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BASF Chemist III-Architectural Coatings-Paint Formulation in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Chemist III, Architectural Coatings – Charlotte, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a Chemist III to work in the Dispersions & Pigments (ED) business unit as part of our Charlotte, NC company site.

The Technical Application Chemist III will complete hands-on application work on technical service projects for existing products and new products entering the commercialization phase to support growth with our customers. In addition, this position will coordinate lab work with Application Laboratory Technicians, may take general direction/collaboration with Technical Specialists, and is responsible for equipment, SOP/JSA, and writing reports. This position is part of the Architectural Coatings Application Laboratory team reporting to the Technical Team Leader.

Formula for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or material science (or similar field). Advanced degree is a plus.

  • Minimum 7 years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and industrial experience. Preferred: Minimum 5 years’ formulation experience in Architectural or Industrial coatings.

  • Conducts technical comparison of BASF vs. competitive products in Architectural Coatings (proactive to determine value proposition and reactive in case of customer request) and provides others with respective results/analyses/path forward.

  • Completes technical application tests of products for troubleshooting to derive product recommendations and/or formulation recommendations by using multiple product lines of the portfolio and for support of growth opportunities and recommendation of next steps.

  • Complaint management (production &/or customer): Performs technical testing and assessment of individual products via application testing and other analysis, providing others with respective results/analyses and recommendation of next steps.

  • Collaborates with R&D on application testing, results analysis, formulation support and recommendation of next steps especially for products entering commercialization phase.

  • Actively participate in all BASF safety practices and programs

  • Write/revise ISO 9001 documents to maintain and improve work instructions/SOPs

  • Strong laboratory skills and ability to work on multiple tasks and projects as well as directing others

  • Ability to design and direct laboratory experiments, interpretation of results and designing of follow-up experiments

  • Maintenance of laboratory and laboratory equipment in compliance with ISO, knowledge of test methods and writing respective SOP/JSA

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, reporting of results in presentation as well as documentation

  • Work effectively under minimum supervision and in a team environment

  • Be able to lift a 50lbs bag

  • Competencies: Analytical Thinking, Striving for Achievement, Innovativeness, Teamworking, Communication and Interpersonal Understanding, Entrepreneurial Action, Customer Focus

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-EDN/DA-Architectural Coatings-63009200

Title: Chemist III-Architectural Coatings-Paint Formulation

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 2103186