Production Operator 3rd Shift,

United States, Indiana, Warsaw

Business unit: Powder 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.


Packaging and palletizing of finished product into boxes, drums, gaylords, and  supersacks from 15 lbs. to 2000 lbs.
General house-keeping.
Cleaning grinders, extruders, testing equipment and charging equipment
Loading and blending of dry materials.
Operation of grinder and extruder production lines
Fork Lift operation
Floor Scrubber operation
Dust collector filter replacement on the grinders
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 r equirements
Attend and participate in Warsaw Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioural 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 as s imply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behaviour are unsaf
Wash totes
Charge product
Weigh up critical raws
Sample room (pre-mix)
Extrude/grind/sieve sample and obtain QC analysis for testing
Stage raw materials for batches per batch tickets
Record data
Transport totes to blender/blend/sample
Must possess basic mechanical aptitude.
Ability to determine screw profile for product as determined on batch ticket or run history by interacting with extruder operator on previous shift. 
Ability to determine cleanliness of machine.
Wash and clean totes.
Transport totes of QC approved material to upper level mezzanine.
Extrude product – adjust feed rate to allow maximum capacity per product specification.
Transport tote to Post-Add station if necessary.
Transport extruded product to ACM staging area.
Grind totes in sequence to minimize contamination at lead person’s request.
Must determine cleanliness of machine prior to running product through interaction with previous shift ACM operator.
Transport tote of approved flake, run a contamination, sieve check and pull sample for QC
Make adjustments as necessary, re-clean machine if contaminated
Perform particle size analysis – adjust if necessary (every 18 boxes)
Pull samples as required for QC (every 27 boxes)
Monitor operation of Auto Packaging System
Monitor case erector
Ensure case erector is equipped with:
M aterial in bag insert
Ties for bag closer
Ensure case sealer has tape
Transport full skids, stretch wrap and move to finished goods staging area.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States





Business unit

Powder Coatings

Sub business unit

Powder Coatings_North America

Job family


Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

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