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Analytical Chemist - Freeport, TX


Job Field: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Location: Freeport, TX, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704148

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 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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. We have big goals for our Freeport Laboratory Services group and we're working hard to build our Process Development and Quality Assurance teams.

This is where you come in.

The Analytical Chemist will be responsible for providing support to the Laboratory Services Organization and the Analytical Service Group at the Freeport Site.

Analytical Chemist (1704148) – Freeport, TX

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Champion site safety policies by:
    • Rigorously following all safety rules.
    • Encouraging coworkers to work safely.
    • Listening to safety concerns and taking appropriate actions.
  • Support EHS Specialists and Area Experts in the safety concept development; provide updates and applications, as necessary.
  • Provide technical and leadership support to Process Development groups and the Daily Execution teams in root cause failure analysis for EHS incidents, PHA, PSSR, and MOC development, conduct reviews to meet process safety and environmental requirements, as necessary.
  • Contribute technical support to operations, maintenance and the businesses in adherence of the production plan and plant trials.
  • Furnish troubleshooting assistance and knowledge transfer to the Process Development groups and the Daily Production Execution teams.
  • Administer analytical and technical support in root cause failure analysis for production and quality incidents.
  • Provide analytical methods development for all production and product development organizations.
  • Oversee the process for bringing new chemicals on site for the area supported by the lab.
  • Manage new chemicals/raw material qualification.
  • Coach and develop existing and new personnel into high-performing teams who abide by the culture and behaviors required by BASF.
  • Identify training needs and leverage the Learning and Development Coordinator to provide the necessary training opportunities.
  • Interface with all Laboratory, Daily Production Execution and Technology Teams.
  • Provide technical Customer Support.
  • Manage and monitor budgeting changes for Lab accounts as necessary.
  • Interact with BASF technical communities and find new ways to:
    • Make our jobs safer.
    • Provide better analytical information.
    • Improve product quality
    • Increase efficiency in the lab and plant.
  • Model BASF Core Competencies:
    • Drive Innovation
    • Collaborate for Achievement
    • Embrace Diversity
    • Communicate Effectively
    • Drive Sustainable Solutions
    • Develop Self and Others
    • Act with Entrepreneurial Drive
    • Demonstrate Customer Focus

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.

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…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 7 years of chemical manufacturing and/or laboratory experience in the chemical/petrochemical or a similar manufacturing environment; OR an advanced degree Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of chemical manufacturing and/or laboratory experience in the chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment.
  • Solid understanding of chemical manufacturing support.
  • Proficiency in a wide variety of analytical techniques.
  • Solid organic and inorganic chemistry knowledge and exposure to polymer chemistry; knowledge of SPC and computer skills.
  • Strong teamwork skills to interface with engineers, chemists, technicians, and analysts to ensure smooth laboratory and plant operations.
  • Good troubleshooting, problem solving, communications, and demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of EHS procedures/standards.
  • Familiarity with SAP Cobalt.

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

This position will be filled at the level appropriate to the incumbent’s background and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Analytics, Management, Customer Service

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