Assistant Operator,

United States, Ohio, Huron

Business unit: Metal 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.


AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world's leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we make and supply a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals. In fact, we are the largest global paints and coatings company.

We currently have an opening to join our dynamic team as an Assistant Operator.  This position will be located in our Resin Plant in Huron, Ohio.   This is a 2nd shift role is responsible for assisting in the manufacturing, transfer, and filling processes of resin batches per the Guidelines practiced in Process Safety Management.

· Retrieve and stage raw materials for production.  Must be able to identify items, understand HMIS labels, and accurately document transactions.
· Loading and unloading tankers and rail cars of bulk raw materials and finished goods per DOT, OSHA and EPA standards.
· Filling IBC’s and drums per customer requests and DOT regulations.
· Material handling of bagged materials, drums, & totes, handling solvents and oil based materials that are flammable and have other hazardous properties, while maintaining inventory.
· Taking in-process samples of materials to be tested during manufacturing, ensuring accurate record keeping and collection of data in log books, filling, and shipping documents.
· Maintaining a clean equipment and work area. Communicating when repairs are needed to equipment.
· Assist Operators as necessary in the production and manufacturing of resin products.
· Work safely in a hazardous materials environment, participating in Hazard Studies, PSSR’s, MOC’s, or Safety Committees.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States





Business unit

Metal Coatings

Job family


Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

· Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office and the ability to collect and record data.
· Solid reading and comprehension skills necessary in order to document processes & activities, follow detailed instructions and read batch slips.
· Proficient math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and ability to measure weights and volumes (standard and metric).
· Must be able to perform frequent and repetitive lifting of materials weighing up to 55 pounds.
· Ability to bend, reach & lift hoses, manipulate valves, perform operation/adjustment of equipment, stack pallets, climb ladders and stairs, and other related tasks.
· Ability to work from heights up to 20-50 feet.
· Must be able to use and function with PPE, including respirators, safety glasses, face shields, dust masks, and other PPE as required.
· Ability to operate material handling equipment including but not limited to forklifts, forklift attachments, hoists, & pumps.
· Must possess mechanical aptitude with the familiarity and use of general mechanic’s tools.
· Ability to perform multiple duties and manage complex tasks in a properly prioritized manner and through effective use of time management and working safely.
· The ability to work in a team environment and take ownership over an area of responsibility with limited direction to make informed decisions.

We are able to offer our employees a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401K, and bonus opportunity.
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. 
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 – M/F/D/V