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Research Technician II

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 on process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. BASF is always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. Where the Chemistry Happens… Research Technician – Wyandotte, Michigan In the Urethanes Development group, the Associate Scientist participates in the development of new polyurethane products including elastomers and foams. The Associate Scientist works in the laboratory, performs complex tasks accurately, and then records the results. These tasks include the following:
Formula for Success: You Will…
  • Leverage your educational and professional background in Chemistry or related scientific discipline, you will conceptualize new projects and programs while setting a research direction that provides innovation and breakthrough advantages for the business
  • Serve as a role model, you will champion a zero-incident mindset while maintaining a safe working environment
  • Successfully engage across and outside the organization, you will interact frequently with colleagues as well as with customers, suppliers, consultants, universities, and government agencies, and play a leadership role in industry conferences and technical societies
  • Prepare samples of prototype products at laboratory or at pilot scale, and do so independently
  • Cast or apply the product samples to make realistic parts for testing, and do so independently
  • Independently perform tests on prototype parts using agreed-upon test procedures, and record the results
  • Run and maintain equipment for preparing, applying, and testing products
  • Possess an aptitude for observing, making suggestions and timely communication of results, issues, concerns, and innovative ideas
  • Keep a strong work pace over time, effectively completing work objectives at a satisfactory level according to current job level expectations
  • Routinely interact effectively within and outside the team/work group to accomplish goals, resolves conflict and assists others
  • Follow record keeping practices in notebooks and in databases
  • Collaborate with other group members
  • Resolve minor problems and adapt test methods to meet unique requirements
  • Support integrity of quality system with adherence to test methods, calibration and record-keeping procedures
  • Work safely, following all safety rules and keeping a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness.
  • Willing to work with pilot plant equipment in an industrial environment
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.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You… Basic Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma or GED and 7 years of chemical laboratory experience OR Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of chemical laboratory experience
  • 1 year of experience with MS Office
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with spray foam or spray coatings is highly desirable
  • Previous experience with polyurethane products or related products such as: adhesives, coatings, plastics processing or lubricants is an asset
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.