Axalta Coating Systems

Applications Lab Technician

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 3 months ago(5/28/2022 1:03 PM)
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Primary Responsibilities

  • The Research and Development Laboratory Technician provides support to the Chemists / Engineers in the research and development process leading to the creation of coating products and processes
  • Develop and execute application processes in support of electro-coat, primer, topcoat, and clear coat utilizing automated and manual application equipment
  • Assist in the design of experiments, conduct those experiments independently and collect, summarize, and present the resulting data
  • Producing, documenting, and communicating experimental results and application programs details
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise in the laboratory, collaborate with Chemists/Engineers when erroneous or unexpected results occur
  • Identify and suggest improvements in methods
  • Operate, troubleshoot and inspect automated application equipment used to conduct experiments at the designated work location
  • Makes suggestions on path forward and contributes to application process work plans and managing daily workflow
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of chemicals and/or supplies necessary for the completion of experiments at work location
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Accurately run and record test results for all coatings formulations
  • Interpretation and communication of test results using computer-based systems
  • Safely handle, categorize, and dispose of chemicals on a routine basis
  • Scheduling of resources and equipment to maximize efficiency and utilization
  • Handling multiple tasks under strict time constraints
  • Ability to work 2nd shift (start time between 1300-1600 hours)
  • Ability to work overtime as required to meet business needs


Minimum Requirements

  • A 2-year degree from a college or technical school with at least 1-year in an industrial laboratory environment and/or paint/coatings application experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong interest in hands-on work to ensure a good understanding of the products
  • Effective problem solver
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to work well in both self-managed and team environment
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and standard operating procedures
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Axalta is committed to a diverse workforce.


“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.


Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.


Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally. Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.


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