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QC Technician I

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Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Waukegan, IL, 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

  • This position is responsible for analyzing and testing manufactured products and raw materials.  Uses approved test methods and procedures to assure that products meet customer specifications prior to releasing to the Filling department.  
  • Consults with QC, Production, and RDI personnel on quality related problems.
  • Evaluates test results and assists in the correction of Production and Filling related problems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts tests including but not limited to viscosity, gloss, hardness, weight per gallon, non-volatile content, cleanliness, adhesion, and paint film properties.
  • Tests raw materials.
  • Writes up adjustments to batches that are outside of specification within approved ranges and guidelines.
  • Consults with QC and Production leadership, and RDI personnel to resolve batch performance issues.
  • Prepares pre-shipment samples for customer submission.
  • Participates in 5S and general housekeeping activities in the laboratory.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • High School diploma
    • Good basic math and computer skills in MS Office applications
    • Required to walk or stand majority of the shift.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Capable of wearing breathing apparatus and capable of passing a fit test.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Two years of college
    • Two years laboratory experience.


High School diploma


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.


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