Development Engineer within UV Curing Technologies,

Sweden, Skåne, Malmö

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.


Do you have a chemical background and experience within the field of UV curing technologies for coatings and application of wood? Would you like to enter a high-performing team where quality and customer focus puts the agenda? Then you might be our next colleague to the UV Solutions Team in Malmö.
The Solutions Teams within Wood Coatings are responsible for production support, incremental development, modification and optimization of paint and lacquer for the wood industry, and this is done in close cooperation with Marketing, Sales, Technical Service and our customers. Focus for this role is on “100%-UV” and the UV Solution team in Malmö is the AkzoNobel Center of Excellence for this technology in Europe   
The role involves discussing project needs, setting up, planning and executing experiments, analysis and formulations work. You will be part of and lead small or medium sized projects. An important part of the work will be to identify product and process optimization and product application opportunities for our customers. You will support customers and Akzo Nobel Technical representatives with problem solving and give input in decisions. The role includes travelling and you will spend some of your time visiting customers throughout Europe.
The daily work is taking place in both the laboratory and in the Technical Application Center where full scale application machinery is used to simulate customer processes.                                                   
We work according to lab standard 14 (inlc. ISO 9001, 14001) and according to 5S standard.

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Closing date

August 20, 2017

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Wood Coatings

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

To be successful in this position you should have an educational background within chemistry and at least 5-7 years of work experience within the field of coatings and application of solid wood, flat line and/or flooring, preferable with UV curing technologies.
As a person you should have a high focus on quality and be used to work with deadlines. You are highly customer focused, able to work independently and enjoy environments which can be hectic and pressured. You are a good communicator, verbal as written in both the Swedish and English language. You have a strong ability to cooperate within teams and willing to share your knowledge and experience with others. You are used to work in an international environment, adaptable to cultural changes.
Additional information 
This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to Solution Manager UV. Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded. The position is placed on our site in Sege, Malmö.
For additional information about the position, please contact Ingrid Gajmark, Solution Manager UV, phone +46 708 35 58 30.

For information about the recruitment process please contact Patrik Hassel, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +46 702 35 03 44.
For Unions related questions, please contact:
Unionen: Jörgen Dahlgren: +46 708 35 52 49
Sveriges Ingenjörer och Akademikerna: Per-Ola Löfgren +46 708 84 53 48
Ledarna: Boris Parezanovic +46 708 35 52 55
More about the business
Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings is a leading manufacturer of paints and coatings for industrial surface finishing. We provide beauty and protection to wood products such as windows, doors, cabinet, floors and furniture’s. In Sweden we have approximately 300 employees at our office and production site in Sege/Malmö.
What can AkzoNobel offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm.
By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world
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