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Quality Control Technician

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Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Salem, OR, US

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

Perform a wide variety of simple and complex testing processes to measure product’s physical characteristics. Use highly sophisticated and precise testing instruments

Key Accountabilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty safely, satisfactorily, and in a timely manner. 

  • Must follow all established safety rules and procedures 
  • Must demonstrate integrity while performing duties as per company’s Code of Conduct 
  • Perform awide variety of complex testing processes on production batches to measure 
  • product’s physical or chemical characteristics. Tests include, but are not limited to, 
  • viscosity, weight per unit of measure, flow, gloss, color characteristics (compared with 
  • standards), and various other similar tests. 
  • Maintain and calibrate test equipment 
  • Maintain records and charts 
  • Record and report observations or test results in the appropriate QC card or file 
  • Work with the QC manager, production staff, and development staff to evaluate production 
  • or field related problems 
  • Help identify potential causes of complaints, support continuous improvement efforts 
  • Actively engaged in 5S activities 
  • Helps sustain and improve organization in work areas 
  • Perform area housekeeping responsibilities 
Key Activities
  • 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 a32or lower on a Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Color test 
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and work across functions 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Ability to train to test procedures 
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities 
  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence 
  • Ability to work in 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 
  • 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 
  • High School diploma/GED 
  • Oneto two years of lab experience. 
  • Preferred Associates or Bachelors degree. 
  • Microsoft Office skills required (Outlook,Word, Excel) 


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Requisition ID: 5867 

Nearest Major Market: Salem