Color Matcher, Automotive and Specialty Coatings (2 Openings)

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Date: Mar 26, 2024

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

Accurately mixes color samples required for the formula development process and larger samples for customers, application testing, and additional department usage.  Will maintain paint stock for color lab.  Collaborates with group leader in color development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Approves colors.  Collaborates with Color Matchers on issues that occur during Mixing and Application. 
  • Prepares and applies sample following product guidelines.
  • Maintains and calibrates Mixing and Application equipment.
  • Orders, stores, and maintains stock database with batch information, shelf-life checks, and tonor quality control.  Will refill materials from gallons into liter cans.
  • Follows safety protocols, ensuring a safe and clean work environment.
  • Participates in continuous improvement of department knowledge and efficiency.

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years' color matching and color formulation experience in the paints and coatings industry preferred. 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Effective mathematical and calculation skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.  Experience using color software preferred.
  • Fully comply with all safety, health and environmental guidelines according to site and company standards.  Must be able to wear personal protective equipment to include a respirator.

Total Compensation

This position will be paid at an hourly rate with eligibility overtime.  This position is eligible for an annual bonus and employee benefits that are effective the first day of employment.


Perks for Joining AkzoNobel!  
Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Employee appreciation days • Paid Parental leave • Active Diversity and Inclusion Networks • •Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus


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: 38041 

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