Lab Assistant – Plant Laboratory
At BASF,we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economicsuccess with environmental protection and social responsibility, we arebuilding a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leadingchemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet thecurrent and future needs of society through science and innovation. We providea challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form thebest team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning anddevelopment. 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 Employersin 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainablefutureWhere the ChemistryHappens?Lab Assistant ? PlantLaboratory ? 1901375 — Savannah, GA Objective of theposition: To conduct routine and non-routine Quality Control testing offinished goods, in process, and EHS testing as required. Job Duties/Responsibilities: To conduct quality control testing on all products manufactured by the BASF Savannah site facility in accordance with documented analytical test procedures as directed by the Quality Supervisor. Set up, calibrate and operate laboratory instrumentation such as analytical balances, pH and ion meters, microwave moisture analysis ovens, microwave digestion ovens, surface area analysis, atomic absorption, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and particle size analysis. Operate computer controlled instrumentation and be able to store and extract data. Prepare solutions, standards and buffers according to standard formulas used in analytical analysis. Prepare quality control production samples such as microspheres, zeolites, FCC catalysts and alumina. Prepare environmental effluent samples. Prepare final product samples and documentation for shipment release. Responsible for efficiently setting up and safely conducting laboratory and/or system experiments. Responsible for making and recording experimental observations. Performing data entry and interpreting control charts and graphs. Communicate timely and accurate analytical information to operations personnel. Aid in review of laboratory procedures. Troubleshoot, diagnose and perform routine repair to laboratory instrumentation. Participate in functional team activities including safety, housekeeping, training, HR, etc. Ability to support laboratory overtime requirements. To record and document all test results in accordance with the requirements of the Quality Management System (QMS) and report any out of specification/out of trend results as per site procedures. To conduct regular and timely in-process quality control testing of all products and advise the production department of corrections and/or adjustments required to bring chemical product within specification. To assess the quality of all products in accordance with packaging specifications before it leaves site and immediately report any non conformances. To ensure all laboratory instrumentation used for product quality control is within calibration and all-routine calibration tests are carried out in accordance with QMS procedures. To conduct regular testing of waste generated by the BASF Savannah site facility and alert the Quality Supervisor to any results which are out of specification. To carry out any other environmental and safety monitoring tests in accordance with the documented specifications and test procedures. To review stock levels of laboratory consumables and ensure good housekeeping maintained within the laboratory at all times. The position requires a working knowledge of laboratory applications with the ability to develop or integrate new procedures or work instructions. Applicant must have the ability to read and interpret documents such laboratory procedures, operating and maintenance instructions. Effective oral and written communication skills are essential. Applicants must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. This includes the ability to calculate ratios, percentages and to draw and interpret graphs. Applicants have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Applicants must have proven track record of working effectively with others in a fast paced team environment. The technician/analyst must be capable of organizing complex work flow patterns and balancing multiple priorities in order to keep pace with critical production and shipping demands. TThis position has a Rotating Shift 12 hour shift 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 GEDMinimum 1 year of working laboratory experience including wet chemistry analytical techniquesAbility to work 12 hour Rotating Shifts and Overtime as neededPreferred Qualifications:BS in Chemistry or related field Preferred.5 years previous working laboratory experience including wet chemistry analytical techniquesTechnical & Professional Knowledge: Microsoft Office knowledge, Good Lab Practices (GLP), LIMS 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.Apply for this job.