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Quality Control Lab Supervisor - Manati, Puerto Rico

  • Manati, PUERTO RICO
  • IT development

Job description

Job Field: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: Manati, PR, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_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.
· Solid organization skills, coordinate 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.