Researcher I - Radiation Cured Coatings

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Strongsville, OH, 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

To develop, prepare, execute and analyze research elements (e.g. problems, questions, ideas) in own discipline and develop new and improve existing research methodology, in line with the R&D strategy, project and R&D functional standards, in order to gain insight into new developments and contribute to the realization of objectives of research/development/support projects.

Key Responsibilities

•    Conduct research and development of new products, new technologies, and updates of existing products using innovative ideas, materials, and test methods. 
•    Knowledgeable of materials, products, and technologies commonly encountered within the business area. 
•    Ensure robustness in all phases of research and development using accepted techniques including DOE, FMEA, SPC, and others as required. 
•    Provide training and supervision for Technicians by identifying development needs, mentoring, administering PDD, and planning/scheduling activities such as experiments and projects. 
•    Provide technical assistance and support to Production, Sales, and Marketing in support of product scale-up, quality control, application testing, and other cross-functional activities 
•    Know and observe company and location health and safety requirements. 
•    Maintains detailed technical records in the form of a Laboratory Notebook or Computer Databases. 
•    Provide progress reports, monthly and quarterly reports, technical plans, and project summaries to ensure appropriate communication of project status and needs 
•    Maintain and develop professional contacts including company personnel, vendors, and customers 
•    Maintain a safe and clean work environment in accordance with company safety rules to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environments and safety regulations 
•    Oversee specific functions and/or locations, as required 
•    Travel requirements are light, typically 0-4 trips annually 

Job Requierements

•    6-9 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s Degree, or 
•    1-3 years of relevant experience with Master’s Degree, or
•    0-2 years of relevant experience with PhD
•    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  
•    Ability to keep detailed technical records. 
•    Must be fluent in English. 
•    Ability to apply concepts of algebra, geometry, basic statistics, and computer spreadsheet calculations. 
•    Able to use MS Word, Excel, and Outlook at a proficient level. 
•    Able to perform common tasks utilizing MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Optiva and SAP
•    Ability to utilize all indicated software at a proficient level.
•    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
•    Ability to understand, interpret, and execute a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and/or schedule formats. 
•    Ability to organize and present data in graphical and tabular formats. 
•    Ability to interpret data and develop insights based on knowledge of chemical structures and reactivity, propose, and test hypotheses, and draw conclusions.

Rewards & Benefits

Base salary range for this role is: $ 80,000 to $90,000. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

  • Benefits beginning Day 1
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match
  • Annual bonus
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay
  • Hybrid position 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity and Inclusion Networks


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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: #LI-SS1

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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