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Chemical Engineering Apprentice

Chemical Engineering Apprentice

Nawkaw is looking for a highly motivated, reliable, and eager individual for our headquarter in Athens, GA. The major responsibilities of this position will be to execute the technical testing required to develop the appropriate SOPs and documents for the on-site substrate testing and preparation prior to stain application. They will also analyze processes, conduct experiments and work to develop an understanding of the new generation of silicate stain technology.

About Nawkaw

In 1988, Nawkaw was founded in Toronto, Canada by CEO Russell Gray. Ever since, Nawkaw has pioneered the concrete and masonry industry by manufacturing innovative, high-quality, and environmentally-friendly products. Nawkaw offers both commercial and residential services and strives to invent techniques that result in outstanding architectural finishes on concrete and masonry. With branches all over the USA, Canada, and Australia, Nawkaw is an international company and is proud to be working with people from around the world.

Join our team of dedicated and determined professionals, grow your knowledge and expertise, and kick start your career at Nawkaw!


• Develop appropriate testing routines for different substrates and application techniques
• Interpret results from test methods
• Provide detailed and accurate documentation of work
• Become knowledgeable in other test methods used in the R&D environment, as required for ongoing projects
• The capability to assist in activities associated with product development
• Work collaboratively with Research and Production, as well as independently, in designing experiments, writing and following protocols,
collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting results to develop conclusions and paths forward as appropriate
• Work with Operations to implement approved SOPs
• As available use opportunities for individual development by participating in internal training
• Conduct performance and analysis evaluations of auxiliary products

What we expect from you:

You are highly motivated and enjoy working in a team and are efficient when working independently. You are highly analytic, are capable to think outside the box and contribute with innovative ideas.

What you can expect from us:

Nawkaw values integrity, respect and fairness for all communication on every level. While integrity assures credibility as an individual and as a company, respect for each other during our everyday interactions will encourage a healthier collaborative work environment, leaving plenty of room for innovative ideas and personal development. At Nawkaw your daily contribution will be recognized, and excellence will be rewarded. As an employer, we support flexible work hours and promote a work-life-balance that caters to you and your family’s needs while providing equal opportunities for everyone.

Nawkaw provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Interested? Apply below!

Application for Apprenticeship


  • Mario from Nawkaw finished the staining of our stone late yesterday and we could not be more pleased with the results. I’ve attached a before and after picture of the area above our garage. It made a HUGE difference to the look of our home. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of how this would turn out but Mario did a great job and was easy to work with. We were so impressed by his work that we would like to provide some feedback to Nawkaw. [...]

    • Luke Sorrell
  • Steve, I’m not sure if anyone has reached out to you from the owner group, so, I thought I would let you know that the building looks fantastic. The owner rep, general contractor, architect and ourselves are very happy with the final result, waiting on formal approval. Mitch and Laud were very professional and took care to please the owner rep with small imperfections and educate them on the process. Job well done.

    • Ian C.
    • Project Manager
    • Brxton Masonry Inc.
  • Hi, After seeing what you have been able to do with our exterior, my mom is very interested in having her fireplace redone. [...] It made a huge difference! We are really happy with the results. Also want to tell you that Jeremy, Scott and the other guys are awesome. They were so kind, polite hardworking and accommodating. It was clear that it was very important to them that we were happy with the results. I would highly recommend your company. Thanks so much.

    • Melissa R.
  • Hi Emmett, We are so happy with the work! Had to share the before (listing photos) & after we got the shutters back on and landscaping cleaned up. Love the difference! Thanks for all your help, the crew was excellent and went above and beyond. Very much appreciated! Thank You!

    • Josh & Jess
  • The results exceeded our expectations and we are extremely pleased with how close everything looks . You can't tell where the process starts or ends unless you knew where to look. This saved the natural bricks when our only other alternative would have been to paint all the bricks. Your team did a great job! It is perfect and better than we expected.

    • Mark & Carol W.
    • West Bend, WI
  • I just wanted to take a moment and thank Nawkaw Mideast and their amazing crew for the exceptional job that was performed at the Detroit Savings Bank in Detroit, Michigan. We had attempted every cleaning method known to mankind to remove the carbon staining from the brick facade, but to no avail. Two weeks working with Nawkaw turned the Detroit Savings Bank into a whole new building! Thank you again!

    • John H.
    • Detroit, IL