Quality Control Technician 3

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Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Salem, OR, 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

Coordinate the collection of samples from production batches. Perform a wide variety of testing processes to measure product’s physical characteristics. Use precise testing instruments.  Handles incident investigations related to assigned customer complaints. Issues goods and confirms quantities from production batches. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Must follow all established safety rules and procedures
  • Must demonstrate integrity while performing duties as per company’s Code of Conduct
  • Perform testing processes on production batches to measure product’s physical or chemical characteristics. Tests include viscosity, weight per unit of volume, flow, gloss, color characteristics, and various other similar tests. 
  • Maintain and calibrate test equipment 
  • Maintain records and charts for all products that are checked by the individual.
  • Record and report observations or test results in the appropriate QC card or file written legibly 
  • Work with the QC manager, production staff, and development staff to evaluate production or field related problems
  • Help identify potential causes of complaints
  • Actively engaged in 5S activities
  • Helps sustain and improve organization in work areas
  • Perform area housekeeping responsibilities 
  • Any other duties as specified by supervision and management


To perform these responsibilities above, you must be able to perform the following: 

  •    Ability to run all analytical equipment's (GC/FTIR/Karl Fisher).
  •    Ability to evaluate incoming raw material from tankers.
  •    Ability to train all technicians on available tasks
  •    Lead in Root Cause Analysis investigations for complaints and distressed batches.
  •    Completed all basic formal courses for Batch maker/Adjuster training.
  •    Completed Paint and Coating essentials and RDI shadowing.
  •    Advanced level of Microsoft Office skills required (Outlook, Word, Excel) 
  •    Support and fill in for team lead as needed
  •    Knowledge of SAP
  •    Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of chemical composition, structure, reactions as it applies to production techniques
  • Near vision- ability to read labels and see details up close with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
  • Must be able to score a 32 or lower on a Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Color test
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and promoting Akzo Nobel Values and behaviors.
  • Ability to work in a heavy manufacturing environment with exposure to chemical agents
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time 
  • Operation and control- Ability to use equipment to perform duties of job safely and effectively 
  • Knowledge of quality principles and apply to daily task.
  • Mathematics- Knowledge of basic math including adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, fractions and measurements
  • Operation Monitoring- Ability to watch gauges, dials, or display screens to ensure proper operation of equipment 
  • Problem solving and critical thinking acumen- noticing a problem and giving input on how to solve it or identify root cause 


Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years as QC Tech II 
  • Preferred bachelor’s degree in chemistry or science with 3 years of relevant laboratory experience
  • Microsoft Office skills required (Outlook, Word, Excel) 
  • Excel skill level intermediate to advanced 


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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: 26886 

Nearest Major Market: Salem