Lab Assistant

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Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, 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 role of a Facilities Operator II is to provide support to ensure smooth operation of laboratory, allowing RD&I technical teams to carry out their work efficiently.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out tasks as assigned by line manager in order to provide all round support in maintaining smooth operation of laboratory facilities to allow RD&I technical teams to carry out work efficiently.
  • Understand and manage a broad range of customer needs and self-manage and priorities to meet deadlines as agreed with line manager to ensure laboratory chemists are supplied with materials/facilities required.
  • Order, supply and replenish consumables, raw materials and solvents used in the laboratory as required.
  • Supply and replenish spill stations in the laboratory facilities and dispose of waste materials as required.
  • Support laboratory staff by conducting non-core tasks (e.g., blasting or panel preparation) and/or non-laboratory-based tasks as required.
  • Ensure housekeeping/HSE standards meet requirements. Identify, report and implement areas for improvements.
  • Understand basic requirements of test methods/procedures relevant to the role as required.
  • Being skilled in other complex activities, contribute to the management and maintenance of other facilities to assist the Facilities Team Leader/Facilities Manager as required.
  • Understand operation, cleaning and maintenance of relevant laboratory equipment and risks associated with equipment and its operation.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience as Facilities Operator in order to demonstrate skills necessary to manage in-house facilities.
  • Some laboratory experience would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of MS Office including, excel.
  • Prefer experience in supporting laboratory facility.

Total Compensation

  • The hourly range for these skills is: $21/hr. to $25/hr. + 4% annual bonus.
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match.
  • Medical insurance with HSA.
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits.
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday pay. 
  • Short- & Long-term disability.
  • Paid Parental leave.
  • Career growth opportunities.
  • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks.
  • Employee referral plan.
  • Employee appreciation days.

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. 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 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.


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Requisition ID: 28149 



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