Operator II,

United States, Illinois, Morris

Business unit: Surface Chemistry

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.


Under general supervision, will perform duties associated with the manufacturing of chemicals and other products to meet quality specifications and customer demands.
- Ascend/descend stairs, ladders, tanks, railcars, and tank trucks.
- Pulling, pushing, and/or lifting up to 50 pounds.
- Walk uninterrupted for distance of up to ½ mile to access control building and evacuate the site in a timely manner during emergencies
- Reaching overhead, kneeling, and bending.
- Must be able to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment including, but not limited to, hardhats, safety glasses, goggles, shields, earplugs, and safety shoes.
- Must be able to pass a Respirator Fit Test and don a respirator in all applicable operations.
- Must be committed to working and operating safely and follow all plant and company safety and environmental policies and procedures, as well as wearing all required personal protective equipment.
- Must be able to work in a team environment as well as function independently.
- Must be able to operate plant process equipment and instrumentation to produce products on time, utilizing standard operating procedures and processes that meet quality specifications and standards.
- Successfully pass initial operator training and subsequent refresher trainings.
- Must be able to work 8 and 12-hour rotating shifts.
- Other physical activities as required.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Surface Chemistry

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- One (1) to (2) years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing plant or equivalent degree in Process Operations Technology or other chemical operator certificate.  
- National Career Readiness Certificate a plus.
- Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel) a plus.
- Knowledge of DCS control systems a plus.
- Seeks to understand the Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSES) aspects of his/her area operations and the consequences if an upset occurs
- Good communication skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
- Mechanical aptitude
- After 30 days of continuous service required to become a member of the International Chemical Workers Union Council, UFCW.
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).