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Lacquer and varnish laboratory technician (m/f)
German: Lacklaborant/in

Fields of work

Lacquer and varnish laboratory technicians find employment opportunities in the chemical, lacquer and varnish producing and lacquer and varnish processing industries. They also work at scientific institutes.


Professional experience

  • Test raw materials and semi-finished goods with the assistance of physical and chemical methods
  • Determine properties of coating materials and infer the applications of such materials
  • Develop formulations for coating materials and coating systems in accordance with specific requirements and in accordance with customer orders
  • Produce coating materials independently selecting the work techniques and equipment to be used
  • Establish key coating technology indicators and check the resistance of coatings to physical and chemical stress and strain
  • Assess the surface quality of undersurfaces and coatings
  • Evaluate and interpret experimental data, in particular using electronic data processing systems and document results
  • Apply coating materials manually and using automatic techniques
  • Accord due consideration to relevant safety and environmental regulations when working with substances, equipment and apparatus
  • Advise customers
  • Use quality management measures in carrying out work



The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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