Technician III
Akzo Nobel

Strongsville, Ohio

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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

Come join our team at the Strongsville Technology Center in Strongsville, Ohio!

The R&D Technician III executes daily project tasks and lab work requests with minimal supervision. This positionwill be efficient at working with defined standard operating procedures (SOPs) and making minor adjustments to established spray application protocols to achieve performance or application efficiencies.

AkzoNobel is named Top Employer for 2021!

Key Accountabilities

The R&D Technician III performs each essential duty safely, satisfactorily, and in a timely manner.

  • Understand and follow a spray request making the necessary adjustments to achieve the requested film weights and metal exposures.
  • Perform standard testing procedures, including prep of materials, with attention to detail and high quality
  • Follow daily work plan for Lab Work Request, Spray Requests or project plan
  • Accurately document work in application spreadsheet (either physical or electronic)
  • Recognize roadblocks or anomalies; resolve them or communicate concerns with a team member(s) and/or manager in a timely manner
  • Ensure can stock is readily available and correctly labelled
  • Correctly label any samples as requested for rheology or other Analytical testing
  • Maintain clean and organized work environment

The R&D Technician III exhibits the following skills and behaviors:

  • Conform with all site and laboratory safety requirements and policies, including participation in AkzoNobel safety programs including audits, safety meetings, and demonstrating safe practices and behaviors
  • Understands the basics for operation of airless spray machines
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude
  • Pragmatic, proactive, quick learner, self-motivated
  • Learn and understand customer application methods to replicate customer line conditions
  • Effective interpersonal skills, keeping direct manager and team members informed of progress
  • Maintain excellent relationships within the scope of their work.
  • Able to work at least at a basic level in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Own personal and career development
  • Demonstrate continuous commitment to business goals and initiatives as sole contributor


  • Associates or Technical Certification
  • 0-3 years work experience in chemistry or coatings industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

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:15565


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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