Lab Technician I-1701123
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Purpose of the Job
At the BASF Huntsville Plant, we make the chemistry and technology used in vehicle catalytic convertors and other environmental products. As part of our team, employees help us conceive, design, implement and validate new equipment, technologies and processes to help make our world's environment cleaner. Our Quality Control Department plays a vital role in the success of our plant. This position contributes by performing laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical characteristics or composition of solid, liquid, or gaseous materials for such purposes as quality control, process control, or product development by performing the duties listed below.
Operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as centrifuge, agitators, rheometer, chemical balance scales, spectrometer, colorimeter, and other equipment.
Generates data from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytic instrumentation, such as catalytic reactor systems, total surface area analyzers, thermographic, gravimetric analyzers and spectrometers.
Adheres to company procedures and work instructions and industrial standards regarding sampling and testing techniques and proper handling and preparation of samples in support of company's environmental objectives.
Participates in routine validation studies to replicate results and to verify results with industry or scientific literature standards.
Prepares and tests routine raw materials used as ingredients in catalyst slurry production for such qualities as purity, stability, viscosity, density, chemical composition and concentration.
Prepares and tests routine intermediate and final product samples for presence and content of elements or substances such as: hydrocarbons, organics, and impurities.
Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
Accesses data acquisition software and inputs test records and report results using a variety of computer software systems.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Knowledge and Experience
HS degree with 2 years of lab/ experience, Associates or 2 year technical degree with 1 year of lab/ quality control experience or Bachelor's in a related discipline with no lab/quality control experience
Must be able to operate machines of medium complexity, often including use of intermediate computer skills
Must demonstrate enhanced trouble shooting skills within their assigned process
Must demonstrate the ability to handle multitask assignments
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations while performing tasks which may require multiple steps
Nature and Scope
- BASF Catalysts is a global operating division located within the United States.
- CCE (Mobile Emissions Catalysts) is a global business unit primarily servicing the global automotive OEM marketplace.
Primary Location: US-AL-Huntsville
Function: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Night Job