Technical Service Representative (Penn., Virginia, WV., North Carolina, and Indiana) Industrial Coat

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Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Roanoke, VA, 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

  • Provide total technical support to customers. 
  • Problem-solving. Analyzes product-related issues, including on-site analysis and actuation. Performs laboratory analysis of the issues when needed. Communicates with RS Lab and/or Quality Control department to establish corrective actions. 
  • Manage complex customer complaints. 
  • Delivers training to customers on the use and application of the company products, equipment, and documentation on-site at the customer’s location and within the training center.
  • Conducts demonstrations of products and transfers the knowledge on AkzoNobel processes as well as on technical problem solving to the customers;
  • Gather customer needs and requirements with Sales & Marketing organization to help build customer strategy plans. 
  • Actively participate in key phases of the sales process to prospects.
  • Proactively prevent and solve problems of a technical nature occurring with existing customers. 
  • Attend the testing process as well as the implementation of new products and technologies.
  • Develop and maintains relationships with customer technical staff, in order to keep and extend the business.

Job Requirements

  • Paints & Coatings industry, any B2B industry environment, customer/ segment profiling
  • 3 years of work experience in technical services and support. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or related field. 
  • Skills – Problem-solving, stakeholder management, creating value propositions, communication, and presentation, commercial and business acumen, a basic understanding of financial concepts related to sales and cost to serve.
  • Strong knowledge of coatings applications and technology and the ability to troubleshoot and provide root cause analysis 

Total Compensation

  • The salary range for these skills is $65,000 to $75,000 + 15% annual bonus.
  • Excellent Medical Insurance with HSA.
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits.
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match.
  • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday pay.
  • Paid Parental leave.
  • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks.
  • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale.
  • Tuition Reimbursement.
  • Monthly Automobile Allowance


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

Requisition ID: 35390 


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