Specialist III

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Date: Sep 9, 2023

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

To design, prepare, execute, and analyse the output of practical experiments related to the application of coatings, in line with the department, R&D project and functional standards. As part of a project team contribute to the realization of objectives of research/development/support projects.


Key Accountabilities

  • Delivering project results on time, ensuring quality and feasibility, according to business needs
  • Correct use of methodologies, tools, and systems
  • Protection of AkzoNobel technologies
  • Functional guidance of Specialists/Technicians

Key Activities

  • Maintains and promotes a safe work environment, complies with safety policies and procedures.
  • Follows safe work practices for personal and equipment safety, in both the laboratory and in the field. End results are zero or minimum safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment
  • Conducts a significant level in the application / performance of coatings, or technical work (in the lab) as defined in the project plan
  • Guides technicians and specialists in executing experiments
  • Asks appropriate questions to clarify requirements, expectations, and critical performance parameters
  • Builds a good communication with sales and production department to fulfil business expectations
  • Documents (lab) results, visits, etc. through appropriate reporting systems
  • Is familiar with and applies experimental, development and/or analytical approaches and techniques


  • Experience of 2-3 years in similar positions (industries related to coatings) 
  • Experience in application will be highly valued.


  • Technical educational in relevant field, e.g.chemistry, chemical technology, materials science, materials engineering..
  • Fluent English language; speech and writing

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 32361