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Global / English

Job Description

Chemist I (16000040)

Closing Date



United States-Ohio-Strongsville


Metal Coatings

Number of employees needed


Job family

Support & incremental development

Employment contract


Description About the company

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

Purpose/Key Objective of the Position:

A Chemist in the Solutions Team is responsible for coating technologies sold in the food and beverage marketplaces which can include steel and aluminum cans. As a Chemist in R&D, you will be responsible to complete assigned projects with minimal supervision while promoting a safe work environment.

Regardless of the assignment, a chemist will select appropriate procedures and materials, with minimal guidance, for performing their assigned tasks related to product development and day-to-day problem solving. A chemist fully understands a broad range of application test methods and the underpinning science, or can quickly learn. A chemist is comfortable performing both standardized and non-standardized laboratory tasks. This chemist will also be able to translate and transfer laboratory work knowledge to production scale-up.

This is a continuing developmental level position. A high degree of personal initiative demonstrated by, among other things, a drive to understand the underlying “cause and effect” relationships within the context of formulating finished products is essential. This understanding will develop and enhance the chemist’s skills necessary for evaluation, development, and problem-solving.

Key Responsibilities:

l l l l l l l l l l Ability to handle standard product developments, normal product maintenance and raw material evaluation with little direct supervision.

Formulate coatings to meet regional or customer-specific requirements.

Capable of small-scale production and with ability to learn principles of production scale-up.

Ability to handle increased amounts of unsupervised interaction with customers, sales, technical service, quality control, production, and/or suppliers.

Ability to handle testing programs and/or test equipment.

Responsible for the timely completion of specific project assignments which involve segments of major project objectives.

Maintains detailed laboratory records and can translate data into clear, well-written technical reports.

Promotes safety and environmental awareness by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.

May be required to supervise technicians, entry-level chemists and temporary employees.

Performs additional duties as required.

Qualifications Requirements:

l l l l l A degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a degree in a physical science/biological science with at least one year experience in coatings.

Demonstrated hands-on lab work competency Proficiency in MS Office applications.

Demonstrated ability to communicate well in both written and spoken English.

Must be willing to travel (5-10%).


l l l l l Formulation experience with coatings.

Familiarity with Design of Experiment and LEAN Six Sigma methodologies.

Understanding of statistics.

Familiarity with 5S.

Experience in coil coatings.

*LI-SSH As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families.


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Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).