Color Matcher (Sr. Q/c Technician),

United States, Michigan, Pontiac

Business unit: Vehicle Refinishes

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.


About the company
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 47,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, we are committed to making life more liveable and our cities more human.
Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities

• Provides color matching of automotive coatings by using standard laboratory procedures to ensure that materials meet specifications with minimal supervision so that color quality is maintained in the market.
• Visual and digital Image analysis; able to recognize pigment and effect characteristics under microscope, spectrophotometer and spray guns. Ability to interpret color difference, color theory/colorimetry, properties of pigments
• Provides assistance to co-workers in investigating and resolving color problems.
• Maintains technical information by preparing required reports and maintaining records to document and retain information.
• Maintain a safe work environment by cleaning/maintaining laboratory and equipment including assistance in maintaining raw material and other laboratory materials stocked, and observing the company’s safety rules to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations.
• Schedule, plan, conduct, and supervise color development, customer support, and product testing activities using established and innovative techniques, approaches, and materials.
• Provides technical assistance and support to Production, Sales, and Marketing, as required in support of product scale-up, quality control, application testing, and other cross functional activities.
• Maintains detailed technical records, as required, in the form of a Laboratory Notebook or Computer Database.
• Provides progress reports, monthly reports, technical plans, project summaries and other internal and external correspondence in a timely manner to ensure appropriate communication of project status and needs.
• Maintain and develop professional contacts including company personnel, vendors, and customers.
• Promotes safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.
• Performs additional duties as required.

Job Context
• Prepares, applies, and evaluates paint or paint related materials to identify physical and chemical attributes for such purposes as product development, product maintenance, and color development by performing the following duties under light supervision and guidance. Provides quality materials to internal and external customers by ensuring they meet established color standards and specifications.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Vehicle Refinishes

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Coatings or in a related scientific field is preferred
• HS Diploma is required
• 5 years of experience preferred but not required
• Minimum 2 years of experience is required.
• Candidates must have basic formulating knowledge in coatings with hands-on color matching / approval experience.
• Must be able to interface well with customers and be proficient in MS Office Applications and X-rite, BYK Mac, Mica Metallic Automotive Coating and Tri- coating.
• Excellent verbal and written communication is required.

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)