R&D Lab Assistant

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About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 

R&D Lab Assistant
Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE10 0JY
£Competitive salary plus benefits

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.

There are 2 Technical Assistant positions available to support delivery of R&D projects in a number of important market segments ranging from infrastructure to transport and renewable energy.


Job Purpose 
Working on a range of Research & Development projects for the Marine & Protective Coatings industries, you will support activities in one or more of the following areas; developing new products and technologies, developing a fundamental understanding of key coating attributes or testing/supporting existing technologies, products and processes.

Job Responsibilities 
•    Uses best practice/past solutions to design, develop, carry-out, evaluate & interpret experiments.
•    Carry out experimental & standard paint manufacture, QA, testing & application.
•    Manage the planning & day to day requirements for assigned projects/support activities.
•    Collate results & produce reports.
•    Make recommendations for next steps & communicate key results to colleagues.
•    Conduct, participate & evaluate trials/inspections.
•    Help identify improvement needs & generates ideas for improvement activities/projects.
•    Work safely & comply with legal & company regulations.


Job Requirements 
•    Secondary education & 6 BCF Level 3, NACE 1, City & Guilds equivalent.
•    Experience working in a busy laboratory.
•    Competent in practical coatings skills, e.g. coatings manufacture, QA, testing & application.
•    Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.


What Sets You Apart
•    Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key.
•    Understands the importance of keeping a safe working environment.
•    Proficient in the use of basic Paint Maths to carry out simple adjustments or calculations.


What do we Offer at AkzoNobel 
We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:
•    Competitive Salary (depending on experience).
•    25 days holiday excluding bank holidays.
•    Income protection.
•    Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Employee Life Assurance.
•    Company pension.
•    product discounts.
•    Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!


We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team.  Apply online via the link and we will get right back to you.

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