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R&D Technician

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US

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

Come join our AkzoNobel R&D Team in Columbus, Ohio!
What an exciting time to join the team as AkzoNobel is named Top Employer for 2021! 


The R&D Technician will produce standards by using standard laboratory procedures to ensure that materials meet specifications and color quality is maintained throughout the supply chain. The individual will use visual and digital image analysis and can interpret color difference, understands color theory/colorimetry, and properties of pigments. This position may be asked to aid co-workers in investigating and resolving color problems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conform with all site and laboratory safety requirements and policies
  • Support lab work requests, directed by the Commercial Services Manager
  • Provide technical assistance and support to Production, Sales, and Marketing, as required
  • Maintains detailed technical records, as required, in the form of a Standards History or computer database.
  • Support Laboratory 6 Sigma, 5S and Process management efforts when required

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Physical or Biological Science with 3+ years’ work experience in chemistry or coatings industry
  • Basic formulating knowledge in coatings with hands-on color matching / color correction experience.
  • Must be able to interface well with customers and be proficient in MS Office applications.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required 
  • Solid computer skills including working with web-based applications, such as our laboratory work request system, and with a wide variety of software such as the MS Office Suite data analysis software.


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: 14054 


Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin