Facilities Operator III

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Date: 21-Mar-2023

Location: Gateshead, GB

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.


Facilities Operator
Competitve salary plus benefits
Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE10 0JY 


Facilities Operator – Introduction 
If you are interested in laboratory work and have a full UK driving licence this is a great opportunity to develop your interest with a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to well-known brands, such as the UK’s favourite Dulux paint, Sikkens and Interpon, and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK & Europe. We are now recruiting a Facilities Operator in Felling to help ensure the R&D laboratory runs smoothly by ensuring our R&D teams have the materials and items they need to carry out their work.


Facilities Operator – The Role
•    Work to understand customer needs.
•    Order, supply & replenish consumables, raw materials & solvents used in the laboratory.
•    Ensure stock is rotated.
•    Supply & replenish spill stations.
•    Dispose of waste.
•    Clean & maintain lab equipment.
•    Provide updates in relation to the status of queries.
•    Help identify opportunities to improve ways of working to improve performance.
•    Work safely & comply with legal & company regulations.


Facilities Operator – About You
•    Willing to learn new skills.
•    Good level of secondary education 
•    Possess fork-lift truck licence.
•    Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
•    Good at following processes & procedures.
•    Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key.
•    Understands the importance of keeping a safe working environment.

•    Full driving licence an advantage.


Experience in FLT operation would be preferable but not essential. Operation of FLT is an important part of the role. The successful applicant will undertake training to acquire the appropriate FLT licence to operate on Felling site.


Facilities Operator – What Is In It For You 
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!


Facilities Operator – How to Apply 
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.