Assistant Operator

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Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Huron, OH, US

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.

Job Purpose

To assist in the receiving of raw materials; manufacturing, transfer, and filling processes of resin batches.

Key Responsibilities

•   Retrieve and stage raw materials for production.  Must be able to identify items, understand HMIS labels, and accurately document transactions. 
•    Loading and unloading tankers and rail cars of bulk raw materials and finished goods per DOT, OSHA and EPA standards.
•    Filling IBC’s and drums per customer requests and DOT regulations.
•    Material handling of bagged materials, drums, & totes, handling solvents and oil based materials that are flammable and have other hazardous properties, while maintaining inventory.
•    Taking in-process samples of materials to be tested during manufacturing, ensuring accurate record keeping and collection of data in log books, filling, and shipping documents. 
•    Loading and unloading trailers containing raw materials/factory supplies and finished goods per DOT, OSHA and EPA standards.
•    Complete all necessary paperwork and SAP transactions in a timely accurate manner.
•    Maintaining a clean equipment and work area. Communicating when repairs are needed to equipment.
•    Assist Operators as necessary in the production and manufacturing of resin products.
•    Work safely in a hazardous materials environment 

Job Requirements

•    Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office and the ability to collect and record data. 
•    Solid reading and comprehension skills necessary in order to document processes & activities follow detailed instructions and read batch slips.
•    Proficient math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and ability to measure weights and volumes (standard and metric). 
•    Must be able to perform frequent and repetitive lifting of materials weighing up to 55 pounds.
•    Ability to bend, reach & lift hoses, manipulate valves, perform operation/adjustment of equipment, stack pallets, climb ladders and stairs, and other related tasks.
•    Ability to work from heights up to 20-50 feet.
•    Must be able to use and function with PPE, including respirators, safety glasses, face shields, dust masks, and other PPE as required.
•    Ability to operate material handling equipment including but not limited to forklifts, forklift attachments, hoists, & pumps.
•    Must possess mechanical aptitude with the familiarity and use of general mechanic’s tools.
•    Ability to perform multiple duties and manage complex tasks in a properly prioritized manner and through effective use of time management and working safely.
•    The ability to work in a team environment and take ownership over an area of responsibility with limited direction to make informed decisions.


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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: #LI-DNI