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Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: Salem, OR, 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

The Batchmaker position performs routine, non-routine and complex assignments and operates highly sophisticated equipment under general supervision.  Must be able to understand and comply with HSE standards, AkzoNobel Life Saving Rules, waste management system, Product Stewardship procedure, distribution and road safety requirements, incident reporting, product SDS (MSDS) and proper PPE related HMIS system. Must actively participate in safety programs and be able to perform daily checklists and 5S participation

Key Accountabilities

  • Must be able to read, understand and interpret batch tickets.
  • Must be able to weigh and measure materials accurately
  • Blend raw materials following instructions and incorporating materials as indicated.
  • Obtains raw materials from storage areas.
  • Let-down batches and prepare material.
  • Perform checks for Grind, pH, Wt/Gallon, Visc, Solids, Shake, Draw Downs, and Storage of Retains.
  • Execute quality control adjustments.
  • May assist in other phases of production including but not limited to utility, tinting, fill-off, general laborer/tank washer, shipping and receiving.
  • Safely drive and operate a forklift.
  • Perform set-up and clean up for tasks.
  • Sandmill operation.
  • Shading bulk batches to match color standards.
  • General clean up and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of age.  Must have previous minimum experience as indicated:  General Laborer/Tank Washer (6 months); Fill-Off (1 year).
  • Excellent reading and comprehension skills
  • Good math skills and ability to weigh and measure accurately
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be safety conscious
  • Possess mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to follow directions 
  • Propensity to use good judgment in making independent decisions
  • Self-motivated with high standards for performance
  • Ability to work with various types of personalities
  • Must have a positive attitude and be adaptable to the changing needs of the Company
  • Possess physical strength and dexterity to perform job; able to lift 50-70 pounds; able to stand for 8-10 hours per day.  Ability to use a respirator in performance of job as necessary.


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: 8769 #LI_DNP

Nearest Major Market: Salem