Quality Control Technician (Port Hope, ON-Canada),

Canada, Ontario, Port Hope

Business unit: Wood Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more livable 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 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 have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. 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.


The position exists to coordinate the collection of random samples from production batches/lots. The QC Technician will perform a wide variety of complex testing processes to measure product’s physical characteristics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must follow all established safety rules and procedures
  • Perform a wide variety of complex testing processes on production batches to:
    Measure product’s physical or chemical characteristics. Tests include, but are not limited to, viscosity, weight per unit of measure, flow, gloss, color characteristics (compared with standards), and various other similar tests
  • Maintain and calibrate test equipment
  • Maintain records and charts for all products that are checked by the individual
  • Record and report observations or test results in the appropriate QC card or file. The data should be complete and written legibly
  • Work with the QC manager, production staff, and development staff to evaluate production or field related problems
  • Help identify potential causes of complaints
  • Perform area housekeeping responsibilities.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

May 31, 2017

Vacancy number



North America






Port Hope

Business unit

Wood Coatings

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

  • High school graduate or equivalent with 1-2 years technical or community college courses with emphasis on physical science and/or 3 or more years manufacturing experience in paint and coatings industry
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow safety instructions and safety Guidelines
  • Must be able to score a 46 or lower on a Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Color test
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence
  • Ability to work in a heavy manufacturing environment with exposure to chemical agents
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time.

Please send your resume at: