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.

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 and by Diversity Inc as #12 on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Professional Development Program (PDP) – Chemical Engineering Class of 2020

Where the Chemistry Happens…
BASF’s Professional Development Programs (PDPs) were created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded current university students an opportunity to enhance their professional and leadership skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. Participants will contribute to real-world rotational assignments within different domestic locations. They will explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills, while fulfilling specific business needs. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF’s culture, values, and decision-makers.

Program Summary:

  • As a highly motivated rising graduate, you will participate in a 24-month cross-functional program with three, eight-month rotations in various technical areas, including: Manufacturing/Operations, Corporate Engineering, Ecology and Safety, Maintenance, and Research and Development (R&D)
  • Your ability to be mobile will be critical, as this program is comprised of three, eight-month assignments, all based in separate locations throughout the U.S.
  • Successfully engaging across the business, you will be exposed to the leadership, technical, and scientific aspects of plant engineering, while also working in areas of safety and environment to uphold our high standards
  • Upon your completion of the program, you may be offered direct placement within the organization in a variety of disciplines in engineering and production
  • Potential start dates are June and August of 2020 with a required weeklong orientation conference in New Jersey in August 2020

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.

  • Enhanced career and leadership development, and value delivery to BASF through planned assignments
  • Development of your technical expertise and the ability to network at senior levels throughout BASF
  • A comprehensive program of employee benefits, including an award-winning flexible work arrangement and a competitive retirement savings plan
  • Formula for Success:

    • Upcoming graduates receiving a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering between December 2019 – July 2020
    • Demonstrated academic achievement (minimum GPA 3.2)
    • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
    • Authorization to work in the U.S. now and in the future without restrictions or future sponsorship
    • Leadership potential
    • Active participation in extra-curricular activities and on-campus organizations
    • Bilingual is a plus
    • Previous internship/co-op experience is a plus

    Join us on campus! We’ll be recruiting at the following schools:

      • Louisiana State University
        • 09/09/19 – College of Engineering Networking Reception
        • 09/10/19 – Fall Career Fair (STEM)
        • 09/12/19 – Full-Time Interviews
      • University of Texas @ Austin
        • 09/10/19 – Engineering Expo – Day 1
        • 09/11/19 – Engineering Expo – Day 2
        • 09/13/19 – Full-Time Interviews
      • University of Michigan
        • 09/15/19 – Engineering Undergrad Reception
        • 09/16/19 – SWE/TBP Career Fair
        • 09/18/19 – Full-Time Interviews
      • North Carolina A&T
        • 09/11/19 – Fall Career Fair
        • 09/12/19 – Intern Interviews
        • 09/13/19 – Full-Time Interviews

      *Dates are subject to change. Visit

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        Process: If selected for an interview, candidates will participate in a one-hour interview with three BASF representatives.

        Candidates receiving a full-time PDP job offer will be invited to participate in a BASF visit on October 14, 2019. Additional details will be provided to applicable candidates.

        To watch a video and learn more about the Engineering PDP, please visit

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

        Nearest Major Market: New Jersey
        Job Segment: Bilingual

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