Production Operator (3rd Shift)

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Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Pontiac, MI, 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

The Production Operator provides support to all areas of the facility which include General Labor, Filling, and Paint Operator roles. The Production Operator is held by newly hired employees until they are placed into open positions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate various transfer pumps and process tanks including their associated valves, lids, etc.
  • Operate mixing agitators, Automatic Dosing systems (ADS), Intermix Systems, weigh scales, and other processing equipment as required.
  • Operate power lift equipment, including fork trucks.
  • Label and maintain hazardous waste drums. Must be able to handle 55-gallon drums.
  • Fill containers to the prescribed weight or volume.
  • Proper housekeeping of work area and process equipment in various locations throughout the plant and outside.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Batch Making experience is a plus.

Job Requirement

  • Prior experience working in a high-volume manufacturing facility is preferred but not required.
  • Be capable of safely handling chemicals and minimizing hazards by being able to wear all required safety equipment and protective clothing as required by law and/or corporate policy.
  • Be able to read and understand written instructions for making batches of products, and material safety data sheets necessary to perform assigned job functions
  • Be able to move through various production areas, principally manufacturing areas/floors.
  • Be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Be capable of safely operating lift equipment (including fork trucks) & Fluent in English.

Total Compensation

  • The hourly range for these skills is $20.00/hr + a 3% Annual Bonus
  • 401K retirement savings with a 6% company match
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday pay
  • Progression (pay-for-skill) pay plans 
  • Short & Long term disability
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks
  • Employee referral plan
  • Employee appreciation days


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 31067 


Nearest Major Market: Detroit