Fire Protection Specialist - Fireproofing,

United States, Texas, Houston

Business unit: Protective 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.


AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and Coatings Company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential colour to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Sikkens, International, Interpon, Eka and Chemcraft.
In North America, 4,500 employees work at more than 50 locations to support the Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals Business Areas. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do
Our Protective Coatings Business Unit offers an extensive range of high-performance coatings for corrosion and fire protection for assets across a range of industries, both offshore and onshore. We are strong in up-stream offshore and power, and are an overall market leader with International® brand. We have good relationships within the oil and gas industry, and also service fire protection and engineering, while leading in technical service.
Provides customers technical services in coordination with marketing activities; assists customers in the application of company products related to passive fire protection (PFP) products.  Provide technical service support as required in the field.  Primary function is to support company PFP sales team and customers through contractor training in conjunction with the Chartek Qualified Applicator Program; project quality audits; and ongoing contractor training with regard to the safe and proper application of our products in accordance with specifications.
- Conduct contractor training in conjunction with the Chartek Qualified Applicator Program and provide the required documentation to the Chartek Technical Service Manager.
- Perform project audits as directed by manager to include surface preparation, suitable application equipment, all steps in the application process and overall quality of PFP products and systems.  This includes proper documentation on standard audit/report forms submitted as per established departmental procedures.
- Assists customers/applicators in the proper application of PFP products and systems in accordance with company specifications; providing detailed documentation of observations on standard forms submitted as per established departmental procedures.
- When conditions are not within company specifications advises customer/applicator and immediate supervisor and documents on standard forms (e.g. Letter of Exception), submitting as per established departmental procedures.
- Lifts 100 pounds
- Assist sales team by providing technical expertise for product demonstrations and joint sales calls

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


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Protective Coatings

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- High school graduate
- 5 years basic technical experience related to paints and coatings
- 2 years field experience in the application of epoxy based PFP
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to travel
- Knows coating application, techniques and parameters. Ability to apply principles of observation, logical, or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- After completing an initial medical review and a drug and alcohol screen, employees performing TSR tasks are subject to periodic medical exams to determine their fitness to work as a TSR.  Many customers also require TSRs to be tested for drugs on a random basis if TSRs visit or perform work on their sites.
- College degree preferred.
- Experience in coatings and linings.
- Read:  Ability to read newspapers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, safety rules.
- Write:  Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format.  Must be able to prepare technical reports and maintain proper diaries as well as be able to document time and motion.
- Speak:  Ability to participate in group discussions and debates; to speak extemporaneously on a variety of subjects.  Ability to speak coherently, accurately, and precisely.
- Hear: Ability to detect safety alarms and increase awareness in high risk areas.
- Computer literate
- May have to work around water therefore must have the ability to swim
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).