Quality Specialist (2 Openings - 1 First Shift, 1 Second Shift)

Akzo Nobel N.V. Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 weeks ago

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 dcor, 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 www.akzonobel.com.

Position Objective

This analyst position's main focus is complaint investigation, coordination and finding of root cause for variances in our manufacturing and quality processes. The analyst will develop KPIs and help develop continuous improvement efforts to eliminate complaint sources. Analyst performs some administrative function as well as lab testing and will be part of the quality technical team.


  • Participate and contribute in Health & Safety, Security and Environmental activities (SAFE Meetings, BBS Observer, HS&E Training, Housekeeping, 5S, Recycling, Waste Management, etc.) 15%

  • Complaint coordination, recertification and testing 60%

  • Administrative function 10%

  • Continuous Improvement team function 5%

  • Vendor Audits 5%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%


Qualified candidates must be able to work first shift or second shift hours.

First Shift: Monday

  • Friday, 6:00 a.m.

  • 2:30 p.m. (CDT).

Second Shift: Monday

  • Friday, 2:00 p.m.

  • 10:30 p.m. (CDT).

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.

  • 0-2 years of experience to include experience in laboratory testing.

  • Knowledge of mathematics up through calculus.

  • Must be able to distinguish colors.

  • Organizational and communication skills. Must be able to pay attention to detail.

  • Critical and logical thinking skills.

  • Customer service skills.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).

Employee is also expected to develop and improve in the following success factors:

  • Delight our customers -
  • Focus on our Customer's Future First
  • Deliver results - - Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking

  • Develop Yourself - - Continue to learn and grow

  • Dare to Improve - - Courage and Curiosity to Question - - Open to change and new ideas

  • Demonstrate Integrity - - Integrity & Responsibility in our Actions

Physical Requirements

  • Working conditions will consist of a lab and plant environment that has the potential of exposure to hazardous chemicals, fumes or airborne particles.

  • Physical requirements are standing for periods of time, sitting, working on a computer, walking, writing, kneeling, and crouching.

  • On occasion lifting or moving objects up to 50 pounds, or up to 100 pounds with assistance.

  • The employee must have good vision, including peripheral vision and depth perception.

  • The employee will regularly have to work around moving forklifts, coating factory equipment such as mixing equipment, pumps, filling equipment, etc. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as Lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, safety shoes, will be provided to the employee and will be mandatory to wear in accordance with the department PPE hazard assessment. The employee will be responsible for ensuring the PPE is in operating condition.

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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. 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).
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