Warehouse Operator 1

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Roanoke, VA, 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.

Sign On Bonus

You are eligible for a Sign-On Bonus in the amount of $1,000.00 and an annual bonus. Bonuses are subject to the applicable state and federal taxes.

Job Purpose

Accurately pick, load and receive finished/OEM products, raw materials from all departments on site and off site for customer orders, using a forklift, tugger and hand equipment. Verify proper labeling of product and haz-mat shipping information. Help maintain the storage of raw materials and intermediates while following all safety guidelines and procedures. Cycle count and reconcile inventory discrepancies. Perform other task as assigned thru the Organizational Structure.   

Key Responsibilities

•    Must follow all established safety rules and procedures
•    Must demonstrate integrity while performing duties as per company’s Code of Conduct
•    Operate a forklift to load shipments onto assigned trucks
•    Verify correct product, quantity, appearance and any special instruction the customer may have for their orders
•    Proper handling of flammable and corrosive product and verifying correct DOT requirements for shipping
•    Properly store and retrieve raw materials in warehouse, storage areas, and in proper locations.
•    Unload trucks – using forklift truck for boxes as well as occasional use of hand truck
•    Cycle Count materials on the High Point site
•    Assist with the Product labeling process room attaching labels to containers both by hand and automation.
•    Maintain standards established by our 5's program for organization, keeping areas cleaned and properly labeled
•    Assist with the billing processes of the shipping/receiving department.
•    Must be able to use SAP linked scanner equipment
•    Must be able to use SAP material movement processes
•    Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate changing work schedules and department manpower shortages.
•    Must be able to work in a team environment and be willing to cross train within the shipping/receiving/raw material departments
•    Perform area housekeeping responsibilities 
•    Follow all standard operating processes, looking for and responding effectively to hazards in safety, health, security and environment, taking account of people, plant, community and procedures. 
•    Maintain storage of raw materials, intermediates and finished goods while obtaining materials needed for batch makers, adjusters, tinters and fill off as needed by production while following all safety guidelines and procedures
•    Employee will operate and inspect forklift daily and turn in inspection form
•    Unload tankers

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent. Pre-employment physical, background check and drug screen.

    Ability to read, comprehend, and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
    Ability to pass forklift test and obtain forklift certificaction
    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 


Physical Demands
The physical demands described in the essential qualifications are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described in the essential qualifications are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


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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: 23691