R&D Technician

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Date: Jun 19, 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

The R&D Specialist executes daily project tasks and lab work requests with minimal supervision. The employee will be efficient at working with defined standard operating procedures (SOPs) and making minor adjustments to established product lines to achieve performance or application efficiencies.

Key Responsibilities

The R&D Specialist performs each essential duty safely, satisfactorily, and in a timely manner.

Make and test formulations from developed SOP’s; analyze the resulting data to form conclusions
Maintain project documentation consistent with best practices; communicate and report test results to lab personnel
Work within established timelines with minimal reminders
Present project data to stakeholders in an effective and efficient manner
Represent R&D and work effectively with cross-functional groups including but not limited to quality control and pilot plants
Maintain clean and organized work environment
Provide direct support to sales, marketing and supply chain efforts through reports, presentation, and guidance/recommendations

Job Requirements

•    Conform with all site and laboratory safety requirements and policies, including participation in AkzoNobel safety programs including audits, safety meetings, and demonstrating safe practices and behaviours    
•    Pragmatic, proactive, quick learner, self-motivated    
•    Learn and understand customer application methods to replicate customer line conditions
•    Effective interpersonal skills, keeping direct manager and team members informed of progress
•    Maintain excellent cross-functional relationships to ensure delivery
•    Able to work at least at a basic level in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point 
•    Own personal and career development 
•    Demonstrate continuous commitment to business goals and initiatives as sole contributor

 

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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


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