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Production Operator (Must be able to work second and third shift)

Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

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

Key Accountabilities

  • Operate various transfer pumps and process tanks including their associated valves, lids, etc.  Must be able to read and understand batch tickets and quality control adjustment sheets
  • Operate mixing agitators, Automatic Dosing System (ADS), Intermix Systems, weigh scales, and other processing equipment as required
  • Operate power lift equipment, including fork trucks
  • Label and maintain hazardous waste drums.  Must be able to handle 55-gallon drums
  • Fill containers to prescribed weight or volume
  • Proper housekeeping of work area and process equipment in various locations throughout the plant and outside
  • Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent  
  • Prior experience working in a high volume manufacturing facility preferred but not required
  • 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 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 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
  • Be able to lift 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 capable of safely operating lift equipment (including fork trucks) to move containers and materials  
  • Basic Microsoft skills preferred
  • Fluent in English

Work Schedule

Must be able to work second or third shift, overtime, and on weekends as required.




AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 11268 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin