Technologist II

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Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Gateshead, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Technologist II
Competitive salary plus benefits


Technologist – Introduction 
If you are a graduate in Maths or a scientific discipline specifically Physics or Engineering, you could be developing your future career with a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to well-known brands, such as the UK’s favourite Dulux paint, and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK & Europe. We are now recruiting an Application Technologist to join our R&D function in Felling.


Technologist – The Role
•    Develop new products & technologies.
•    Develop a fundamental understanding of key coating application attributes.
•    Plan, conduct & evaluate experiments. .
•    Design, execute, study & interpret experimental data for review.
•    Collate & report results.
•    Make recommendations for next steps & communicate key results to colleagues.
•    Work safely & comply with legal & company regulations.


Technologist – About You
•    A graduate or postgraduate in Maths or a physical science such as Physics or Engineering. 
•    Knowledge or experience in the area of Fluid Dynamics would be beneficial.
•    Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
•    Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key.
•    Good at building relationships and solving technical problems.
•    Understands the importance of keeping a safe working environment.


Technologist – What Is In It For You 
We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:
•    Competitive Salary (depending on experience).
•    25 days holiday excluding bank holidays.
•    Income protection.
•    Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Employee Life Assurance.
•    Company pension.
•    Product discounts.
•    Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!


Technologist – How to Apply 
We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team.  Apply online via the link and we will get right back to you.


We are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.




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.