Paint Technician - 1st shift - starts at $20 hr

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Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Springfield, IL, 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

Union Production position that performs production, warehouse, and QC lab tasks.  From receiving raw materials, blending, filling, cleaning, to inspecting, shipping and driving the truck to our main customer site, the most important aspect of this role is being safe.

Job Responsibilities

•    Blend batches by following proper formula procedures.
•    Fill and label batches for shipment, ensuring high quality products that meet customer requirements on a timely basis.

•    Inspects equipment and perform preventative maintenance activities to keep the facility operating efficiently, avoiding downtime.
•    Receive raw materials 
•    Prepare shipments and load into box truck. Drive and deliver (over the road) to customer site.

Clean pressure pots for new batches:
•    Prepare pressure pots for cleaning and transfer pots to cleaning area
•    Clean Head and clean, wipe and dry Pot. Perform visual inspection of inside of pot and head for cleanliness

Other responsibilities:
•    Perform production activities
•    Promote safety and environmental regulations
•    Inspects equipment and perform preventative maintenance activites
•    Perform additional duties as required

Job Requirements

Successful candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and pass pre-employment testing. In addition, successful candidates must: 
•    Be punctual and place importance on good attendance as we are a small team.
•    Be able to lift up to 70 pounds, climb stairs, move through various production areas, and stay on feet for 8-12 hours each day.
•    Be able to read and understand written instructions for making batches of products, material safety data sheets and other pertinent information necessary to perform assigned job functions. 
•    Be capable of safely operating equipment such as manufacturing machines, fork trucks, manual moving devices and other equipment.
•    Current Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or ability to get CDL
•    Be capable of safely handling chemicals and minimize hazards by being able to wear all required safety equipment and protective clothing as required by law and/or corporate policy. This includes, but is not limited to safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, vapor and dust respirators, safety gloves and flame-retardant uniforms. 


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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: #LI-DNI

Nearest Major Market: Springfield