Position Description

Analytical Chemist
Location New Providence, NJ
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Analytical Chemist


A chemical structure is only as strong as the bonds between the molecules. At Chemetall/BASF, the strength of the bonds lies not just in the chemicals but is also mirrored in the links forged between the global companies and employees of the Chemetall/BASF world.

We are a company with highly qualified talent, who give their contribution each and every day across the different sectors to make the Chemetall/BASF difference. We demonstrate uncompromising ethics and appreciation for our employees, as well as respect for the environment. Chemetall/BASF is a leading specialty chemical company whose quality, innovation, and service exceed the expectations of our customers.

Where the Chemistry Happens:

This position will perform routine testing and provide analytical support for the Corporation. The ideal candidate will complete any special projects as requested by the Analytical Specialist.

Formula for Success:

  • Technical Development

  • Performs required analytical tests on customer’s samples from the field
  • Performs requested testing on samples submitted by Team Leaders
  • Writes clear, concise Lab Reports on work completed, making appropriate recommendations with the assistance of the Analytical Specialist and other technical resources
  • Learns operation and maintenance of all analytical instrumentation; assists in troubleshooting problems when required
  • Maintains supplies for all analytical requirements in accordance with Chemetall/BASF’s quality system
  • Maintains an analytical database (i.e. IR spectra) for our raw materials
  • Works with Technical Service and Support Manager to log in Technical Service and Physical Testing projects on a daily basis; responsible for maintaining these logs for the Berkeley Heights Lab
  • Presents seminars or lectures to the department on analytical topics
  • Works with Analytical Specialist to develop new titration procedures as required
  • Professional Development

    • Continuously upgrade technical skills by working in the laboratories and consulting with other technical personnel, staying abreast of technical developments in the field, reading journals, and learning new methods of analysis

    • Attend industry seminars and in-house seminars to keep current with new technologies

    • Polish written and verbal communication skills

    • Continue to improve computer skills

  • Laboratory Support

    • Works in the analytical laboratory in a safe and clean manner

    • Maintain laboratory equipment in accordance with Chemetall/BASF’s quality system

    • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of analytical supplies

Ingredients for Success:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry required

  • 3-5 years’ industrial experience

  • Strong analytical/computer skills required

  • Strong verbal/written skills required


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.


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