12 Apr, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • BASF
  • Southfield, MI, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

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 in 2021 as one of America’s Best Large Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future.




Sr. Process Engineer I (2100747) – Southfield, MI   




Where the Chemistry Happens




This is a senior level position where we are seeking a professional like you to join our team.  In this role, you will further develop electrocoat paint lab application processes that simulate our customers’ manufacturing processes. You will independently make decisions on technical issues and methods and use troubleshooting skills to solve electrocoat paint process issues at customer facilities. Additionally, you will participate or lead projects to launch new products at existing and new customers and resolve any concerns with respect to workability, paint performance and appearance.



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

Formula for Success

  • Your desire to work both in a laboratory and a customer manufacturing environment, as well as your strong mechanical aptitude and knowledge will be a valued asset as you work in the lab or customer facility to define customer processes and develop correlated laboratory processes.
  • Demonstrating your project management skills with an ability to manage priorities and multi-task, you will work in the electrocoat laboratory to execute paint deposition studies.
  • Your ability to analyze data and interpret it will be essential as you compile and analyze data to develop and implement improvements.
  • Using your knowledge of electrocoat and electrocoat systems, you will work with customer engineers and maintenance people to ensure proper operation of the electrocoat process.
  • Leveraging your Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering combined with your ten years relevant work experience in a chemical/process engineering role, you will perform electrocoat paint studies in a laboratory environment.
  • Successfully interacting with the customer and applying your problem solving skills and experience, you will develop methods to reproduce customer issues, design experiments to correct them, work with manufacturing to implement changes, and report root cause and corrective actions to the customer.
  • Your superior verbal and written communication skills will serve you well as you will be responsible to ensure laboratory workflow is meeting customer demand and achieving quality results.



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.




BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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