BASF Colorist in Shakopee, Minnesota

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 strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Colorist – Shakopee, MN – (1805511)

Develop color formulas for various water-based materials using color matching software. Create applied samples of the final color formula matches per customer request. Some of the duties and responsibilities are:

  • Develop color formulas for all high-performance water-based coatings and EIFS finishes using color matching software.

  • Apply finished color matches to 12” x 12” substrate boards for customer samples per request.

  • Ensure Color lab customer orders have been completed and closed in SAP on time. Communicate formula delivery schedule to Customer Care Rep on daily basis.

  • Maintain color formula database for all products in the color program.

  • Attend to special projects as assigned by the Tech Service Manager or Color/Sample Lab Team Leader

  • Maintain Color Lab inventory of various finishes, coatings, pails, pigments, sample boards, etc. needed to meet customer requests.

  • Label and package customer samples for shipment

  • Wear necessary Personal Protective Equipment and follow company established Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures

  • Notifies his/her supervisor before undertaking a work activity in which he/she is not adequately trained

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

  • Address and raise the EHS standards at BASF. 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 manager. Responsible for the safety of themselves and others.

  • Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and other ISO regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities

  • Assure standards of safety, environmental, team and individual performance are met in a high-performance team-based organization.

  • Aid in the investigation of color related complaints

  • Perform routine checks on automatic pigment dispensers and calibrate lab equipment as needed

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 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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 1 year of experience in color matching in paints and coatings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any experience using color laboratory equipment for example spectrophotometer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-EBN/D-Development-60000496

Title: Colorist

Location: MN-Shakopee

Requisition ID: 1805511