Coatings Colourist (Port Hope, ON - Canada),

United States

Business unit: Wood 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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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States

Business unit

Wood Coatings

Sub business unit

Wood Coatings_North America

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Experience / Education – College degree is suitable for this role.  Minimum of two (2) years working in coatings colour development is preferred.  Preference will be given to wood coatings experience.  Further preference will be given to candidates with application equipment experience. 
- Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedures. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak and effectively present appropriate information to a variety of audiences.
- Math Skills – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
- Reasoning Skills – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Knowledge of coatings methods and procedures and methods of analysing produces and materials.
- Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate strong Excel, Word and Outlook skills. Experience with SAP and Optiva would be of great benefit.