Research Technician

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Research Technician

 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 Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future  Where the Chemistry Happens  Research Technician Wyandotte  The Pilot Plant Technician will be part of the N-EDN/T Pilot Plant Resins team and will be based in Wyandotte, MI and support the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America.The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiber bonding, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing.   Reporting to the Pilot Plant Operations Coordinator, the Pilot Plant Technician will be responsible to operate the pilot plant equipment to create quality samples in a safe, timely and professional fashion to support the EDN business (Dispersions & Resins) and other BASF businesses. The technician is also responsible to ensure that the pilot equipment remains operational and is safe.   Formula for Success: You Will  Maintain a high sense of urgency and speed in delivering customer samples.Maintain a parts inventory for the assigned pilot plant equipment to be ready when needed.Demonstrate a sense of ownership for the pilot plant assets and strong teamwork with co-workers.Become the equipment expert and the “Go To” person for assigned assets when equipment/process/computer interface modifications are proposed.Demonstrate the highest level of safety and consideration for others working in the pilot plant when operating polymerization equipment.Work independently, developing, planning and executing day-to-day equipment operations and maintenance as established in the standard operating procedures.Provide process and sample data to sample owners in a timely fashion.Maintain clear and concise records of the pilot plant operations. Keep an accurate, up to date, and witnessed lab notebook.Support of scale-up of processes to manufacturing when appropriateDisplay capability and willingness to be the lead mechanic on the equipment assigned. The nature of the job is to explore new chemistries and processes at the direction of exempt staff.Work safely through the use of proper personal protective equipment and procedures such as Lock Tag & Try and Hot Work.     Basic Qualifications:   High school degree with 3 years experience in a chemical industryor Associate Degree with 2 years of experience in a chemical industry Strong mechanical aptitude is required Holds or is capable of obtaining a Fork Truck Operators licenseand HAZWOPER certification. Microsoft based programs (Excel, Access, Word) Flexibility to adapt to changing work schedules and functionalareas from week to week Must value their own safety as well as the safety of others andthe environment above all else.Must beable to lift up to 25 Kg, handle 55-gal drums, and work on elevated platforms.   Preferred Qualifications:    College level chemistry is preferred Prior experience with PLC or DSC control systems preferred Familiarity with P&IDs, PFDs, PHA, HAZOPs (or similar),Management of Change, SDS desired Knowledge and experience with process control, interlocks, pumps,desired   We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualifiedapplicants 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, geneticinformation, or any other characteristic protected by law.   BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accreditedby the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.   

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