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Production Operator at Akzo Nobel

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

Job Description:
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

Production Operator

Rotating Shifts: 1st shift 7:00 am - 3:00pm / 2nd Shift 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, ensures proper running and cleaning of production equipment in the manufacture of powder coatings.

Key Accountabilities

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. Fork Lift operation
5. Floor Scrubber operation
6. Sampling of raw materials and/or finished good.
7. Recording of batch variables and logging data.
8. Perform all work safely and injury-free. Must actively participate in improving
department and plant safety performance.
9. Perform duties according to ISO 14001 procedures and environmental
10. Attend and participate in Reading 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 programs.
11. Participate in the Reading 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. Loading and blending of dry materials.
5. Sample room (pre-mix)
1. Extrude/grind/sieve sample and obtain QC analysis for testing.
6. Stage raw materials for batches per batch tickets
7. Record data
8. 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. Operation of grinder and extruder production lines
5. Wash and clean totes.
6. Dust collector filter replacement on the grinders
7. Transport totes of QC approved material to upper level mezzanine.
8. Extrude product - adjust feed rate to allow maximum capacity per product
9. Transport tote to Post-Add station if necessary.
10. 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)

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
5.Transport full skids, stretch wrap and move to finished goods staging area.

• 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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2102

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA