Chemist ll

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Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Troy, MI, 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

This chemist role will develop new products and/or maintaining existing products. This role will require you to have some professional work knowledge and experience to evaluate, select, and apply standard scientific techniques, processes, and criteria in the development, adaptation, and modification of new and existing products and technologies while under the guidance and supervision of Group Leader, Senior Chemist, or other leader. 

Key Responsibilities

•    Complete assigned tasks related to the research and development of new products, new technologies, and updates of existing products using assigned materials and methods.
•    Plan/schedule short term (<6 months) activities and assignments and complete assigned tasks according to established plans and priority. 
•    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.
•    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 of company safety rules to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environments and safety regulations
•    Participate in Special Teams including safety, HSE, housekeeping, etc. as required
•    Performs additional duties as assigned and required
•    Travel requirement: <25%

Job Requirements

•    A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related scientific field with a minimum of 3 years paint and coating related working experience preferred.
•    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where 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 interpret data, and develop insights based on knowledge of chemical structures and reactivity, propose and test hypotheses, and draw conclusions.
•    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. 
•    Ability to keep detailed records. 
•    Ability to write reports summarizing data and work results in American English.
•    Ability to apply concepts of algebra, basic statistics, and computer spreadsheet calculations.
•    Regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tool, or controls, walk and sit, lift objects up to 40 pounds.
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.


  • Annual Salary Range:  $65,000 - $76,000
  • Annual Bonus:  5%


Benefits beginning Day 1

Medical insurance with HSA, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits, 401K retirement savings with 6% company match (dollar for dollar), generous vacation, personal and holiday pay, Paid Parental leave, hybrid work for most exempt roles, Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks, career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale, Tuition Reimbursement, and Employee referral bonus.



At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28992