Quality Assurance Technician

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Date: 05-Aug-2022

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

Following the introduction of High Solids Colorants (HSCs) there has been an increase in colour shade/formulation requests from the market. Along with this there are increasing demands internally to support new products and site conversions (internal and external (distributors)). This has resulted in an increase in regular routine administrational tasks and the coordination of customer requests. This job description outlines the need for a person with both technical and administrational skill to ensure that we continue to meet our service level agreement for shade/formulation requests.

Employee is also expected to develop and improve in the following success factors:

  • Focus on our Customer’s Future First – Delight our customer
  • Embracing Entrepreneurial Thinking – Deliver results
  • Developing Talents – Develop yourself
  • Courage and Curiosity to Question – Dare to improve
  • Integrity and Responsibility in our Actions- Demonstrate Integrity 

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate and contribute in Health & Safety, Security and Environment activities (SAFE meetings, BBS Observer, HS&E training, Near Miss & AIRI reporting, Housekeeping, 5S, Recycling, Waste Management, Breaking down 5 Gallons drums into 1 Gallons, and Breaking down 1 Gallons to half-pint samples.
  • Support/Assist/Investigate New Product Introductions.
  • Maintaining Record Keeping Database for future reference.
  • Inventory Management – daily count of finished goods and lab supplies.
  • Formulate colors (shade requests) and provide colour support to both internal and external (distributor) sites, sales, and customer service.
  • Stewardship of lab tint equipment - weekly inspection (this includes cleaning and adding additional pigment to canisters) and monthly calibration of tint equipment.
  • Lab and operation support for short term projects.
  • Addressing Informal Complaints 8 hours (no more than 1 business day).
  • Providing presentation pieces for customers/sales. 
  • Achieving/Exceeding KPI Metrics/Goals including Customer Service Agreement Levels.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

Working conditions will consist of a laboratory and plant environment that has the potential of exposure to hazardous chemicals, fumes and/or airborne particles. Physical requirements are standing for periods of time, sitting, working on a computer, walking, writing, kneeling, and crouching. On occasion lifting and/or moving objects (5 Gallon Drums and/or Color Tinting Equipment) up to 50 Lbs. or up to 100 Lbs. with assistance. The employee must have good vision, including peripheral vision and depth perception. The employee will regularly have to work around moving forklifts and coating factory equipment such as mixing equipment, pumps, filling equipment, etc. Appropriate Personal Protective equipment (PPE), such as lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, and safety shoes will be provided to the employee and will be mandatory to wear in accordance with the department PPE hazard assessment. The employee will be responsible for ensuring the PPE is in working/operating condition.


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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: 23186 


Nearest Major Market: Houston