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BASF Synthesis Technician - Adhesives in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Synthesis Technician, Adhesives – 1904229 – Charlotte, NC

This role will sit at the Westinghouse Site. It will require heavy travel (up to 50%) to Southfield, MI the first 6-7 Months. If you currently reside in the Southfield location, relocation to Charlotte will be required before June of 2020. Relocation assistance is available from other locations.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Synthesis Technician (Adhesives), to work in the Dispersions & Pigments (ED) business unit as part of our Southfield, MI site.

Role supports the R&D activities for the growth of the EDN business and supports the Polylab operations. Additionally, the role has a highly technical function in the process development group supporting the manufacturing efforts of a highly complex technology.

Synthesis technician is a member of a team of technicians who are coordinated by a lab coordinator under the direction of the Polylab WB Research Coordinator and at the discretion of the R&D product and process development managers. Individual has no administrative responsibility.

This role services the research needs of a business unit and scientists which are business critical to the growth of the EDN.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your educational background in Chemistry, Polymer Science, or a related field, you will synthesize and characterize emulsion polymers to support the existing waterborne adhesives product portfolio, as well as synthesize emulsion polymers for new product development in waterborne adhesives.

  • Your strong commitment to workplace safety is a plus as you will maintain a well-stocked, clean, and safe laboratory environment. Responsible for carrying out work load, including safety and EHS activities, raw material & waste handling, and work requests by interfacing with scientists and lab coordinator. This includes maintaining an open process safety culture, Zero Incident Mindset, provide and complete safety training.

  • Your solid skills in interpreting data and documenting results will be essential as you will prepare emulsions, summarize data, and report observations to the supervising chemist. Basic understanding of process equipment design including pumps, polymerization reactor, pressure relief valve sizing, material balances, instrument specifications, and heat exchangers. Knowledge of automation systems (PLC, DCS) a large plus.

  • Your ability to display the highest standards of job safety, integrity, accuracy, reproducibility, and attention to detail will be of high importance as you commission, calibrate, and operate laboratory equipment, as well as coordinate and ship samples to technical marketing and customers. Must be capable of working in a structured environment where activities are governed by written procedures yet flexible enough to work in an environment of scientific experimentation. Experience with polymer processing and testing equipment.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of waterborne polymerization reactors per standard protocols under the supervision of senior scientist for the development of new products and production support of EDN manufacturing operations. Must have the highest standards of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail. Must be highly organized, flexible and capable of adapting to priority changes daily.

  • Responsible for documenting results with a high attention to detail, while summarizing and reporting observations to the supervising chemist. Responsible for independent project work or operate reactors to help troubleshoot pilot plant issues. Effectively communicate using oral & written skills with scientists, peers and management to ensure that information is exchanged at all levels. Qualified individual will be capable of light physical activity, full days of desk work and combinations of both.

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Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-EDN/T-Technology-63024051

Title: Synthesis Technician - Adhesives

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 1904229

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