Chemist to AkzoNobel, Årsta,

Sweden, Stockholm, Nacka

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.


The Wood Adhesives Product Solutions team in AkzoNobel in Årsta work with a product range consisting of adhesives for the wood working industry. Our main customers are large factories all over the world producing laminated beams used for large building constructions like sport arenas, bridges, airports etc. Our adhesives are also used in the production of parquet flooring and furniture.
The team is responsible for the quality of the existing product range and raw materials used in manufacturing sites. Furthermore, the Product Solutions team is also responsible for the product quality at our customers and work together with Sales and Marketing to ensure that best practice is used in customer processes. We perform incremental development of new products and troubleshooting when our customers face difficulties. We work in a project driven organization, with strong customer focus with the attitude that nothing is impossible. Team spirit and cooperation across functions are highly valued within our organization.
We are now looking for a Chemist to our team. The position is permanent and based in Årsta.

Main duties and responsibilities:

- Responsible for running Lab work request activities, and participate in SG and SGE projects, according to the goals and priorities.
- Support investigations and writing reports for Customer complaints.
- Take part and make risk analysis where needed.
- Develop excellent working relationships and strong network with the RD&I neighbouring functions like: Production, Marketing, PSRA, Purchasing etc.
- Has good knowledge of and is compliant with company quality systems (ISO 9001 / ISO14001/ ISO 18001).
- Set up, plan and execute experiments according to Experimental design as part of the product development work stream. The main part of the work is done in the laboratory (synthesis, formulation and evaluation), or at customers in production plants, working hands-on in the production.
- Analyze and interpret results. Formulate and present possible solution directions and issue advice at request or at own initiative.
- Keep up with internal and external developments in own field of expertise. Ensure transfer and retention of knowledge. Ensure knowledge of relevant standards and methods for field of work.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

August 06, 2017

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Business unit

Wood Coatings

Job family

Support & Incremental Development

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- A degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Relevant areas are Organic chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Surface chemistry, or similar.

- Preferably some years of working experience in a laboratory environment.
- Ability to use a statistical approach to the design, testing and evaluation of product developments.
- Good understanding of polymer technology, preferably with adhesives.
- Strong teamplayer and ability to cooperate with others.
- High tenacity and persistence in carrying out tasks.
- Strong communication skills (both in writing and verbally) in Swedish and English.
To be successful in this position you should be a chemist with a willingness to work close with the customers and in a production environment as well as in a laboratory.  You have strong delivery and customer focus with good analytical and communication skills. As a person you are curious, responsible and service oriented.

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 tasks 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.

Additional information

This is a permanent position on a full time basis, based in Årsta and reporting to Product Solutions Team Leader

Last date to apply is August 6th, 2017. Recruiting will start immediately and be ongoing during this time.
Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.
For further information about the position please contact: Henrik Lindblom, Product Solutions Team Leader tel +46 708420225.
For information about the recruitment process, please contact Talent Resourcing Partner Maria Näsén, tel +46 70 5562524.
For union related questions, please contact Sveriges Ingenjörer: Joanna Fare, +46 709645698
We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment.
Welcome with your application!
More about the business:
Akzo Nobel Adhesives AB develops, produces, markets and distributes wood adhesives and resin systems for industrial use. Our mission is to increase the competitive strength of our customers by offering bonding operation efficiency at the leading edge of technology and environmental awareness.  Akzo Nobel Adhesives AB is part of AkzoNobel’s strategic market unit Wood Coatings, recognized as a leading global supplier of industrial custom-formulated coatings, finishes and wood adhesives.