United States, South Carolina, Lancaster

Business unit: Speciality Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Job Context (the Nature & Scope of the Business)

To perform fabrication projects necessary to keep the building and equipment in a safe working condition and assist Maintenance department based on business priority.

Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities

• Perform fabrication projects as directed by the Plant Engineer or designee
• Work with minimal supervision to complete projects within the budgeted timeframe
• Keep fabrication shop and remote work areas clean, neat and safe.
• Keep all fabrication equipment in a safe and functional working condition.
• Specify fabrication equipment and hand tools necessary to perform each project.
• Maintain inventory of commonly used fabrication raw materials such as sheet metal, pipe, bar stock, tubing, channel, angle, etc.
• Maintain inventory of commonly used fabrication consumables such as rivets, hinges, fasteners, grinding/sanding/cutting disks, drill bits, taps and dies, etc.
• All Craftsmen at AkzoNobel, Lancaster, South Carolina must have a basic knowledge of hazards that exist in a typical manufacturing environment and a basic working knowledge of the following:
- Electrical safety
- Safety when working in areas with the potential of exposure to flammable liquids or vapours
- Appropriate waste handling to prevent environmental release
- Welding
- Pipefitting
- HVAC Systems
- Appropriate safe use of Machine Shop and Hand Tools
- Lock-out, Tag-out, Try-out
- Working at heights such as from ladders or personnel lifts
- Working in or around Confined Spaces
- Forklift operation necessary to perform task
• Attend classroom, seminars, or on-the-job training (OJT) for equipment specific to the plant operations and safety
• Identifies common safety issues across sites and works with others to address them.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States


South Carolina



Business unit

Speciality Coatings

Sub business unit

Speciality Coatings_North America

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• The position requires a minimum of 4 years of experience in a fabrication role.
• High School Diploma or GED.
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)