WB Coatings Researcher

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Jiashan, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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Job Purpose

The purpose of the Researcher is for developing new products and / or maintaining existing products; it requires strong professional work knowledge WB wood coatings, and hand-on experience to increase our competitiveness and drive team to win new business, rich experience on DM product management, can support WB application and trouble shootings

Key Accountabilities

  • Complete creatively assigned tasks related to the research and development of new products, new technologies, and updates of existing products using assigned materials and methods.
  • Carry out, interpret & report experimental paint work projects.
  • Complete projects within agreed timelines.
  • Performs or oversees the work on technical workstreams such as new product introduction, raw material changes, product testing, and root cause analysis.
  • Implement, troubleshoot, and continuously improve plant processes (reduce cycle and increase efficiency, reliability, and sustainability, increase batch yields, decrease manufacturing costs, etc.).
  • Work collaboratively with Production, QC, HSE&S, and others to develop processes, and define safe and efficient operating procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to Production, Sales, and Marketing in support of product scale-up, quality control, application testing, and other cross-functional activities.
  • Investigate and determine corrective actions for production problems and customer complaints, and investigate production problems related to formulation, quality control and manufacturing issues.

Key Activities

  • Initiate the LWR (lab work request) process for product reformulation and proper manufacturing/QC instructions and maintain technical records in the form of a Laboratory Notebook or Computer Databases.
  • Provide progress reports, monthly and quarterly reports, technical plans, and project summaries to ensure appropriate communication of project status and needs and ensure proper testing procedures are in place and followed.
  • Ensure proper testing procedures are in place and followed and review opportunities for alternative tests and equipment. Review quality control documents and procedures. Perform quality audits and verify current practices against documentation. Update standard operation procedures when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment in accordance with company safety rules to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environments and participate in Special Teams including safety, HSE, housekeeping, etc.


  • University graduated in Chemistry or relevant Field. Masters preferred.
  • At least 10 years of formulation/technical experience on WB Industrial Wood Coatings in top wood coatings manufacturers.

Other Special Comment

  • Can write and speech English. Speaking Chinese would be preferred.
  • Hands on experience in paints and coatings field such as formulation skills, spraying techniques, handling of testing equipment’s.
  • Technical knowledge of the various types of coatings used on wooden surfaces.

At AkzoNobel 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 our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 37693 

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