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Datum: 19-jul-2021

Plaats: Sassenheim, NL

Bedrijf: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel heeft passie voor verf. Wij zijn experts in het ambacht van het creëren van verven en lakken en zetten de standaard op het gebied van kleur en bescherming sinds 1792. Ons wereldklasse portfolio van merken - inclusief Flexa, Sikkens en Alabastine - heeft het vertrouwen van klanten over de hele wereld. Met ons hoofdkwartier in Nederland zijn we actief in meer dan 150 landen en hebben wij 34.500 medewerkers die gepassioneerd zijn over het leveren van onze hoogwaardige producten en diensten die onze klanten verwachten


Job Purpose

To prepare, execute and analyze output of practical experiments, in line with the 
department and functional standards. Is responsible for multiple projects to serve customers with specifications testing of products from Aerospace portfolio, in depth complaint investigations, and of some of the laboratory quality aspects. 
Will act as an assistant groupleader and takes full ownership of subjects like SAP system or other databases.
For this function good communication skills, both written as verbal, are essential to work together with other departments like Sales, Marketing, Production and quality assurance, and to present results to customers.
Good knowledge of the Aerospace product portfolio, customer base, specifications and approvals must be built up.  

Key Responsibilities

•    Maintains and promotes a safe work environment, complies with safety policies and procedures. Follows safe work practices for personal and equipment safety, in both the laboratory and in the field. End results are zero or minimum safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment
•    Will act as a assistant groupleader and takes full ownership of delegated subjects
•    Works according to quality standards as set by Lab management (for example AS9100)
•    Sets up, plans, executes, analyzes, interprets and reports experiments within own unit. 
•    Executes test programs (characterization of paint, preparation panels, apply paint, system testing, color measurements etc.) and works closely with service departments
•    Documents lab results through appropriate means including laboratory notebooks, interim and full reports, project meeting minutes, and monthly summaries. When visiting customers and or suppliers, writes reports with corresponding action items.
•    Can act as a local designee and has a leading role in decision taking with respect to customer support.
•    Keeps currently used methods up to date and improves relevant research methods in the field.
•    Performs activities in cooperation with other departments (like procurement, marketing, operations, application research, PSRA) and other production locations to support research activities
•    Functional guidance of technician / specialist level team members.

What do you bring?

•    A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related scientific field with a minimum of 3 years paint and coating related working experience is required. Experience in Aerospace coatings is preferred. 
•    Proficient with computers and office software. Expert level in Excel and Databases. 
•    Good planning & organizational skills 
•    Good presentation and reporting skills
•    Good communications skills in English
•    Affinity with Quality Assurance

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:
•    a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
•    participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
•    travel expenses to and from work
•    opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role

More information on how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume, cover letter If applicable, is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Laan, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2. Or send an email to

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment might be part of the selection process. 

An employment screening may be part of the selection process. 

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated



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Requisition ID: 12753