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Axalta Coating Systems Production Operator in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems. With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including: Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

POSITION: Plant Operator (2nd Shift, Monday-Friday 1pm-9:30pm)

OVERVIEW

Operators will support manufacturing and distribution operations for our world-class coating solutions. The Fridley, MN plant is looking for top-caliber, technically capable Plant Operators who are action oriented, can make quality decisions quickly and possess excellent trouble shooting skills. The successful candidate in an Operator position will be trained in all facets of production (pre-mixing and material loading for batches, filling product into shipping containers, distribution, testing, sampling, and cleaning) to learn these essential duties of the position. The incumbent must operate production equipment safely to ensure the highest quality and correct quantity in accordance with the production schedule, standard operating procedures and supervisory instructions. Position duties and responsibilities can change regularly based on business needs. Operators will understand the mechanics of how to operate various types of equipment with confidence. Types of equipment include but are not limited to; labeler, filler machines, air pumps, high speed dispersers, air mixers, and weight scales within the department. Solve routine problems associated with job responsibilities. Ensures the highest product quality possible while adhering to all safety, environmental and work rules.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs all duties in a safe working manner, following all of Axalta’s safety policies and procedures

  • Blend batch to designated formula

  • Learn how to fill-off batches and fill batches

  • Record all adjustments made to batches

  • Upon completion of batch make sure work area is cleaned up

  • Follow batch fill-out instructions as they relate to filter/straining requirements, container requirements, agitation of material requirements and labeling requirements

  • Select approved batches to be filled by ship date or supervisors’ instructions

  • Set up filtering equipment per batch ticket instructions and operate filling equipment

  • Operate PLC

  • Directly responsible for housekeeping and control of waste generation

  • Operation of powered material handling equipment (PMHE) to move, store, load, and unload hazardous finished product(s)

  • Unloading and loading of bulk tank wagons

ACCOUNTABILITY

Production Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • 5+ years chemical plant/paint making experience preferred

  • Able to demonstrate basic computer skills, math and problem-solving; mechanical, numerical and verbal aptitude to learn our jobs quickly

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment mechanical aptitude test and interview process

  • Successful completion of background check, physical and drug screening is required

  • Ability to be licensed to operate fork trucks

  • Ability to operate PLC

  • Experience with SAP preferred

  • Ability to demonstrate collaboration skills and work within self-managed team environment

  • Must be able to read and follow, weight fractions of ounces, and measure accurately by gallons, pints and ounces (good math skills)

  • Must be able to use various forms of PPE including respiratory protection

  • Ability to use hand tools and lift up to 75 lbs. and work at heights at or above 30 feet

  • Ability to work rotating shift schedule with assigned overtime or other assigned schedules

Requisition ID: 2020-4452

External Company URL: www.axalta.com

Department: Operations

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