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Color Technician

Date: 02-Oct-2021

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: 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 are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose


Capable to execute thoroughly any development color job – solid or effect color – as well as to fine-tune/ do adaptations for any existing color (solid & effect colors).

It is a Color development expert and consequently he/she can approve colors; in the color development job he can share responsibilities with another color development expert or superior, but in case that it is not possible he/she is fully capable to do the job by him/herself.

Due the experience he/she is able to teach/train new junior color developer in adaptations/color matches and new color developments.

In case of necessity he/she is able to have customer contact and in coordination with technical service or sales can work with customer issues as far as color matters.

Key Accountabilities


  • To create new adaptations (color match fine-tuning) for effect and solid colors and also to develop brand new colors (effect and solid).
  • To control and maintain all tools and instrumentation needed calibrated and ready to use.
  • Teach/Train new junior color developer in order that new people know all process and can be in future color technician developer.
  • To approve colors by himself.
  • To know and follow strictly all processes and guidelines – especially HSE ones - for color development and sample preparation.
  • To follow 5’S and HSE processes of color development department.



  • Preferably experience in color development in Automotive industry for 3 or more years.
  • English writing, speaking and listening in upper intermediate level.
  • Ownership and responsibility, positive attitude and self-motivation, hands on mentality.
  • Must have the ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office,SAP ,…)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly as part of a team and independently when required
  • Fully comply with all safety, health and environmental guidelines, according to site and company standards


Preferably Technical educational in relevant field, e.g. chemistry, chemical technology, etc.

  • Typically 7-5 years of relevant experience with high school technical education
  • Typically 1-4 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s Degree, or
  • Typically 1-2 years of relevant experience with Master’s Degree


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 13834