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Color Technician

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Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Sassenheim, NL

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with interest in color and affinity with lab work.
In this role you need to prepare, apply and measure color samples that are needed for practical experiments, in line with the department, R&D project and functional standards 

Key Accountabilities  

  • Delivering results on time 
  • Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems
  • Maintains safe work environment 

Key Activities  

  • Maintains a safe work environment, complies with safety policies and procedures. Follows safe work practices for personal and equipment safety, in the laboratory. End results are zero or minimum safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment 
  • Prepares, applies and measures colored paint samples to support activities relating to the development and maintenance of source bases under of the direction of the RDC Wet lab team leader.
  • Measures with the spectrophotometer, verifies the absorption/reflection (K&S) data, calculates the color differences.
  • Operates Tinting Machinery to accurately prepare paint samples - measuring / weighing and decanting paint
  • Asks guidance to clarify uncertain or ambiguous situations to the RDC wetlab team leader.
  • Assists with the practical part of the training of new staff and individuals outside the section by showing how to dose a color recipe in a paint using a tinting machine, applying the colored paint mixture and measuring the color of the dried paint using a spectrophotometer.




  • Previous laboratory experience and a scientific study background is desirable but not essential, 
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications required
  • Has the ability to work in a practical, accurate, neat and efficient manner always safe
  • Ability to work unsupervised for up to 2 or 3 days
  • Knowledge in written and spoken English desirable 

Education Level  

  • MBO/ Secondary Vocational Education level laboratory discipline


  • Collects color data and information to support identification of root cause
  • Uses best-practices and past solutions for identified issues and implements prescribed steps for effective resolution
  • Identifies and supports to supply of deliverables required to complete assignments, projects and/or programs
  • Develops relationships with individuals within own direct working environment; reaches out for help or guidance when working on individual goals
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of color and color matching; prepares formulations using and adhering to strict procedures
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of relevant existing techniques & methodologies; follows the principles of techniques and methodologies in own work
  • Uses available data collection systems and data resources to support own experimentation

Application details

For further information, please contact Merith de Bock, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 (0)88 0106789 #2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy bank on our career page at Awww.akzonobel.com and use reference 5426, or use the application link.

A color test will be part of the process

An employement screening will be part of this process. 


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

Requisition ID: 5426