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BASF Quality Control Technician in Newark, California

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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!

Quality Control Technician (1904254) – Newark, CA

Where the Chemistry Happens

Perform prescribed tests and inspections on raw materials and product phases to ensure adherence to quality standards/specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retrieves samples and performs prescribed analysis, including tests for critical characteristics with written and/or electronic records of such activities as established by the immediate supervisor in a safe and accurate manner.

  • Conducts other tests and investigations and performs equipment calibrations and generates QC certificates.

  • Maintains retrievable and traceable system of quality documentation and related items along with inventory control samples.

  • Cleans and maintains the lab equipment and physical lab space.

  • Maintains formula integrity and creates lab batches as required by Research and Development and plant management.

  • Follows all appropriate Environmental Protection, Safety, Health and Quality (ESHQ) policies.

  • Wears prescribed Personal Protective equipment and ensures that prescribed safeguards are properly used.

  • Immediately reports unsafe acts or conditions to his/her supervisor and takes immediate interim steps to protect himself/herself and others from serious risk.

  • Understands that Safety and Environmental responsibility is a major part of BASF’s Vision and Guiding Principles. Must report all unsafe conditions and accidents immediately to appropriate managers or directors. Responsible for the safety of themselves and others.

  • Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9001:2008 and other regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Formula for Success

Education and Experience

  • Minimally, High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • One year of experience in a laboratory setting highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to run, read and interpret test results

  • Sound computer knowledge, SAP, MS Office Suite – Excel and Word.

  • Ability to accurately perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Ability to trouble shoot and problem solve

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Sound interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9001:2008, and other regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.

  • Strong work ethic with ability to perform a wide range of tasks with minimal supervision.

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: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EBN/O-Operations Newark-60001196

Title: Quality Control Technician

Location: CA-Newark

Requisition ID: 1904254

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