Development Chemist – Resins

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Development Chemist - Resins

  • Post Date:28th May 2021
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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.

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Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Ideally a graduate in polymer science or organic chemistry, you are looking to develop your interest in a technical career in a business that offers roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to world class products, we have been awarded Top Employer status and are recognised globally for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering innovative products all of which allow us to build successful partnerships with customers.

As a Development Chemist in our Resins team, you could be involved in developing new polymers and technologies, managing Resin Producer products and QC testing as well as testing/supporting of existing products, processes and coating systems or building a fundamental understanding of key coating attributes. Whatever project you are involved in you will need to plan your weekly work, maintain the highest safety standards in the lab and follow established procedures. You will also ensure all results are accurately recorded, carry out preliminary analysis of data, make recommendations for next steps and communicate key results to colleagues across the organisation.

To succeed, you will ideally possess a degree in chemistry or a relevant industrial background, coupled with experience of laboratory working involving designing and documenting experiments. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to prioritise and multitask. Good at building relationships and solving problems, you will also enjoy collaborative working and understand the importance of operating safely. A driving licence would be useful too.

Who are AkzoNobel?

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.

If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We may consider flexible working for this role.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 11193