Technical Service Representative / Powder Coatings,

United States, Ohio

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.


Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of our people around the world. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU! Find out how our values make AkzoNobel the employer of choice.
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings –has an outstanding opportunity for a Technical Service Representative. Primary responsibility is to provide technical support and training on the use and application of company products, services, and equipment. This role travels upwards of 75% of the time, both local and overnight.

This is a remote position that can be based out of any major city in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York or Kentucky.
Specific Tasks:
- Delivers training to customers on the use and application of the company products, equipment and documentation both on-site at the customer’s location
- Conducts demonstrations of products and transfers the knowledge on AkzoNobel processes as well as on technical problem solving to the customers
- Performs technical scans and audits at designated customers
- Assist with plant start-ups with Interpon Powder Coatings and help with cost reduction programs
- Proactively prevents and solves problems of a technical nature occurring at existing customers
- Synchronizes own activities with all departments using CRM, up-dates the key customers’ databases with valid, accurate and complete information (visits, products, equipment etc.)
- Cooperates with the technical department in handling complex technical issues and claims and in educating customers on solutions
- Inventory and up-keep of technical service equipment and accurate record keeping of all technical activities
- Promotes the quality system through adhering to the elements of and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and procedures
- Attend and participate in Powder Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioral Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs
- Participate in the Powder Safety Journey. Adhere to the Golden Principle which is simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behavior are unsafe
- Promotes health, safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements
- Travel upwards of 75% of the time
- Performs other duties as required for the success of Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States



Business unit

Powder Coatings

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- High School diploma required; Bachelor degree preferred  
- Minimum 5 years powder coatings spraying and technical experience
- Strong technical background in equipment and plant operations,specifically in powder and/or liquid coatings
- Six Sigma certification or equivalent experience preferred
- Ability to travel upwards of 75% of time and work a flexible work schedule
- Solid communications skills; Writing, presentations, public speaking
- Strong project management and self-starter
- Ability to problem solve and come up with quick solutions, continuous improvement
- Strong interpersonal skills - communicate effectively with all customer levels (management, production, purchasing personnel, engineering, product users, and internally at all levels)
- Bilingual in Spanish and/or French is a plus but not required
- Datapaq software experience is a plus
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)