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Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a technician in the Physical Testing Lap of the Polyurethane Systems Services Group. You will report to a Staff Scientist.
Formula for Success: You Will
- Set up and develop test methods as per industry standards for polyurethane foam testing or as specified by customer
Review foam testing requests submitted by internal customers via internal software system
Prepare foam samples for specified testing
Operate with hand tools and power tools, such as band saw and presses
Ensure that the proper testing equipment/instrument and method is used as specified
Ensure that all work conducted is in compliance with ISO 9001 certification
Work collaboratively with a team of six co-workers in order to complete testing requests
Enter testing data/results in LIMS (Lab Information Management System) in a timely manner for customers to access
Resolve minor issues as related to equipment/instrument and test methods
Communicate effectively and without delay with service team and customers on setbacks as related to equipment/instrument malfunction that results in the delayed completion of testing request
Support site Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) and continuous improvement initiatives through individual and team contribution
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 youthe whole youin 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.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
- Solid background in safe work practices to operate equipment/machinery such as band saws and presses
- Working knowledge of materials testing as related to the characterization of polyurethane- based materials for chemical structure-property relationship
- Efficient at time management to multitask
- Proven track record demonstrating a strong work ethic and inclined toward continuous improvement
- Ability to work in a team environment and also effectively on individual efforts
- Computer programming skills would be a plus
- Mechanical skills would be a plus
This position is part of a job family with multiple levels and will be filled at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.
Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA