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Quality Control Operator at Akzo Nobel

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Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

Job Description:
AkzoNobel Power Coatings- Reading, PA North America

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 International, Interpon, Sikkens and Chemcraft - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. In North America, we've been producing innovative, high-performance coatings since 1888. Today, you can find AkzoNobel's products supporting industries ranging from aerospace to consumer electronics, infrastructure, transportation, home décor, furniture and marine vessels. With a regional headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AkzoNobel's North America operation includes 3,500 employees at more than 30 manufacturing sites, technology labs and business offices. For more information please visit

In North America, AkzoNobel provides performance coatings products to customers through four operating business units: Powder Coatings, Automotive & Special Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Marine, Protective & Yacht Coatings.

Our Powder Coatings Business Unit is the largest global manufacturer of powder coatings and a world leader in powder coatings technology. Interpon® is our Powder Coating's business' global brand, with a wide manufacturing base. Our product and technology development capabilities are strong, and we possess manufacturing expertise in the areas of cost and speed. Powder Coatings are solvent-free paints applied to metal and other conductive surfaces. They are applied using a spray gun or fluidized bed dipping, and baked in an oven, where the powder melts and then sets on the substrate, providing an even finish. Our powder coatings can be used in a wide variety of applications, from window frames, automotive components and pipes, to radiators, fences, metal furniture, and even wood, glass and plastic. They are available in a huge variety of colors, textures and finishes - including high gloss, matte, metallic, anodized and chrome effects. They contain no VOCs, and overspray can be reclaimed, making them one of the most sustainable coating options available on the market.

Quality Control Technician (Sampling)
Location: Reading, PA
This position will be a swing shift routing between 7:00am- 3:00pm and 3:00pm - 11:00pm Monday through Friday.

Job Description:

This position will handle under general supervision perform some or all the following tasks:
1. Takes representative sample of premixed powder batch from manufacturing.
2. Processes sample by melt mixing, grinding, screening, blending etc.
3. Delivers processed sample to QC for evaluation.
4. Weighs raw materials for hand premixing lab scale formulas.
5. References and follows proper processing conditions in SAP.
6. Coats test panels per product classification.
7. Tests coated panels or powder per product classification.
8. Records results in SAP.
9. Other duties as assigned by the department supervisor.

The above requires repetitive movement, mechanical skill and dexterity, fine finger manipulation, manual lifting/carrying/ pushing/pulling, reaching, standing/walking/ sitting, operation of processing and test equipment, a high degree of color acuity; all to be conducted in a manner which prevents harm or injury to incumbent and coworkers. The job is set in a manufacturing environment in which cleanliness and good housekeeping are essential to prevent product contamination. Exposure to chemicals, noise, dust, fumes and odors may be encountered. Participation in problem solving, health and safety, six sigma, quality and other teams is encouraged and highly desirable.

Must adhere to all company, plant and department policies, maintain a clean and orderly work environment and work overtime as required.

The job has a high impact on quality and customer satisfaction and requires a very strong degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Daily interaction with Process Control, Process Technology, Manufacturing and R&D departments as well as other QC personnel is typical.

Experience Requirements:

1 to 2 years of Powder Coating experience in a manufacturing, R&D or related technical role and a high school diploma or equivalent with strong math and science skills is required. A basic knowledge of computers, application software and especially SAP is desirable.

As a leading paints and coatings 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. 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).

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA