Vacancy

R&D Technician,
Full-time

United States, Michigan, Troy

Business unit: Speciality 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.

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About the company
 
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.
 
Summary

Prepares, applies and evaluates paint or paint related materials to identify physical and chemical attributes for such purposes as product development, product maintenance, customer service and analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include the following

• Support chemists and scientists with tasks on multiple projects such as mixing, spraying and weighing paint samples.
• Apply practical understanding of basic scientific principles to analyze problems and recommend improvements.
• Prepare, modify, and monitor small batches for purposes such as testing, prototype development, and verification.
• Prepare samples through methods such as hand or machine spray application, draw down, pour-out, and other methods as required.
• Evaluate samples of paint and paint related materials for characteristics such as stability, durability, and physical or chemical properties.
• Judge panels to identify characteristics and defects.
• Train Technician I/II on normal working practices and basic procedures.
• Maintain detailed technical records in the form of Laboratory Notebooks.
• Provide summary reporting in memo and spreadsheet formats.
• Maintain a well-stocked laboratory by taking inventory and monitoring raw material and product consumption.
• Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
• May participate in special teams such as Safety, Housekeeping, etc.
• Know and observe company and location health and safety requirements.
• Follow established practices. May develop new procedures based on input from others.

Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number

1600074Y

Continent

North America

Country

United States

State/Region/Province

Michigan

Site

Troy

Business unit

Speciality Coatings

Sub business unit

Speciality Coatings_North America

Job family

Development

Hierarchy level

Professional/Experienced/Specialist

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

 • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; 1-2 year’s college education or a college degree.
• Must have experience working in a very fast paced and high volume environment.
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts including proportions, percentages, fractions, and volumes. Ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to keep detailed technical records.
• Ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, and Outlook at a proficient level.
• Minimally able to perform basic tasks in SAP and Optiva.
• Ability to understand, interpret and execute a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and/or schedule formats. Ability to organize and present data in graphical and tabular formats, propose project direction based on experience, knowledge of raw materials, application and customer requirements.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tool, or controls. The employee is regularly required to walk and sit. The employee is regularly required to lift objects up to 40 pounds. The employee is regularly required to wear a variety of personal protective equipment including safety glasses, safety shoes, chemical resistant gloves, laboratory coat, and/or positive and negative pressure respirators.

As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. 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).

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