Technical Assistant,

United Kingdom, England, Felling

Business unit: Marine & Protective Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit


Fire Testing Technician
£18,190 per annum
Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
You are a team player with a desire to build a technical career in an R&D environment. We are AkzoNobel, a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. We are now looking for a Fire Testing Technician to join our Fire & Insulation Coatings operation in Felling to support fire and insulation testing activities
As Fire Testing Technician you could find yourself involved in new product development work or testing and supporting existing products, processes and fire and insulation systems. Whatever area you work in you will ensure business growth targets are achieved by planning and managing key work programmes. This will include designing and carrying out experiments, evaluating and interpreting results as well as reporting findings to stakeholders. Important too will be the ability to operate at the highest quality and safety levels.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 19, 2018

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Marine & Protective Coatings

Job family

Research, Development & Innovation

Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a project team as well as independently too. An effective communicator you are comfortable handling a broad range of tasks and are the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments. You will have an eye for detail and able to follow processes and procedures. You will have a good understanding of the importance of H&S too. A FLT licence would be an advantage, although training will be given.
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while bringing colour to peoples lives. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 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.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be a Fire Testing Technician t 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: The title of this role internally is Technical Assistant 1