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Operator I

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Warsaw, IN, 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

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, ensures proper running and cleaning of production equipment in the manufacture of powder coatings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Packaging and palletizing of finished product into boxes, drums, gaylords, and supersacks from 15 lb to 2000 lbs
  • General housekeeping.
  • Cleaning grinders, extruders, testing equipment and charging equipment
  • Forklift operation
  • Floor Scrubber operation
  • Sampling of raw materials and/or finished good
  • Recording of batch variables and logging data
  • Perform all work safely and injury-free.  Must actively participate in improving department and plant safety performance
  • Perform duties according to ISO 14001 procedures and environmental requirements
  • Attend and participate in Warsaw Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioral Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs
  • Participate in the Warsaw Safety Journey. Adhere to the Golden Principle which is Simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behavior are unsafe

Job Requirements

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Basic math skills  
  • Strong tow motor driving skills
  • Good computer skills with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. 
  • Some experience with SAP preferred 
  • Job requires good interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to interface with Akzo Nobel personnel in a confidential manner
  • Ability to lift 55 lbs. several times/daily


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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: 14928 

Nearest Major Market: Warsaw
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend