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QA Specialist


Job Field: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703389

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 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… We are seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist to plan and coordinate the quality assurance activities for third party contract manufacturing sites and bulk distribution terminals for the Agricultural Products North America (APN) organization, based in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC. QA Specialist – Chemical Manufacturing (1703389) - RTP, NC As a QA Specialist you will be responsible for establishing and implementing guidelines related to QA practices, as well as cross and microbial contamination prevention for 3rd party contract manufacturing sites and bulk terminals. You will also plan and conduct QA and Contamination Prevention audits at third party contract manufacturing sites and bulk distribution terminals to ensure compliance with guidelines. Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Ensure continuous improvement and drive resolution for QA non-conformances related to manufacturing and analytical testing with the appropriate personnel. Ensure effective root cause analysis and corrective actions are defined and implemented
  • Oversee the development, implementation and compliance of controlled product assurance plans and other QA related documentation
  • Track product and process non-conformances for trends and process improvements

For further information on BASF located in RTP, NC, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division This position is part of a job family. If selected, you will be hired at a level that matches your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. 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. BASFRS

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 a related discipline; i.e.: Business, Quality, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and/or Continuous Improvement within a manufacturing environment
  • Certification in Auditing (such as CQA), or willing to obtain certification within 6-12 months of hire
  • Proficiency in Office programs (Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Willing and able to travel 25% of the time (US and Canada)

We Also Look For…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology or Related Scientific Field
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and/or Continuous Improvement
  • Experience within a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge in development and implementation of Quality systems (ISO 9001, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma principles)
  • Familiarity with Operations and Laboratory procedures and practices in the manufacturing industry
  • Experience with Non-Conformance Management processes
  • Microbiological prevention and testing

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Compliance, Six Sigma, Management, Legal

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