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Technical Executive, Muscat

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Muscat, OM

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 design, prepare, execute and analyse output of practical experiments, in line with the department, R&D project, and functional standards, as part of a project team contribute to the realization of objectives of research/development/support projects for Decorative.
  • Support junior chemist on design work plan and ensure delivery of set targets for new product development, Colour management, product improvement, value creations quality, complaint management, procurement support, HSES and sales/marketing/plant support with set guidelines from regional RD&I.
  • Delivering project results on time, ensuring quality and feasibility, according to business needs. Perform all the necessary laboratory product design, detailed international testing, raw material evaluation, process, and cost optimization of the product, and responsible for timely reporting on the project progress with analysis and conclusion, Correct use of methodologies, tools, and systems.
  • Be familiar with all the applicable site and laboratory policies/procedures regarding HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Work closely with production and Quality department on day to day regular support site requriement and support for quality complaints.
  • Technical support for the localization of Sadolin Dulux products covered under supply agreement by Middle east toller.
  • Participate in country meetings with ISC and other function to understand business needs and also communicate technical matters in a manner that is comprehensible to non-technical cross functions, attend Scale up, IQR and HSE meeting.

Key Accountabilities

1. Formulating

  • Effectively design product formulation with existing or new raw materials which will meet the product specifications. Acquire all product design inputs and outputs through Gate documents for Decorative products development.

2. Testing

  • Engage with all standard quality control and performance test matters to evaluate the formulation design and ensure the quality meets the design spec. Follow AkzoNobel or International Standard that fits the project

3. Reporting

  • Follow the standard ISO design and development reporting format


  • Engage in lab. HSE and site requirements

5. Technical Support

  • Continuously engage with (ISC) production for quality improvement, process optimization to improve efficiency, product complaint investigations, raw material alternative. Value Engineering and color services activity. Take the initiative to drive quality consistency process in production, end-to-end product and colour aspects of the products and records of formulation & QC spec changes.


  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s / Master's degree in Chemistry OR Paint Technologist / B-Tech (Surface Coatings)
  • Relevant experience in Paints & Coatings industry
  • Good English language skills (both written & verbal)


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 15674