Operator 1 - 2nd Shift Filling

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Date: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Waukegan, IL, US

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 


© 2024 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

Job Purpose

Executes assigned production tasks in accordance with procedures, to ensure right levels of HSE, Quality, Service and costs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reports  safety, quality or other issues related to products or production processes to Team Leader / Shift Supervisor.
  • Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards. 
  • Clean portable tanks, valves, filters, pumps, and other equipment using cleaning chemicals, pressure washers, brushers, scrapers, and other cleaning tools
  • Operate forklift as needed to move materials 
  • Remaining material is put back where it came from or the empty containers are taken to designated areas for proper disposal or reconditioning.
  • Assist fill off operator in obtaining proper containers for batches being filled off
  • Finished goods are taken to shipping, intermediates placed in their storage location and overages in the overage area
  • Hazardous waste containers are to be taken to the accumulation area as soon as they are full, labeled and dated
  • Keep yards and storage areas in a neat and clean state
  • Remove all trash and rags from the building at the end of the shift
  • Transfer completed products into containers of various sizes and types (1 qt cans to tankers). Identify and apply the correct information on the containers and or proper documents while following all fill off and safety procedures
  • Fill off approved batches ranging from 1 gallon to 5000 gallons into the proper shipping containers
  • Measure the amount of product into the correct container for proper yield, by weighing and/or measuring the weight of the material in the containers with the tools provided
  • Once containers are filled and all openings are closed and tightened, check for leaks around the ring, bungs, and chimes
  • Properly dispose of filters; wash out the pump; wash the tanks, filter housing, and hoses with the appropriate cleansing material
  • Perform area housekeeping duties per expectations
  • Must move to other tasks such as fill off and tank washing when needed once trained 
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
  • 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
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments and inclement weather
  • 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 
  • Prior manufacturing experience, experience working in a paint manufacturing facility preferred
  • English Speaking

Rewards & Benefits

  • Pay: $26.00 per hour
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match
  • Annual bonus
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Progression (pay-for-skill) pay plans
  • Short & Long term disability
  • Paid Parental leave after 1 year
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee appreciation days



At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 38799 

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