AkzoNobel Summer 2016 R&D Internship Opportunity

Strongsville, OH

R&D Summer Internship

AkzoNobel Coil and Extrusion Coatings is currently seeking an intern for our New Product Development group in our brand new  Strongsville Technology Center, very central to major universities in the Cleveland/Akron area for the upcoming summer. The NPD intern will work on meaningful projects including product development, testing and evaluation for coatings’ technology sold into the coil and extrusion marketplaces which can include curtain walls, architectural aluminum, metal building, appliance, HVAC, steel door and transportation markets, among others.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Prepare a variety of formulations and coatings and test according to specification
  • Read and perform test methods
  • Provide correlation from test to test or product to product
  • Provide general summaries of product performance attributes as they relate to test results
  • Participate in product evaluation
  • Provide weekly reports on progress

Job requirements

  • Must currently be enrolled at an accredited academic institution
  • Qualified candidates will have completed at least two years in coursework towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science plus a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Required to work 40 hours/week during the summer semester
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team environment
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Word, Excel and power point
  • Able to interact with all levels inside and outside the organization
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