Production Operator

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Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: High Point, NC, US

Company: AkzoNobel

Our company can only deliver sustainable high performance if our employees can reach their full potential and grow and develop together with AkzoNobel. We want to ensure employees are offered continuous learning and development opportunities. With that intention in mind please find job opportunity mentioned below. Please make sure you discuss the same with your manager before applying. You can also refer someone you know for the job!


Sign On Bonus

You are eligible for a Sign-On Bonus in the amount of $3,000.00 and an annual bonus. Bonuses are subject to the applicable state and federal taxes.


Job Purpose

As an Operator 1 you will execute assigned production tasks in accordance with procedures, to ensure right levels of HSE, Quality, Service and costs.


Key Responsibilities

•   Takes ownership of production assets and ensures they are operated safely and as per established procedures, guidelines and industry good practice.
•   Performs daily production-, preventative maintenance-, process data collection and administration tasks as per procedures and control systems.
•   Reports safety, quality or other issues related to products or production processes to Team Leader / Shift Supervisor.
•   Ensures all (shift team) production targets are met whilst ensuring the appropriate quality standards are maintained.
•   Issues CAR, respectively Hazard report when any relevant issue is noticed, regardless location or responsible department.
•   Provides progress updates to the Team Leader / Shift Supervisor.
•   Attends and contributes to meetings.
•   Contributes to the investigation of HSE or quality issues for eg: customer complaints, reject batches or other quality related issues.
•   Participates in Continuous Improvement activities & programs for HSE, Quality, ALPS or other as may be assigned from time to time.  Contributes to colour adjustment activities, where applicable, in line with agreed procedures and control systems.
•   Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards. 
•   Clean portable tanks, valves, filters, pumps, and other equipment using cleaning chemicals, pressure washers, brushers, scrapers, and other cleaning tools.
•   Operate the automated tank washer machine.
•   Clean portable tanks with the pressure washer.
•   Perform area housekeeping duties per expectations.
•   Other duties as needed to complete production process.


Key Accountabilities

•  Maintain storage of raw materials, intermediates and finished goods while obtaining materials needed for batch makers, adjusters, tinters and fill off as needed by production while following all safety guidelines and procedures
•  Operate forklift as needed to move materials 
•  Coordinator will operate and inspect forklift daily and turn in inspection form
•  Batch makers will order materials needed to make batch from material coordinator or the warehouse
•  Materials are delivered to a designated area for the batch maker
•  Remaining material is put back where it came from, or the empty containers are taken to designated areas for proper disposal or reconditioning.
•  Assist fill off operator in obtaining proper containers for batches being filled off
•  Finished goods are taken to shipping, intermediates placed in their storage location and overages in the overage area
•  Hazardous waste containers are to be taken to the accumulation area as soon as they are full, labeled and dated
•  Keep yards and storage areas in a neat and clean state
•  Remove all trash and rags from the building at the end of the shift
•  Must move to other production tasks operator has been trained to perform as needed 
•  Other duties as needed to complete production process
•  Transfer completed products into containers of various sizes and types (1 qt cans to tankers). Identify and apply the correct information on the containers and or proper documents while following all fill off and safety procedures
•  Fill off approved batches ranging from 1 gallon to 5000 gallons into the proper shipping containers
•  Measure the amount of product into the correct container for proper yield, by weighing and/or measuring the weight of the material in the containers with the tools provided
•  Once containers are filled and all openings are closed and tightened, check for leaks around the ring, bungs, and chimes
•  Properly complete the batch ticket as instructed, label all containers, and number them in the sequence they were filled off
•  Once the batch ticket has been approved and signed by the supervisor, send the containers to the shipping department along with the batch ticket
•  Properly dispose of filters; wash out the pump; wash the tanks, filter housing, and hoses with the appropriate cleansing material
•  Properly label and stage all cleaning material in proper areas
•  Properly label and stencil all containers to satisfy customer and shipment requirements
•  Perform area housekeeping duties per expectations
•  Raw materials are added in the arranged order on the batch ticket
•  Weighs/measures all materials used in the process for yield and accuracy of completed batches
•  Coordinates sample testing with QC and makes necessary hits/changes to batch as instructed by QC 
•  Must practice and sustain expected housekeeping standard in work area 
•  Must move to other tasks such as fill off and tank washing when needed once trained 


Job Requirements

Prior experience working in a paint manufacturing facility preferred
Prior manufacturing experience
English Speaking


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.