Process Development Chemist

5 - 7 years experience  •  Chemicals

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17
Huntsville, AL
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17

Job ID: EN_US_1704859

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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens…
The Process Development Chemist/Engineer is responsible to develop a viable manufacturing process for catalysts formulated by Design R&D that meet customer specifications, can be mass produced in existing global production sites, and fulfill stringent customer specifications and quality standards. This includes carrying out technology transfers of prototype production and scaling up at the selected sites. In contrast, existing unit operations are adapted or new ones developed to ensure the commercialization of new products. The task also concerns the participation in the global, cross-team projects within the research community, as well as with sales, application technology, production, and quality.
Process Development Chemist (1704859) – Huntsville, AL

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Define and support experimentation and scale-up to support new process development of new products.
  • Identify, develop, document, and help implement new or improved catalyst manufacturing processes for local and global auto-emission catalyst production facilities.
  • Provide process expertise to department customers and process development peers.

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 or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry with at least 5years of catalysis research or development experience; Ph.D. with at least 1year of experience in catalyst scale-up, manufacturing process development, or development of heterogeneous catalysts is desirable.
  • Must have experience with design, execution, and documentation of research projects and resource management. Participates in cross-functional teams with strong project management skills.
  • Experience in catalyst scale-up and manufacturing processes is desired
  • Familiarity with slurry processing and coating is a plus
  • Planning skills to define schedules/priorities for multiple assignments under limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of laboratory and engineering factors needed to simulate scale-up of safe chemical procedures.
  • Must have ability to recognize commercial impact of their work to make recommendations for other applications (e.g., continual improvement opportunities, corrective actions).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment and persuasion when interacting with peers, customers, and management.
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