Lab Technician

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Lab Technician

  • Post Date:29th October 2021
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Job Description

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.

Lab Technician

£21,040 per annum

Felling, Gateshead Tyne & Wear

If you are enthusiastic about joining an international business that offer careers with breadth, depth of scope and impact, this Lab Technician role with AkzoNobel is for you. Awarded Top Employer status, we are a company that builds successful partnerships with customers and want you to support technical activities in our R&D team.

As a Lab Technician you could be involved in helping to create new products and technologies, developing an understanding of key coating attributes or testing and supporting existing technologies, products and processes. This will require autonomous planning of multiple activities simultaneously, as well as the ability to adapt plans and realign priorities to meet the needs of the business. Day to day activities will include using best practice and best solutions to carry-out, evaluate, interpret and maintain ongoing experiments as well as suggest conclusions and next steps from laboratory work programmes. You will also make recommendations for corrections if batch of product is out of specification. Important will be the ability to identify opportunities to, as well as generate ideas for, improving the way we operate.

Ideally you will have general lab experience and will have worked in accordance with quality management systems. You must possess a solid understanding of paint and coatings technologies, products or services and have a customer focussed mindset. You will possess strong numeracy skills, and have experience of independently solving problems involving calculations. You will also be familiar with relevant experimental, development and/or analytical approaches too. Effective at planning your day, you will be comfortable working on your own initiative and as part of a team. Able to follow set procedures and work safely, you will have an eye for detail and interpersonal skills. We would also expect you to possess a good secondary education and 6 BCF Level 3, NACE 1, City & Guilds equivalent.

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.

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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: 15272