Production Operator

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Date: Aug 5, 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 manufacture, transfer, and fill resin batches

Key Responsibilities

  • Retrieve and stage raw materials for production.  Must be able to identify items, understand HMIS labels, and accurately document transactions.
  • Material handling of bagged materials, drums, & totes. 
  • Handle solvent and oil based materials that are flammable and have other hazardous properties.
  • Taking and performing in-process testing and sampling.
  • Record keeping and collection of data in Log Books in an organized and accurate manner.
  • Maintaining clean equipment and work areas, and requesting needed repairs as soon as possible.
  • Direct Assistant Operators as necessary in the production and manufacturing of Resin products including but limited to unloading/loading tank wagons, manage levels of bulk storage tanks, etc.
  • Safely working in a Hazardous Materials Environment by practicing Process Safety Management techniques, actively taking part in Hazard Studies, PSSR’s, MOC’s, and or Safety Committees.

Job Requirements

  • Possess a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical processes.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and make decisions in regard to trends, graphs, and charts.
  • Understand and be able to perform basic functions of Lab Equipment.
  • Must have a mechanical aptitude with the familiarity of the use of general mechanic’s tools.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office with the ability to collect and record data.
  • Solid reading and comprehension skills necessary in order to follow detailed instructions, read batch slips, document processes & activities.
  • 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, operation/adjustment of equipment, stacking 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.
  • Ability to perform multiple duties and manage complex tasks in a properly prioritized manner and through effective use of time management and working safely.
  • Needs to possess strong communication skills in order to provide continuous process updates, receiving and giving direction, giving thorough shift turnover meetings, etc.
  • The ability to work in a team environment and take ownership over an area of responsibility with limited direction using the ability to make informed decisions.

Competencies

Accepting Direction
Accepting Responsibility
Acquiring Information

 

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: 24119