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Production Operator (must be able to work second and third shift)

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Date: Jul 19, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US

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

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, ensures proper running and cleaning of production equipment in the manufacture of powder coatings.

Key Accountabilities



  • Packaging and palletizing of finished product into boxes, drums, gaylords, and supersacks from 15 lb to 2000 lbs
  • Loads and blends dry materials
  • Samples raw materials and/or finished good.  Records batch variables and logs data
  • Must be able to operate forklift and floor scrubber
  • Must be able to operate grinder and extruder production lines.  Will replace dust collector filters on grinders
  • Must be able to clean grinders, extruders, testing equipment and charging equipment.  Will perform additional general housekeeping
  • Performs duties according to ISO 14001 procedures and environmental requirements
  • Performs all work safely and injury-free.  Must actively participate in improving department and plant safety performance
  • Attends and participates in Nashville Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioral Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs
  • Participates in the Nashville Safety Journey. Adheres to the Golden Principle which is simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behavior are unsafe



  • Wash totes
  • Charge product
  • Weigh up critical raws
  • Sample room (pre-mix)
    • Extrude/grind/sieve sample and obtain QC analysis for testing
  • Stage raw materials for batches per batch tickets
  • Record data
  • Transport totes to blender/blend/sample



  • Must possess basic mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to determine screw profile for product as determined on batch ticket or run history by interacting with extruder operator on previous shift
  • Ability to determine cleanliness of machine
  • Wash and clean totes
  • Transport totes of QC approved material to upper level mezzanine
  • Extrude product – adjust feed rate to allow maximum capacity per product specification
  • Transport tote to Post-Add station if necessary
  • Transport extruded product to ACM staging area



  • Grind totes in sequence to minimize contamination at leadperson’s request
  • Must determine cleanliness of machine prior to running product by interacting with previous shift ACM operator
  • Transport tote of approved flake, run a contamination, sieve check and pull sample for QC
  • Make adjustments as necessary, re-clean machine if contaminated
  • Perform particle size analysis – adjust if necessary (every 18 boxes)
  • Pull samples as required for QC (every 27 boxes)



  • Monitor operation of Auto Packaging System
  • Monitor case erector
  • Ensure case erector is equipped with:
    • Boxes
    • Material in bag inserter
    • Ties for bag closer
    • Ensure case sealer has tape
  • Transport full skids, stretch wrap and move to finished goods staging area

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months experience in manufacturing, warehouse, or construction environment
  • Experience operating a tow motor
  • Ability to lift 55 pounds several times/daily
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to interface with AkzoNobel personnel in a confidential manner
  • Basic math skills





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: 12711 

Nearest Major Market: Nashville