Q A Technician,

United States, North Carolina, Salisbury

Business unit: Surface Chemistry

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.


This position is responsible for routine testing of in-process material and raw materials. Also, this position provides adjustments on production batches. Good housekeeping duties that result in a safe laboratory and maintenance of lab equipment.

• Operates, maintains, calibrates, and troubleshoots complex analytical instrumentation.
• Able to use written test methodology to set-up and operate new or ancillary instrumentation.
• Perform routine analysis to support production and development labs in a timely and reliable manner.
• Supports any activity to ensure compliance to the quality system regulations (e.g. ISO 9001:2008 and cGMP).
• Interprets analytical data, with the ability to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal results. Makes appropriate recommendations, suggestions for improvement, or takes appropriate corrective actions based on analytical data and sound judgment.
• Documents and archives analytical results and related key information in notebooks, documents, and SAP. Provides clear, accurate and concise verbal and written communication.
• Provides technical guidance and leadership to others in production or the lab as required.
• Effectively completes all tasks with a minimum of supervision.
• Conducts Safe Behavior Audits along with additional site safety activities.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Participate in HSES activities directed by management/supervision or as indicated in the HSES Annual Site Plan.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States


North Carolina



Business unit

Surface Chemistry

Sub business unit

Surface Chemistry Operations

Job family


Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• High school graduate or GED with strong math skills. Associate or Bachelors degree in a laboratory science or at least two years of analytical laboratory experience preferred.
• A team player with the ability to cover for analyst on vacation or out due to illness.
• Knowledge of a variety of analytical instruments such as viscometers, GC, spectrometers, pH meters, and titrators.
• Experience and familiarity with computers (E-mail, word-processing, spreadsheets, analytical instrument control systems, SAP, etc.) Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Ability to manage and organize personal time in order to efficiently perform all required duties.
• Sufficient knowledge of chemical properties, understanding of scientific principles, familiarity with potential hazards, and laboratory expertise to be able to perform all laboratory activities in a safe and effective manner.

• Laboratory
• 12 hour rotating shift (days and nights)
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)