Lab Technician I,

United States, Ohio, Huron

Business unit: Metal Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


The Lab Technician I reports directly to the Quality Manager and interfaces with all levels of the Huron Ohio Manufacturing site along with minimal contact with outside vendors/customers and AkzoNobel Customer Service as applicable.
- Learns how to use all the testing equipment in the lab.
- Performs the proper test on raw materials, in process and finished goods to verify they meet the required specification (as applicable).  
- Documentation of testing results in SAP/Access databases.
- Coordinates the finished goods sample retains are collected and stored properly.
- Creation of certificates of analysis which are provided to customers.
- Maintains quality records in a centralized filing system.
- Appropriately maintains testing standards.
- Assures laboratory equipment is calibrated before using it.  Takes actions if equipment falls outside of calibration ranges/date of calibration.
- Participates in GR&R studies on equipment and can interpret the results.
- Reports and assists production with internal non conformances investigation.
- Provides adjustments to formulas (within applicable guidelines) to facilitate right first time of products.
- Participates in high right first time failures analysis studies to help purpose the changes needed to make the product right first time.
- Participates in the reworking of products that are either out of spec and/or out of warranty to re-claim them as good products.
- Maintains appropriate levels of housekeeping and 5-S organization in the lab to assure accurate testing and a safe work environment.
- Responsible for the proper collection of hazardous waste.
- Responsible for the proper marking, labelling and closure of hazardous waste containers.
- Responsible for immediately contacting the Emergency Coordinator in the event of discovering or causing a leak or spill.
- Responsible for following all PSM related policies, procedures and work instructions.
- Responsible for following all Emergency Action Plans.
- Responsible for participation in process and batch improvement activities.
- Responsible for participation in Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) determination and completion.
- Responsible for participation in Management of Change (MOC), Incident Investigation, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Pre-Start-up Safety Review (PSSR) and other safety related committees and teams.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Metal Coatings

Sub business unit

Metal Coatings_North America

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- High school diploma or GED required.
- Prefer One (1) to Two (2) year’s related education/degree.
- One (1) to Three (3) years’ experience in a quality control laboratory testing materials.
- Ability to calculate figures and amounts including proportions, percentages, fractions and volumes.
- Knowledge if MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Working knowledge laboratory equipment, calibration and good laboratory practices.
**This is a 3rd shift position**
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V).