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Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

To execute and analyze output of practical experiments, in line with the department, R&D (Research and Development) project and functional standards

  • Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems 
  • Protection of AkzoNobel technologies
  • Developing new products and technologies 
  • Developing fundamental understanding of key coating attributes 
  • Testing/support of existing technologies, products and processes

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver project results on time, ensuring quality and feasibility, according to business needs 
  • Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems
  • Protection of AkzoNobel technologies
  • Maintains and promotes a safe work environment, complies with safety policies and procedures. Follows safe work practices for personal and equipment safety, in both the laboratory and in the field. End results are zero or minimum safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment 
  • Conducts a significant level of formulation or technical work (in the lab) as defined in the project plan 
  • Asks appropriate questions to clarify requirements, expectations and critical performance parameters 
  • Documents (lab) results, visits, etc. through appropriate reporting systems 
  • Familiar with and applies relevant experimental, development and/or analytical approaches and techniques 
  • Contribute to test method development as needed in order to better understand and evaluate coating properties and performance 
  • Effectively collate and report results, proposes conclusions and recommendations within agreed timescales using appropriate methods. Explains function/technical concepts in a way that technical team understands its value 
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate trials (e.g. application, production processes, equipment) as required 
  • Effective communication and liaison with others within the team, MPY, RD&I, Technology Team and Marketing 
  • Prepare formulation/technology transfer packages e.g. into production environment as required 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of IP, legislative demands, standard products and/or technologies, including application and testing recommendations in pertinent fields 
  • Identifies improvement needs and suggests improvement activities/projects. Supports roll-out of improvement solutions

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Environmental, Math, Statistics, Data Science etc. 
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience


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: 11846 

Nearest Major Market: Houston