Production Operator
Philadelphia, PA 
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Job Description

AkzoNobel Coatings, North America

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 International, Interpon, Sikkens and Chemcraft – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. In North America, we’ve been producing innovative, high-performance coatings since 1888. Today, you can find AkzoNobel’s products supporting industries ranging from aerospace to consumer electronics, infrastructure, transportation, home décor, furniture and marine vessels. With a regional headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AkzoNobel’s North America operation includes 3,500 employees at more than 30 manufacturing sites, technology labs and business offices. For more information please visit Our Powder Coatings Business Unit is the largest global manufacturer of powder coatings and a world leader in powder coatings technology. Interpon® is our Powder Coating's business' global brand, with a wide manufacturing base. Our product and technology development capabilities are strong, and we possess manufacturing expertise in the areas of cost and speed. Powder Coatings are solvent-free paints applied to metal and other conductive surfaces. They are applied using a spray gun or fluidized bed dipping, and baked in an oven, where the powder melts and then sets on the substrate, providing an even finish. Our powder coatings can be used in a wide variety of applications, from window frames, automotive components and pipes, to radiators, fences, metal furniture, and even wood, glass and plastic. They are available in a huge variety of colors, textures and finishes – including high gloss, matte, metallic, anodized and chrome effects. They contain no VOCs, and overspray can be reclaimed, making them one of the most sustainable coating options available on the market.

Production Operator 3rd Shift

Production Operators must be able to work an eight (8) hour day, afternoon or night schedule. Weekend and other overtime
work is expected from time to time.

Packaging and palletizing of finished product into boxes, drums, gaylords and supersacks from 15 to 2000 lbs.
General housekeeping.
Cleaning grinders, extruders, testing equipment and charging equipment.
Loading and blending of dry materials.
Operation of grinder and extruder production lines.
Fork lift operation.
Floor scrubber operation.
Dust collector filter replacement on the grinders.
Sampling of raw materials and/or finished goods.
Recording of back variables and logging data.
Performing all work safely and injury-free. Must actively participate in improving department and plant safety performance.
Perform duties according to ISO 9001 - 2001 procedures and environmental requirements.
Attend and participate in Reading or Warsaw plant programs/committees/training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioral Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, TRACC, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs. Participates in the Reading or Warsaw Safety Journey. Adheres to the Golden Principle which is simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behavior are unsafe.
Help provide training advice and guidance to co-workers.
Assist in parts room area: cleaning of bowls, totes and the cleaning of screws and misc. parts.
Backup Duties during the Production Lead’s absence: Perform the duties of the Production. Lead in his/her absence as outlined in the Production Lead

High School diploma/GED.
Must be 18 years of age.
Two – three years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in English including process sheets containing product process directions and safety precautions. Must be able to write legibly and record results accurately.
Must be able to calculate various measurements using basic math skills. Must be able to read and operate scales knowing the difference between gross/tare/net weights. Must understand the relationship between kilograms, grams and pounds.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Working knowledge of SAP R/3.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
Strong organization skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; communicates effectively with various employee groups, contractors and management.
Knowledge of Company policies and procedures.
Requires daily contact with employees in other departments.
Requires daily contact with shipping Co personnel
Must be able to operate lift truck
Must possess basic mechanical aptitude
Must be able to physically enter dust collectors for cleaning and/or minor maintenance purposes.
Cleaning involves the use of hand scrapers and other tools for cleaning.
Ability to work Shifts.
Overtime coverage is required, particularly for short-notice absences of other Shift members.
May work in seated or standing positions for prolonged periods of time, performs sustained manual activities at moderate to heavy levels of exertion. Standing 90% of working day with frequent walking, intermittent stooping and bending with operating equipment is essential.
Must be able to tolerate periodic hot, inside working conditions or cold outside conditions.
Have no known sensitivity or history of skin or respiratory allergies to dust, dirt, or chemicals to which there may be workplace exposure if an allergic reaction could create a safety or health hazard.
Must be able to hear process, fire and fork truck alarms, also plant page system.
May use hand tools and operate fixed and mobile plant equipment such as fork lift, scissor lift, air motors, pliers, channel locks, screwdrivers and scrapers.
Wears personal protective equipment including company provided uniforms.
Must be able to frequently climb stairs or ladders.
Must have sufficient dexterity and strength to operate process equipment, turn valves, etc.
Must be able to lift 55 pounds
Must be able to push/pull weights of up to 300 pounds.

As a leading paints and coatings AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more. 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 -Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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