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.
Within the Vilafranca Food, Caps & Closures and General Line (FCG) Packaging Coatings R&D team, this lab-based role involves incremental and new product development to serve customer needs, modifying existing formulations to meet market requirements, troubleshooting customer issues, providing manufacturing support and undertaking cost effectiveness programs.
An aptitude for problem solving and good communication skills are essential.
Objective 1 - Product development and optimization
Objective 2 Safety, Quality and Continuous Improvement
Objective 3 Interaction with other teams and functions
Educated to graduate level or equivalent in a relevant science subject.
Excellent team working & proven ability of working to deadlines.
Good self-organization and tasks execution with rigor and precision
Ability to plan and carry out work programs in a methodical and logical manner.
Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write up and report test findings
Able to read and write satisfactory in English
Proven laboratory experience is an advantage.
An open, inquisitive approach to technical challenges, a willingness to learn and develop experience and an enthusiasm for problem solving.
Relevant experience of coatings, formulating and testing is an advantage.
Knowledge of polymer chemistry, principles and practice is an advantage.
All qualified applicants will receive