Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc. Production Operator in reading, Pennsylvania

About the company 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. Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, ensures proper running and cleaning of production equipment in the safe manufacture of powder coatings. Actively assumes the back-up lead person (if properly trained) in the absence of the Production Lead. 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 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. Particip ates 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 Job Description.