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Production Operator

Company: Axalta Coating Systems
Location: Mount Clemens
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:



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

Primary Responsibilities


Run all required equipment in a safe and efficient manner:

  • Pumps
  • Scales
  • Hoists
  • Transporters
  • Hilo
  • pH meter
  • Wet Color Wheel
  • CAP2000 mete

Perform the following duties, to include but not limited to:

  • Washing equipment (tanks, pumps, piping and loading chutes)
  • Loading (charging) various size tanks from 50 to 4500 gallon capacity
  • Loading (Charging) moving and lifting bag stock, kegs, drums
  • Performing specified in-process quality tests - dirt checks, wet color, viscosity or pH
  • Must be able to follow established process instructions and documentation (monitoring equipment)
  • Adjustment of in-process material per lab instructions
  • Filtration of product (loading / charging FSI filter and traps)
  • Filling off semi-finished and finished product (drums, totes, bulk storage or pails)
  • Labeling of containers, following established process, customer and DOT requirements
  • Operating power material handling equipment (transporter/Powered Equipment license required)
  • Housekeeping (participate in area cleanup)
  • Auditing (safety showers / eye washes / fire extinguishers / housekeeping / equipment / training / safety / IATF16949 )
  • Lean manufacturing (cell participation, "At Line" test and certification, visual display board updates, etc)
  • Perform selective maintenance tasks / equipment switch-outs to keep the process running.
  • Operate computer-controlled equipment
  • Follow all site and area guidelines pertaining to all functions within the plant and assigned tasks. (Examples: fire watch, breaks / lunch, availability for work, etc.)
  • Follow all Area Operating Procedures (AOP's) that pertain to his / her job functions.
  • Operator must be able to use the Front-End Loading System (FEL) and SAP computerized systems.
  • Able to train others.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence: Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Transporter license required
  • Hi-lo license required for Filling Operations
  • Respirator fit test required

Keywords: Axalta Coating Systems, Detroit , Production Operator, Other , Mount Clemens, Michigan

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