Lab Facilitator,

United Kingdom, England, Felling

Business unit: Performance 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.


Laboratory Facilitator
c£21,000k pa plus benefits
Felling Gateshead NE10 0EX
You have a good understanding of HSE in a laboratory environment having had experience of working in a busy lab environment. Now you are looking to develop your career further.   This Laboratory Facilitator role with AkzoNobel is the opportunity you are looking for. A world class business, we will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. Join us and you will supervise and maintain our Felling Powder laboratories and facilities.
As Laboratory Facilitator you will offer general assistance to the RD&I teams by providing process support, maintaining equipment and buildings, and carrying out general laboratory housekeeping. This will involve ensuring building upkeep is undertaken when scheduled, equipment is properly calibrated and that QHSE standards are maintained. You will create and administer a laboratory audit schedule as well as ensure external contractors and staff working within laboratory are authorised and fully conversant with HSE requirements. You will also oversee waste disposal, monitor expenditure and make sure activities comply with internal and external policies, procedures and standards.
You must have sound knowledge of HSE issues within a laboratory environment and an awareness of hazards associated with handling chemicals in a laboratory. You will have experience of maintenance requirements within a laboratory setting as well as of 5S. A NEBOSH qualification is desirable. Able to influence team members to promote good working practices you will also have an eye for detail and strong communication and interpersonal skills. You will work well as part of a team too.
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 and 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 in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

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Closing date

September 28, 2018

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United Kingdom





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Performance Coatings

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Entry Level

Full time/part time


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