Technical Service Representative (Philadelphia Area)

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Nashville, TN, 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 purpose of this role is to provide technical support and training on the use and application of company products, services, equipment and documentation in acquiring new business and in maintaining multiple existing customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate and maintain accurate records and applications reports of company products. 
  • This includes day to day environmental conditions as well as surface preparation and relevant coating application information.
  • Attend scheduled inspections; verify specifications and standard adherence perform quality checks of surface preparation and the application steps in the painting process.
  • Advise customers of products and schemes based on vessel service environments and performance expectations.
  • Proper knowledge industry standards (Society for Protective Coatings, National Association of Corrosion Engineers International) and use of inspection equipment for both surface preparation and coating application operations. Proper use of required Personal Protective Equipment. 
  • May occasionally be required to demonstrate proper use of application equipment (Single feed airless, Conventional and plural component).
  • When conditions are identified not within company specifications or application guidelines advise the customer and or applicator and their immediate supervisor to acquire resolution. When conditions are not resolved to meet specification document accordingly with exception report.
  • Monitor customers/applicators in the proper application of coatings and paint systems in accordance with company specifications.

Job Requirements

  • High school graduate (College Degree Preferred)
  • 5 years basic technical/sales experience and have the ability to travel.
  • Understands marine industry terminology, practices, coating application, techniques, and parameters.
  • Ability to apply principles of observation, logical, or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions based on the evidence; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form. Deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to lifts 100 pounds.

Benefits on Day 1

  • Annual Pay: $75,000 to $85,000 + 15% annual bonus
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 401K with 6% company match
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Progression pay plans
  • Short- & Long-term disability
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Employee appreciation days
  • Monthly Automobile Allowance


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. 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 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.


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Requisition ID: 27259



Nearest Major Market: Nashville