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Research Technician - Urethane Applications Machine Operator

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with strong emphasis on process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. BASF is always working to form the best team especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

Where the Chemistry Happens

Research Technician - Urethane Applications Machine Operator Wyandotte, Michigan

The Research Technician - Urethane Applications Machine Operator will support the Urethane Systems Technical Service and R&D Communities by performing new product development trials and customer troubleshooting efforts in the machine area for the Construction, Consumer, Industrial, and Transportation business segments of Performance Materials. Working under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Technician performs tasks such as:

  • Support technical service community by setting up and operating machines for trials and/or customer troubleshooting

  • Perform housekeeping tasks around operating equipment and assigned areas

  • Prepare product blends for customer trials

  • Perform maintenance tasks for equipment, including PMs, repairs, troubleshooting, etc.

  • Operate hand tools and power tools, such as band saws, drill presses

  • Ensure that the proper testing equipment/instrument and method are used as specified (Karl Fisher Titrators and Viscometers)

  • Work independently following all safety policies and standard operating procedures

  • Work as part of a team to achieve common project and workplace goals

  • Other tasks as assigned

  • Able to lift and handle materials weighing up to 50 lbs

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

  • 3 years of experience in a pilot or prototype laboratory setting or manufacturing operations

  • 3 years mechanical troubleshooting experience

  • 1 year of experience with standard computer programs (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Machine operator experience

  • Polyurethane industry experience

  • Troubleshooting experience, specifically related to machines used to prepare polyurethane materials

  • Computer programming experience



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