Research and Development Specialist (Vilafranca del Penedès).
Vilafranca del Penedes, ES
hace 3 días

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

This lab-based role within the Solutions RD&I team involves the formulation, application and evaluation of Packaging coatings to support AkzoNobel's business and customer requirements for the Food, Caps & Closures and General Line market.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain and promote a safe working environment, comply with all safety policies and procedures. Follow safe working practices for personal and equipment safety, in both the lab and externally.
  • The end results are zero or minimum safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment.

  • Plan and organize lab-work on a daily / weekly basis as directed by more senior team members. Ask appropriate questions to clarify requirements, expectations and critical performance parameters.
  • Conduct a significant level of formulation work, prepare, apply and test the mechanical and chemical properties of coatings using established test methods and procedures to complete Laboratory Work Requests (LWRs) within agreed timescales.
  • Carry out programs of work in support of new product development projects following the Stage-Gate® process within agreed timescales.
  • Work to optimize / develop products that are suitable for the customer and meet critical business requirements.
  • Document all lab results clearly and accurately, analyse data, draw conclusions and make recommendations depending on one's knowledge of chemistry and experience of coatings.
  • Develop knowledge of coating components, their function, chemistry and use, to build formulation expertise.
  • Attend customer line trials to support new product introductions and gain customer experience.
  • Key Activities

  • Planning of daily and weekly work schedules following agreed priorities.
  • Formulation, preparation, application and testing of coatings with senior chemist and team leader support.
  • Communication with internal departments
  • Experience

  • Proven laboratory experience is essential.
  • 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 a requirement.
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry, principles and practice is an advantage.
  • Education

    Educated to graduate level or equivalent in a relevant science subject.

    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 : 22596

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