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R&D Specialist I

Date: Jan 10, 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

Co-ordinate workflow of Extrusion Color Match requests and Color Panel request.  Complete color matches using Extrusion Technology and tinting systems.  Prepare, execute and analyze output of practical experiments, in line with the department, R&D project and functional standards

Key Responsibilities

  • Color Matcher in busy Color Lab
  • Use of color software and color tools
  • Delivering project results on time
  • Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems
  • Protection of AkzoNobel technologies
  • Conducts formulation or technical work (in the lab) as defined in the departmental research plan
  • Asks appropriate questions to clarify requirements, expectations and critical performance parameters
  • Documents (lab) results, visits, etc. through appropriate reporting systems, reports outcome to manager and/or peers
  • Is familiar with relevant experimental, development and/or analytical approaches and techniques
  • 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
  • Promote health, safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Adhere to the Golden Principle which is to simply intervene to stop work if conditions or behaviour(s) are unsafe.
  • Performs to the Golden Principle which is to simply intervene to stop work if conditions or behaviour(s) are unsafe.


  • 0 – 2 years experience
  • Degree not essential
  • Technical Background preferred
  • Experimental Principles & Design
  • Problem solving
  • Work Management


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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: 18692 #LI-DNI

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin