Quality Control Lab Supervisor - Manati, Puerto Rico-1903119 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 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Quality Control Lab Supervisor (1903119) - Manati, Puerto Rico
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to join our team in Manati. In this role, you will demonstrate your bilingual abilities (English and Spanish) and be available for on call for lab issues.
Ensure all QC activities at the site comply with the relevant legal and Agricultural Products BASF requirements
Determine Product Release status by review and interpretation of data
Provide analytical support to resolve analytical discrepancies
Support Site Chemist's efforts to improve analytical methodology using existing or new instrumentation
Supervise the QC Lab Technicians responsible for supporting operating units at the site
Pursue continuous improvement by review of literature, and new technologies
Develop, maintain and implement training matrix for QC personnel
Train QC Lab Technicians in test methods and validate Technician proficiency
Implement and maintain safe laboratory practices
Lead/contribute investigations related to product non-conformances to ensure true root cause analysis and effective corrective and preventive actions are implemented.
Lead and develop laboratory employees in meeting and exceeding organizational objectives in support of a high-performance team.
Publish monthly reports.
Ensure a safety culture among lab employees
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
BS in Chemistry or related field with at least 5 years of analytical lab experience
Puerto Rico Chemist License (Current) required.
Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Knowledge of safe laboratory operations.
Lab experience must be broad based including chromatography, spectroscopy and wet chemical techniques.
In depth knowledge of analytical methodology and instrumentation - especially HPLC, HPLC-MS, NIR spectroscopy.
Be available for lab. call issues after hours.
Working knowledge of quality standards, GLPs.
Lean / Six Sigma and ISO 9001 certification preferred.
Experience in Agricultural Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Food or related industries.
S olid organization skills, c oordinate all site sampling and testing for the APN Product's Re-release and stability programs. You will also use these skills to ensure all laboratory records, retain samples kept as per BASF Corp. policies and CAPA actions
Leadership Expectations : As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.
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.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.