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Operator 1

Company: Akzo Nobel N.V.
Location: High Point
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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

Executes assigned production tasks in accordance with procedures, to ensure right levels of HSE, Quality, Service and Cost to serve our customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Takes ownership of production assets and ensures they are operated safely and within established procedures, guidelines and industry good practice
  • Performs daily production, preventative maintenance, process data collection and administration tasks as described by procedures and/or control systems.
  • Reports safety, quality or other issues related to products or production processes to Team Leader / Shift Supervisor.
  • Ensures all (shift team) production targets are met while ensuring the appropriate quality standards are maintained.
  • Issues Corrective Action Reports (CAR), respectively Hazard report when any relevant issue is noticed, regardless location or responsible department.
  • Provides progress updates to the Team Leader / Shift Supervisor.
  • Attends and contributes to meetings.
  • Contributes in the investigation of HSE or quality issues for: customer complaints, reject batches, quality related issues etc.
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement activities & programs for HSE, Quality, ALPS or other as may be assigned. Contributes to color adjustment activities , where applicable, in line with agreed procedures and control systems.
  • Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regards to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.

Key Task

  • 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
  • Effectively manage the byproducts of the activity, including recycled solvent & waste
  • Safely operate the appropriate forklift necessary to relocate/maneuver the equipment and vessels associated with the task
  • Fill off approved batches ranging from 1 gallon to 5000 gallons into the proper shipping containers of at least 1 product line
  • 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
  • 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 complete the batch ticket as instructed, label all containers, and number them in the sequence they were filled off
  • Once the batch ticket has been approved and signed by the supervisor, send the containers to the shipping department along with the batch ticket
  • Properly dispose of filters; wash out the pump; wash the tanks, filter housing, and hoses with the appropriate cleansing material
  • Properly label and stage all cleaning material in proper areas
  • Properly label and stencil all containers to satisfy customer and shipment requirements
  • Perform area housekeeping duties per expectations
  • Other duties as needed to complete production process

Job Requirements


  • Completion of high school or general education development equivalency is mandatory for entry into this career path.


  • Two (2) years of experience in heavy manual labor and the use of hand and light power tools.


  • For entry into this specialty, normal color vision is mandatory.
  • Individual must possess or obtain a valid North Carolina Driver's license or possess a valid Driver's license recognized by any other state.
  • Exceptions to policy must be approved in writing by the High Point site Operations Manager or Site Manager.

Essential Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential qualification satisfactorily.

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, practices & equipment used in the wood coatings field
  • Ability to communicate verbally
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
  • Ability to calculate basic mathematic formulas (addition, subtraction multiplication, division)
  • 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., or maneuver drums up to 600 lbs.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • 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

Level of Autonomy

The decision making for this position is limited to stoppage of work if a HSE, Quality or Code of Conduct conflict is recognition or perceived.

Sign On Bonus

You are eligible for a Sign-On Bonus in the amount of $1000.00. This will be paid in two installments. You will receive the first installment payment of $500 after 90 days of service with AkzoNobel and a second installment payment of $500 after 180 days of service. These payments will be subject to all applicable state and federal taxes. If you resign, or otherwise voluntarily leave the company within the first 180 days of employment, you will be required to remit payment back to AkzoNobel in the amount of $500. If you resign, or otherwise voluntarily leave the company within your first year of employment, you will be required remit payment back to AkzoNobel in the amount of $500.


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Acquiring Information

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: 10393


Keywords: Akzo Nobel N.V., High Point , Operator 1, Other , High Point, North Carolina

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