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Technologist II

Date: Jan 15, 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

The role of a Technologist II is to support and direct activities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing new products and technologies
  • Developing fundamental understanding of key coating attributes
  • Testing/support of existing technologies, products and processes

Key Responsibilities

  • Testing/support of existing technologies, products and processes
  • Developing fundamental understanding of key coating and technology attributes
  • Manage the effective planning and day to day requirements for assigned projects and support activities
  • Understand drivers for work and has basic understanding of external customer requirements, asks questions to clarify where required
  • Uses best practice/past solutions to design, develop, carry-out, evaluate & interpret experiments for review with manager or senior colleague
  • 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 &/or technologies, including application and testing recommendations in pertinent fields
  • Identifies improvement needs and suggests improvement activities/projects. Supports roll-out of improvement solutions
  • Maintains a safe working environment e.g. member of 5S team, supports H&S engagement audits, supporting BBS processes.

Education

PhD, Masters or BSc degree or equivalent, or equivalent relevant experience

Competencies

Accepting Direction
Accepting Responsibility
Acquiring Information

 

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: 18155 #LI-DNI


Nearest Major Market: Houston