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BASF Quality Assurance Analyst in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Quality Assurance Analyst

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, this position reviews and analyzes site quality data and makes recommendations to continuously improve site product quality and quality assurance / lab processes and procedures.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Lead quality non-conformance investigations and ensuring creation and completion of sound corrective actions and preventative measures.

  • Conduct Ongoing review, analysis and reporting of site quality data. This includes trending and tracking including statistical process control (SPC). Reporting data to Quality Assurance Manager, site manufacturing team and regional operations.

  • Research, develop and implement new microbiological testing methodologies. This may involve collaboration with Regional and Global and/or third-party expertise.

  • Support on-floor manufacturing including troubleshooting and investigating quality issues and special sampling and testing activities. May involve some evening and weekend coverage.

  • Perform validation and consistency checks of existing microbiological testing methodologies.

  • Lead site quality initiatives (e.g. site meetings and training activities) and active participation in site interdependent quality committee.

  • Assist with quarantined product and disposal process.

  • Liase with Sales and Marketing Teams and product end users as required to investigate product issues for enhancement of customer experience.

  • Conduct Non routine testing of products manufactured at the site


  • Degree in relevant science (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)

  • Diploma in relevant field and 10-plus years relevant experience will be considered

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a microbiological lab required

  • Previous experience with microbiological methods development strongly preferred

  • In depth knowledge of inoculant quality testing methodologies required

  • Strong knowledge of inoculant manufacturing processes preferred

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: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-APN/PD-Regional Operations-63007604

Title: Quality Assurance Analyst

Location: CAN-SK-Saskatoon

Requisition ID: 1903379