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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Waukegan, 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

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 the automated tank washer machine 
  • Clean portable tanks with the pressure washer 
  • 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
  • Must move to other production tasks operator has been trained to perform as needed 
  • 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 practice and sustain expected housekeeping standard in work area 
  • 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
  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence
  • Ability to climb stairs wearing steel-toed footwear
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments and inclement weather
  • Ability to work in a heavy manufacturing environment with exposure to chemical agents
  • 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 
  • High School Diploma
  • Prior experience working in a paint manufacturing facility preferred
  • Prior manufacturing experience
  • English Speaking


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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: 23640