Solutions Technician,

United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

Business unit: Metal Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color 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 are present around the globe, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Interpon. 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.


With an A-level or equivalent in a Science subject and some lab experience you are looking to develop your career in a company that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. We’re now looking for a Technician to join our R&D Solutions team and undertake routine lab tasks in support of short term development projects in our Metal Coatings business.
As Solutions Technician you will p lan and organise your workload, preparing lacquer samples and coated panels and cans for evaluation. You will carry out mechanical and chemical testing using established test methods and procedures, ensuring you operate to the highest safety standards. You will accurately record results and communicate findings to stakeholders. You will also ensure stocks of chemicals, samples, metal substrate and lab consumables are maintained.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

February 21, 2018

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Metal Coatings

Job family

Research, Development & Innovation

Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

You must have an A-level or equivalent in a Science subject coupled with excellent practical and laboratory skills. A good communicator you will be good at writing reports and have the ability to tabulate test findings. You will be a proficient user of MSOffice and effective at working as part of a team and meeting deadlines. Previous work experience in a laboratory environment would be an advantage.
We are a leading global paints and coatings company, supplying market-leading brands and products to industries and consumers around the world. Our paints activities are focused on the Buildings and Infrastructure end-user segment, while our coatings protect, color and enhance everything from ships, cars, aircraft and architectural
components to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture), wind turbines and oil and gas facilities.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be a Solutions Technician in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.
AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.