Production Operator,

United States, Ohio, Columbus

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.


Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc. has 5 fulltime positions available at our Columbus, Ohio manufacturing plant. We are looking for individuals who can perform tasks as assigned in our paint plant production and/or warehouse environment. This is an hourly position in our union workforce that could be scheduled on any of our 3 shifts.

These positions start at $XX.XX per hour with scheduled wage increases and include excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, pension, vacation, etc.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Metal Coatings

Job family


Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

Successful candidates must be able to work overtime and weekends, work any shift, speak and write English, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, successful candidates must:

• Be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds, which represents the typical weight of a bag of solid raw material or a 5-gallon pail of liquid raw material.
• Be able to move through various production areas, principally manufacturing areas/floors. This includes climbing stairs. Must be able to stay on feet for 8-12 hours each day.
• Have good eyesight and hearing.
• Be able to read and understand written instructions for making batches of products, material safety data sheets and other pertinent information necessary to perform assigned job functions.
• Be capable of safely handling chemicals and minimize hazards by being able to wear all required safety equipment and protective clothing as required by law and/or corporate policy. This includes, but is not limited to safety shoes, safety glasses, ear protection, vapor and dust respirators and safety gloves.
• Be punctual and place importance on good attendance.
• Be capable of safely operating lift equipment (including fork trucks) to move containers and materials.
Applicants must apply on-line and successful candidates will be asked to pass a test before being invited to interview. A background check, intoxicant screen and pre-employment physical will be required before starting employment with AkzoNobel.

Previous work experience in industrial, manufacturing, paint/chemical and/or warehousing environments is preferred, but not required.