemical plant production experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic proficiency in working with laboratory or chemical plant production equipment (e.g. tools, pumps, tubing, heating tanks, drying ovens, and other related process equipment)
  • Previous experience operating, repairing, maintaining, and troubleshoot pilot scale equipment.
  • Previous experience handling and working with chemicals in a pilot plant environment.
  • Previous experience with pilot processing equipment including extruding, tableting, milling, spray drying, stirred tank, drying and calcining equipment.

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.