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Paint Technician

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Springfield, IL, 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

This position will perform production, warehouse, and quality control lab tasks which will include receiving raw materials, blending and filling batches, inspecting and cleaning equipment, preparing shipments, and driving the truck to our main customer site.  This position will work in a unionized environment under UAW Local 402.  The most important aspect of this role is being safe.

Key Accountabilities


  • 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


  • Receive raw materials
  • Inspect equipment and perform preventative maintenance activities to keep the facility operating efficiently, avoiding downtime
  • 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
  • Transfer pots to cleaning area
  • Clean Head
  • Clean Pot
  • Wipe Pot clean and dry inside and out
  • Perform visual inspection of inside of pot and head for cleanliness

Other responsibilities:

  • Promote safety and environmental regulations
  • Sweep, mop, empty trash, clean and stock supplies as needed
  • Clean and paint equipment as needed
  • Inspect equipment and perform preventative maintenance activities
  • Perform additional duties as required

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years’ experience in manufacturing or warehouse environment
  • Current Commercial Driver License (CDL) or ability to obtain license
  • 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 handling chemicals and minimize hazards by wearing 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
  • Be capable of safely operating equipment such as manufacturing machines, fork trucks, manual moving devices and other equipment
  • 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
  • Fluent in English
  • Must be punctual and place importance on good attendance
  • Ability to successfully complete pre-employment screening
  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as required

Work Schedule

Position will work first shift which will be Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  May be required to work second shift if shift is added to the facility.


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: 14613 


Nearest Major Market: Springfield