Process Developmental Chemist II/III, Newport, DE

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Job Field: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Location: Newport, DE, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1801274

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.


This position is within BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation. BASF Colors & Effects produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Process Development Chemist II/III role will support site manufacturing operations by leading process optimization projects, coordinating new product/process introductions, and implementing innovation projects to achieve site objectives in the most safe, economical and efficient manner. In addition to the regional groups, the successful candidate will collaborate closely with the global product management, technology, research and development, and manufacturing teams to develop new products and processes to provide proactive solutions for our customers and business teams.

Responsibilities of a Process Development Chemist II/III include but are not limited to:

  • Work directly and effectively in the laboratory and/or the pilot plant

  • Adhere to and develop as needed laboratory and/or pilot plant procedures

  • Keep good laboratory records both in lab notebooks and in electronic databases

  • Demonstrate capability to understand processes and identify unusual results

  • Provide guidance to production for adjusting process parameters to help resolve quality and/or processing problems

  • Lead or participate in process design teams to optimize processes

  • Handle several projects in parallel

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel in a matrix organization

  • Resolve process and/or laboratory problems through root cause analysis

  • 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 or a Bachelor’s degree and five years of pigment industry related experience is required

    · Working knowledge of different pigment Milling technologies strongly preferred

    · Working knowledge of chemical processes both batch and continuous operations required

    · Functional computer skills (Microsoft office, SAP) required

    · Working knowledge of technical computer skills (ASPEN, OSI PI, CAD) preferred


    · Minimum 5 years of technical experience in the Chemical industry required

    · Working knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Requirements preferred

    · Familiarity developing Standard Operating Procedures required

    · Must be able to work independently, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and serve as a member of or interface with multi-disciplinary teams.

    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

    Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
    Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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