Lab Centre technician,

Sweden, Skåne, Malmö

Business unit: Metal 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.


Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings is a leading manufacturer of paints and coatings for industrial surface finishing. We provide beauty and protection to buidings and appliances via the precoated metal market. In Sweden we have approximately 300 employees at our office and production site in Sege/Malmö.

For our Metal Coatings R&D Team, we are looking for a Laboratory Technician to support our European Testing Centre. Mainly you will work as part of a team to carry out accelerated and natural weathering testing for the European organisation.

Main responsibility

• Prepare and test samples from around the European business in accordance with agreed standards
• Operate, calibrate and maintain the equipment necessary to carry out the tests
• Report results to the interested parties via results database
• Expose and collect panels from natural weathering locations in Sweden
• Ownership of practical lab procedures
• Maintain accurate results and records.
• Ensure that all tasks are carried out in compliance with the company’s quality and health, safety & environmental systems.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

April 27, 2017

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Business unit

Metal Coatings

Sub business unit

Metal Coatings_North Europe

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• High School / Vocational training on labs or Bachelor degree in a science related field preferably Paint Chemistry or Polymer Science
• Fluent in English
• Reliable, flexible and be able to manage many tasks at the same time
• Good general technical experience
• Strong delivery focus with good analytical and communication skills.

To be successful in this position you also need to have good cooperation skills and social competence. You are structured in your way of working and can adapt to changing situations. You are service minded, have a good patience and a mindset to find solutions.

Additional information
This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to the Development Lab Team Leader, Gavin Scott. We are located in Sege, Malmö.

For additional information about the position, please contact:
Gavin Scott - - Tel +46721551170

For information about the recruitment process, please contact: Elisabet Haraldsdottir, Talent Resourcing Partner, +46 703501799

For Union related questions:
Unionen: Jörgen Dahlgren +46 708-355249
Sveriges Ingenjörer och Akademikerna: Per-Ola Löfgren +46 708 84 53 48
Ledarna: Boris Parezanovic +46 708 35 52 55

Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.

More about the business
Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings with the brands Nordsjö, Sadolin, Cuprinol, Pinotex and Hammerite develops, manufactures, distributes and sells paint, lacquer and filler products to professional painters and consumers. We are a Nordic organization with head office at our site in Sege / Malmö.
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