Production Operator

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Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Deeside, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


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Production Operator

Job Purpose

You will ensure the smooth operation of our production process in accordance with due-time, cost and quality for our Coatings business in Deeside.  You will also take responsibility for full compliance with health, safety and environment requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure Standard Operating Procedures are followed at all times.
  • Carry out shift start-up/shut down procedure checks.
  • Be pro-active in identifying & dealing with potential “road-blocks” which would slow down production.
  •  Ensure workloads are managed safely & efficiently to meet production demands.
  • Report breakdowns & production failures.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure good communication and customer requirements are met.
  • Work safely & comply with legal & company regulations.

    Shift Pattern - 37.5 hrs per week on a  rotating 3 shift pattern. Nights, afternoons &  mornings. Night shift starts at 10:00am on Sunday and run until Friday morning at 06:00am. Afternoon shift finish at 18:30.

Job Requirements

  • Good GCSE passes including Maths & English.
  • FLT License
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Comfortable working with machinery within Production areas.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key.
  • Understanding of the importance of keeping a safe working environment.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Knowledge of hazardous substances.
  • Can work effectively as part of a team.
  • Experience of paint and chemicals.

What do we Offer at AkzoNobel

We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:

  • Competitive Salary (depending on experience).
  • 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays.
  • Income protection.
  • Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Employee Life Assurance.
  • Company pension
  • Product discounts
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!


We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team.  Apply online via the link and we will get right back to you.


We are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles. 

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

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