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

Date: Nov 23, 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:
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:14262


Nearest Major Market: Nashville