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Chemist III

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: High Point, NC, 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 Chemist III owns execution of defined pieces of a project or Lab Work Request under the supervision of a project leader or manager. A Chemist III takes a lead role in defining success criteria and goals for the project, in addition to delegating work to support staff as needed. 

Key Responsibilities

The Chemist III supports the goals of the business as directed by a project lead or manager.  S/He performs or oversees the work on technical workstreams such as new product introduction, raw material changes, product testing, and root cause analysis. 

The Chemist III performs each essential duty safely, satisfactorily, and in a timely manner. 

•    Manage the assigned LWR /projects, including timeline and planning, on a weekly to monthly timescale
•    Modify formulations based on customer application conditions in order to achieve the desired application performance and film properties
•    Design test methods to replicate end use along with determining a root cause of product field performance problems
•    Participate and/or contribute expertise with cross-functional initiatives
•    Summarise testing results and recommend next steps for formula changes or development
•    Consistently provide input on project progression and make the necessary changes to keep all project(s) on planned target delivery dates
•    Prepare detailed project reports for presentation to internal and external stakeholders
•    Analyze and resolve work issues/concerns and assist co-workers with problem solving
•    Travel as needed for product launches and/or customer support 

Job Requirements

Essential Qualifications
The Chemist III exhibits the following skills and behaviors:

•    Set an example of safe use of common materials and equipment in the lab; able to instruct others on the same use
•    Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset toward working safely and innovation
•    Take full ownership of assigned projects to deliver on commitments
•    Works independently without direct supervision while also being invested in team goals
•    Own personal and career development; proactively seeks development opportunities
•    Approach each day as an opportunity to discover and grow


•    4 year bachelor degree in a laboratory science, preferably chemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering
•    6 mo to 1 year experience in a laboratory setting
•    Excellent background in chemistry/polymers
•    Excellent verbal and written communication 
•    Available to travel, as necessary


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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: 16904 



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