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QC Technician 1

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Warsaw, IN, US

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

Coordinate the collection of random samples from production batches/lots. Perform a wide variety of complex testing processes to measure product’s physical characteristics. Use highly sophisticated and precise testing instruments.

Following established procedures and guidelines, test and conduct routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials, in-process, and finished product, using variety of testing devices and procedures to maintain product quality.

Key Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty safely, satisfactorily, and in a timely manner. 

  • Must follow all established safety rules and procedures
  • Must demonstrate integrity while performing duties as per company’s Code of Conduct
  • Perform a wide variety of complex testing processes on production batches to measure product’s physical or chemical characteristics. Tests include, but are not limited to, weight per unit of measure, flow, gloss, color characteristics (compared with standards), and various other similar tests. 
  • Maintain and calibrate test equipment 
  • Maintain records and charts for all products that are checked by the individual.
  • Record and report observations or test results in the appropriate QC card or file.  The data should be complete and written legibly 
  • Work with the QC manager, production staff, and development staff to evaluate production or field related problems
  • Help identify potential causes of complaints
  • Actively engaged in 5S activities
  • Helps sustain and improve organization in work areas
  • Perform area housekeeping responsibilities 
  • Evaluate test methods for repeatability
  • Assist in calibration plans 
  • Assist in developing training curriculum
  • Assist in developing standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
  • Ability to participate and aid in root cause investigations

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or science or associates degree or 1+ year manufacturing or laboratory experience
  • Microsoft Office skills required (Outlook, Word, Excel) 
  • Excel skill level intermediate to advanced 

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described in the essential qualifications are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described in the essential qualifications are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of chemical composition, structure, reactions as it applies to production techniques
  • Near vision- ability to read labels and see details up close with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
  • Must be able to score a 32 or lower on a Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Color test
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence
  • Ability to work in a heavy manufacturing environment with exposure to chemical agents
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time 
  • Operation and control- Ablity to use equipment to perform duties of job safely and effectively 
  • Mathematics- Knowledge of basic math including adding, subtracting, mulitplication, division, fractions and measurements
  • Operation Monitoring- Abitlity to watch gauges, dials, or display screens to ensure proper operation of equipment 
  • Problem solving and critical thinking acumen- noticing a  problem and giving input on how to solve it or identify root cause 


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 15915 


Nearest Major Market: Warsaw
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend