Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Laboratory Technician - Polyurethane Research


Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702900

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… 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… BASF is a technology-driven, global company dedicated to identifying future growth fields and trends and making products to solve the needs of our customers. The Structural Materials & Systems Research division provides innovative solutions for several industries and applications, including aerospace, transportation, structural composites, coatings, and adhesives. Knowledge of chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science concepts play key roles in exploring novel approaches to create chemistry for our customers. With this position, we are strengthening our team in order to increase efficiency and productivity. Lab Technician, Structural Materials & Systems In this position, the Lab Technician will be reporting to the Sr. Research Scientist. He or she will have an active role in projects involving tasks ranging from prepolymer synthesis to optimizing formulations for various foam and PU-based CASE (Coatings Adhesives Systems, and Elastomers) applications. Our successful candidates will:

  • Be flexible and capable to adopt priority changes daily
  • Have the highest standards of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and projects at one time
  • Be able to quickly learn new testing methods and instrument use
  • Be able to interact with in-house project teams
  • Mechanical aptitude and strong problem solving skills
  • Self-driven with ability to work independently and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree – Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar technical field
  • 5 months experience working in a chemical laboratory environment
  • 5 months with Polyurethane formulations for either foams or CASE applications
  • 5 months experience with operating machinery and troubleshooting
  • 1 year experience with standard computer programs such as email, MS Word, MS Power Point, and MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in chemistry or related technical discipline
  • 1 year experience with small molecule or polymer synthesis
  • Experience with writing and maintaining a laboratory notebook and creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Understanding of polymer chemistry
  • Prior experience in materials research

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Apply now

Join our Talent Community

See the latest jobs, news and events by joining our talent community:

Job Locations