Operator 1

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Date: Mar 23, 2024

Location: Roanoke, VA, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

© 2023 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

Hourly Rate and Schedule

Operator hourly pay at $18.50 hourly.
Work Schedule - Monday thru Thursday - 10 hr. shifts; Overtime on Friday as needed. 

Job Purpose

The Operator at AkzoNobel will execute assigned production tasks in accordance with procedures, to ensure right levels of HSE, Quality, Service and costs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Takes ownership of production assets and ensures they are operated safely and as per established procedures, guidelines and industry good practice.
  • Performs daily production-, preventative maintenance-, process data collection and administration tasks as per procedures and control systems.
  • Reports safety, quality or other issues related to products or production processes to Team Leader / Shift Supervisor.
  • Ensures all (shift team) production targets are met whilst ensuring the appropriate quality standards are maintained.
  • Issues CAR, respectively Hazard report when any relevant issue is noticed, regardless location or responsible department.
  • Provides progress updates to the Team Leader / Shift Supervisor.
  • Attends and contributes to meetings.
  • Contributes to the investigation of HSE or quality issues for eg: customer complaints, reject batches or other quality related issues.
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement activities & programs for HSE, Quality, or other as may be assigned from time to time. Contributes to colour adjustment activities, where applicable, in line with agreed procedures and control systems.
  • Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.

Key Activities

  • Transfer completed products into containers of various sizes and types (1 qt cans to tankers). Identify and apply the correct information on the containers and or proper documents while following all fill off and safety procedures
  • Fill off approved batches ranging from 1 gallon to 5000 gallons into the proper shipping containers
  • Measure the amount of product into the correct container for proper yield, by weighing and/or measuring the weight of the material in the containers with the tools provided
  • Once containers are filled and all openings are closed and tightened, check for leaks around the ring, bungs, and chimes
  • Properly complete the batch ticket as instructed, label all containers, and number them in the sequence they were filled off
  • Once the batch ticket has been approved and signed by the supervisor, send the containers to the shipping department along with the batch ticket
  • Properly dispose of filters; wash out the pump; wash the tanks, filter housing, and hoses with the appropriate cleansing material
  • Properly label and stage all cleaning material in proper areas
  • Properly label and stencil all containers to satisfy customer and shipment requirements
  • Perform area housekeeping duties per expectations
  • Other duties as needed to complete production process

Job Requirements

Prior Manufacturing experience desired and Prior experience working in a paint manufacturing facility preferred!  


Essential Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential qualification satisfactorily.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines.
  • Ability to pass forklift test and obtain forklift certification.
  • Ability to operate a forklift, following all operating instructions effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to read and apply accurate labels.
  • Ability to measure and weigh accurately.
  • Ability to lift and handle containers such as 5 gallon pails up to 75 lbs, 60 lb bags of pigment or maneuvering drums up to 900 lbs.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities.
  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence.
  • Ability to climb stairs wearing steel-toed footwear.
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments and inclement weather.
  • Ability to work in a heavy manufacturing environment with exposure to chemical agents.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Arm-Hand steadiness- Keeping your arm or hand steady.
  • Near vision- ability to read labels and see details up close.


AkzoNobel provides the below benefits beginning Day 1​

  •  Annual Bonus,401K retirement savings with 6% company match​, Medical insurance with HSA​ options, 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 bonus​, Employee appreciation days​, and Tuition Assistance.

We offer a supportive and inclusive work environment that values teamwork, dedication, and continuous improvement. Join our team and make a positive impact on our product quality and customer satisfaction. Apply now and be part of our journey towards excellence!



At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 36967 



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