Process Engineer

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Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: Como-Tavernola (CO), IT

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

Key position requirements include identifying and implementing production efficiencies, process optimizations and best practices.

Key Accountabilities

  • Development of new practical powder coating processes
  • Evaluate new ideas for development projects
  • Interface with SMU for handover of development projects
  • Assessment of Health Safety and Environmental impact of new processes
  • Cost control
  • Interface with SMU Project Managers - equipment specifications
  • Operations Standards – writing and maintaining standards
  • Provide support for specific projects in production facilities when requested
  • Process Development - Prove concepts and develop equipment packages with documentation for handover to SMU for final implementation
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and standards including; HSE, and housekeeping. Actively participate in initiatives that promote these areas that fall under position responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with AkzoNobel Code of Conduct, and demonstrate integrity and responsibility in our actions
  • Analyzes business case for projects
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)



  • Educated to minimum of degree level in Mechanical or Industrial Chemicals  or  Science and technology of materials
  • PLC programming
  • Good knowledge office (Word,Excel,Powerpoint) Sap System
  • Native Italian language
  • Excellent interpersonal & presentation skills, able to enthuse and influence.
  • Self-starter with the ability to operate independently & proactively, giving consistent and stable performance.
  • Able to establish credibility quickly in order to foster effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent command of English language – verbal and in writing
  • Ambitious and energetic and strives to continuously achieve high performance levels to ensure things happen
  • Have the ability to convey knowledge to others in a suitable format to suit the audience / situation
  • Provide leadership to others through setting a good example and sharing knowledge and skills
  • Basic knowledge relating to health and safety matters under the current Italian legislation


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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.