Paint Operator - 2nd and 3rd shift

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Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Columbus, OH, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

The Production Operator is held by newly hired employees until they are placed into open positions after the union bidding process has completed for more senior employees.  The Production Operator provides support to all areas of the facility including General Labor, Filling, and Paint Operator roles. This is an hourly position that requires union membership into Teamsters Union Local 284.

Key Responsibilities

•    Proficient in the basic skills required for reading and understanding batch tickets, QC adjustment sheets, operating various transfer pumps, and use of process tanks and their associated valves, lids, etc.
•    Operate Premix and Thindown Tanks
•    Use mixing agitators, Automatic Dosing System (ADS), Intermix Systems, weigh scales, and other processing equipment as required
•    Fill containers to prescribed weight or volume
•    Drawdown paint samples and perform cleanliness checks
•    Wash tanks as required
•    Operate power lift equipment, including fork trucks
•    General handling of 55 gallon drums
•    Label and maintain hazardous waste drums 
•    Proper housekeeping of work areas and process equipment
•    Sweep, mop, empty trash, clean and stock supplies in various locations throughout the plant and outside.
•    Clean and paint equipment in various locations throughout the plant and outside.
•    Other duties as required 

Job Requirements

•    Be punctual and place importance on good attendance. 
•    Be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds, which represents the typical weight of a bag of solid raw material or a 5-gallon pail of liquid raw material. 
•    Be able to move through various production areas, principally manufacturing areas/floors. This includes climbing stairs. Must be able to stay on feet for 8-12 hours each day. 
•    Have good eyesight and hearing. 
•    Be able to read and understand written instructions for making batches of products, material safety data sheets and other pertinent information necessary to perform assigned job functions. 
•    Be capable of safely handling chemicals and minimize hazards by being able to wear all required safety equipment and protective clothing as required by law and/or corporate policy. This includes, but is not limited to safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, vapor and dust respirators, safety gloves and flame-retardant uniforms. 
•    Be capable of safely operating lift equipment (including fork trucks) to move containers and materials.

Rewards & Benfits

Start Pay: $22.40 - $24.90 hourly
2nd shift (2 PM - 10.30 PM) + $0.80 shift differential
3rd shift (10 PM - 6.30 AM) + $0.80 shift differential
16 paid days off 1st year: 5 days' vacation - 11 paid holidays for 1st year.
Family plan insurance $30 weekly! (eligible after 30 days)

Career growth opportunities
Active Diversity and Inclusion Networks
Employee referral bonus


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: #LI-SS1

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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