Quality Technician

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Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH, US

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


Coordinate the collection of random samples from production batches/lots. Perform a wide variety of complex testing processes to measure product’s physical characteristics. Use highly sophisticated and precise testing instruments
Under instruction and following established procedures and guidelines, test and conduct routine analysis of in-process and finished product batches using variety of testing devices and procedures to maintain product quality.

Key Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty safely, satisfactorily, and in a timely manner. 

•    Must follow all established safety rules and procedures
•    Must demonstrate integrity while performing duties as per company’s Code of Conduct
•    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
•    Actively engaged in 5S activities
•    Helps sustain and improve organization in work areas
•    Perform area housekeeping responsibilities 

Job Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Near vision- ability to read labels and see details up close with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
  • Must be able to score a 32 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
  • Operation and control- Ability to use equipment to perform duties of job safely and effectively
  • Mathematics- Knowledge of basic math including adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, fractions and measurements
  • Operation Monitoring- Ability to watch gauges, dials, or display screens to ensure proper operation of equipment


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: #LI-DNI

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin