Technical Assistant,

United States, Pennsylvania, Flying Hills

Business unit: Powder 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.


Under direct and indirect supervision of the Accelerated Lab Lead, the Technical Lab Assistant position is responsible for the accelerated weather and physical testing of powder coatings. Position must constructively interact with all other U.S. and worldwide personnel to facilitate a well-run organization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Conformance to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines.
• Receive and Track Test Submissions
• Maintains submission records and files.
• Label test panels
• Record data
• Return completed report and parts to submitter
• Perform routine and specification testing of powder coatings.
• Accurately follow test procedures
• Perform tests consistently and repeatable
• Record specific methods used on test report
• Perform only those tests for which the technician has been properly trained
• Monitor/Maintain Test Equipment
• Make sure test conditions meet specifications
• Perform scheduled periodic maintenance
• Maintains daily equipment readings.
• Reviews any out of spec reading with Accelerated Lab Lead or Automotive Coordinator.
• Recognizes and reviews with Accelerated Lab Lead any potential problems with test equipment and/or handling/test results of submissions.
• Maintain confidentiality of Test Lab records and files.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States




Flying Hills

Business unit

Powder Coatings

Sub business unit

Powder Coatings_North America

Job family

Support & Incremental Development

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• High school diploma required: Completion of college level chemistry coursework preferred.
• Mechanical aptitude and/or previous experience working in an industrial lab environment a plus.
• Previous experience working in a hands on- fast pasted environment.
• Must be a self-starter who is capable of working independently or in a team as directed by the needs of the customer.
• Previous work experience in a laboratory environment and/or have an understanding of powder coatings chemistries, powder application and powder manufacturing and accelerated weathering testing preferred.

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).