Operator 2-Unit,

United States, Texas, Deer Park

Business unit: Polymer 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.


This position is responsible for operation of plant equipment in line with approved SH&E, quality, and production guidelines to meet customer expectations.

- Understand and operate the equipment or processes in area of assignment.
- Know mechanical operation of piping and equipment in assigned area.
- Working knowledge of plant processes in area of assignment.
- Assist in the development of SOPs and the training of others in area of assignment.
- Understand diagrams, equipment, process description, process control, problem solving of area, SOPs, etc.
- Basic maintenance skills including trouble shooting equipment and the permit systems. Make minor adjustments/repairs to the unit.
- Handle all hazardous chemicals and waste in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- Understands and operates control system and instrumentation in area of assignment.
- Perform duties on the site’s Emergency Response Team (fire brigade.
- Participate in the development of the departmental continuous improvement projects and on project teams.
- Other duties and assignments as directed by supervisor.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States




Deer Park

Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Job family


Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Associates degree in Process Technology preferred OR in lieu of degree, must have three (3) years’ experience in a chemical plant environment in an operator or maintenance capacity.
- Knowledge of operating procedures and chemical reactions
- Able to work in chemical plant environment
- Must be able to wear a respirator
- Must be able to walk up and down stairs and climb ladders
- Able to read, write and communicate in English
- Must be able to wear steel toed shoes, safety glasses & hard hat
- Must be able to grasp and understand procedures, etc.
- Must be mechanical minded and analytical.
- Must be able to push/pull drum dollies – manhandle into position (wt approx 110 lbs)
- Wear silver suit approx. 15 minutes at a time 3-4 times a day.
- Mandatory ERT (handle fire hose, wear SCBA, and wear bunker gear).
- Must be able to pass ERT physical.
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).