Development Chemist

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Date: Jul 15, 2024

Location: Melbourne, AU

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 

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About The Opportunity:

Are you passionate about advancing coatings technology? AkzoNobel is seeking a driven Development Chemist to join our team in Sunshine, Melbourne. Reporting to the Solutions Lab Manager – Coil and Packaging, you'll play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining our product portfolio for the ANZ Coil and Packaging sector.

In this role, you'll be expected to:

  • Develop and maintain cutting-edge coatings portfolio for ANZ Coil and Packaging products.
  • Improve existing research methodologies and protocols in alignment with business strategy.
  • Engage with customers and suppliers, and gain understanding of how our customers utilise our products.
  • Provide technical support to local teams (commercial, operations, procurement, etc.) to enhance product performance and reliability.
  • Independently solve problems and actively contribute to more complex situations.
  • Adhere to safe work practices for both personal and equipment safety.
  • Ensure timely completion of projects and tasks according to the plan.
  • Manage your priorities effectively, seeking clarification when needed.
  • Document results using the appropriate reporting system.

What You Would Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in the Industrial Coatings Industry or chemical manufacturing.
  • Proficient understanding of coating technology platforms and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to discern colour accurately.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in English (speaking, writing, presenting).
  • Proven track record of problem-solving and project management.
  • Ability to work autonomously while also being a collaborative team player.
  • Positive attitude, self-regulated, and continuously striving for improvement.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

What We Can Offer:

  • Career Growth Opportunities: We're committed to helping you reach your career goals. We offer training and development opportunities that open doors to your next steps.
  • Company Culture: Experience a dynamic and inclusive culture that values innovation and collaboration.
  • Competitive Salary and Performance Bonuses: Don't settle for the ordinary. You have the potential to earn more with performance bonuses on top of your base salary!
  • Let AkzoNobel help you meet your health goals: Your health matters to us. Take advantage of free flu vaccinations, counselling services, and online support through our Employee Assistance Program. 
  • Exclusive Discounts: Enjoy exclusive discounts on HP products, discounted private health insurance with Bupa, as well as special corporate rates for car rentals through Avis, saving you money on essential purchases and travel expenses.
  • Looking for more perks? Join us to find out more…

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Join us to elevating your career in shaping the future of the coatings industry. Apply now to be part of our innovative team at AkzoNobel!

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.

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