Production Operator - 2nd Shift - Paints & Coating,

United States, Tennessee, Nashville

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.


1.  Packaging and palletizing of finished product into boxes, drums, gaylords, and
     supersacks from 15 lb to 2000 lbs.
2.  General housekeeping.
3.  Cleaning grinders, extruders, testing equipment and charging equipment
4.  Loading and blending of dry materials.
5.  Operation of grinder and extruder production lines
6.  Fork Lift operation
7.  Floor Scrubber operation
8.  Dust collector filter replacement on the grinders
9.  Sampling of raw materials and/or finished good.
10. Recording of batch variables and logging data.
11. Perform all work safely and injury-free.  Must actively participate in improving
     department and plant safety performance.
12. Perform duties according to ISO 14001 procedures and environmental
13. 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
14. Participate in the Warsaw Safety Journey. Adhere to the Golden Principle which
      is   Simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behaviour are unsafe.
1.    Wash totes
2.    Charge product
3.    Weigh up critical raws
4.    Sample room (pre-mix)
1.         Extrude/grind/sieve sample and obtain QC analysis for testing.
5.    Stage raw materials for batches per batch tickets
6.    Record data
7.    Transport totes to blender/blend/sample
1.    Must possess basic mechanical aptitude.
2.    Ability to determine screw profile for product as determined on batch ticket
     or run history by interacting with extruder operator on previous shift. 
3.    Ability to determine cleanliness of machine.
4.    Wash and clean totes.
5.    Transport totes of QC approved material to upper level mezzanine.
6.    Extrude product – adjust feed rate to allow maximum capacity per product
7.    Transport tote to Post-Add station if necessary.
8.    Transport extruded product to ACM staging area.
1.    Grind totes in sequence to minimize contamination at leadperson’s request.
2.    Must determine cleanliness of machine prior to running product by interacting
     with previous shift ACM operator.
3.    Transport tote of approved flake, run a contamination, sieve check and pull
      sample for QC
4.    Make adjustments as necessary, re-clean machine if contaminated
5.    Perform particle size analysis – adjust if necessary (every 18 boxes)
6.    Pull samples as required for QC (every 27 boxes)
7.    Transport tote of approved flake, run a contamination, sieve check and pull
       sample for QC
8.    Make adjustments as necessary, re-clean machine if contaminated
9.    Perform particle size analysis – adjust if necessary (every 18 boxes)
10. Pull samples as required for QC (every 27 boxes)
1.    Monitor operation of Auto Packaging System
2.    Monitor case erector
3.    Ensure case erector is equipped with:
1.         Boxes
2.         material in bag inserter
3.         Ties for bag closer
4.         Ensure case sealer has tape
      4.  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

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