Laboratory Technician - Quality Assurance Job

Laboratory Technician - Quality Assurance-1800323

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

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…

Laboratory Technician – Quality Assurance, Livonia, Michigan – (1800323)

BASF’s PMN business is the leading supplier of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 39 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, it is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries.

We are seeking a safety conscious, dedicated, energetic, team oriented individual to become part of a dynamic work environment contributing to a successful Polyurethane System business.

The Lab Technician is responsible for performing in process and final quality assurance testing activities related to the batch manufacturing operations at the GSH site.

Principle Responsibilities:
- Actively participates in EHS initiatives and compliance; including adherence to established safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures.
- Samples blend vessels to obtain in-process and final quality samples.
- Performs required testing on in-process batch samples and finished goods to determine if product specifications are met
- Works closely with other lab shift technicians to perform lab testing requirements and communicate results
- Monitors and reviews instrument controls using routine instrument checks through calibration, verification, and/or validation
- Operates auxiliary lab equipment (Band Saw, Water Baths, Centrifuge, etc.) as required to prepare and test the batch’s performance against specifications.
- Establishes proficiency in and maintains daily input of data management systems such as SAP QM for purposes of COA generation, quality release, root cause analysis, NCM investigations and trend reporting
- Reviews and approves incoming raw materials prior to release to production and produces product shipping documentation
- Modifies and validates work procedures as required to ensure proper documentation of lab activities; inclusive of logbooks, databases, check sheets, worksheets, etc.

Develops or modifies laboratory procedures as required to maintain safe work conditions and meet continuous improvement targets

The Laboratory Technician will work an 8 hour midnight shift (10:30PM – 7:00AM) with overtime as required

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 [email protected], 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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic Qualifications:
- HS Diploma or GED
- 2 years experience in a quality assurance / testing laboratory (college laboratory experience is acceptable) or 7 years experience in a production/operation role within a chemical manufacturing company
- 2 years experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or a technical degree in Analytical Testing, Chemistry or related field.
- 1 year experience SAP Quality Management (QM) System
- 1 year experience in ISO 9001:2015 compliance

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.

Primary Location: US-MI-Livonia
Function: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Night Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA
Full time
Livonia, Michigan 48150, US