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Plant Operator/ Labeller (2 positions)

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Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Gaborone, BW

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

To produce batches of product by manually loading raw material into vessels.
Major tasks:

  • Quality of batches
  • Delivery / production
  • Costing / Breakdowns
  • Quality & SHE

Key Accountabilities

Quality of Labelling

  • Implement 5S in the labelling area
  • Ensure that quantity, code and serial number on containers/bags correspond with batch cards issued.
  • Ensure batch numbers are correct before starting to label.
  • Report any discrepancies to Production Supervisor.
  • Label every container according to QA requirements.
  • Maintain the correct stock level of items to be labelled
  • Report non-conforming packaging to Production Supervisor.
  • Keep all non-conforming samples and mark them quarantine.
  • Dust off and clean all the containers before applying the sticker
  • Report stock level for stickers to Production Supervisor
  • Maintain hygiene of labelled containers

Delivery / production

  • Adhere to SOP’s for the operation of all equipment.
  • Ensure good quality of packaging and lids
  • Liaise with production to prepare material ahead of the shift
  • Ensure raw materials are always prepared for the next shift before the end of the shift.
  • Ensure samples are taken, send and received from QC Laboratory.

Costing / Breakdowns

  • Coordinate workflow to minimize batch cycle time.
  • Report all non-conforming packaging to Production Supervisor.
  • Clean all equipment and machine for maintenance.
  • Ensure the maintenance of all machines and equipment.
  • Switch-off all equipment, machines and lights after production to ensure cost savings.
  • Report all the water leakages on time to Maintenance Department

Quality & SHE

  • Ensure specified PPE are always worn.
  • Clean work station during and at the end of the shift.
  • Adhere to ISO 9001 systems and procedures and ensure compliance and effectiveness
  • Raise nearmiss on weekly basis.
  • Report all the incidents and spillages on time to the HSE department.
  • Adhere to all HSE site rules and ensure compliance and effectiveness


  • Education: Min: O’Level
  • Experience: Ideally 5 Year experience in Paint Manufacturing
  • Min:      valid light motor vehicle licence


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

Requisition ID: 10197