General Operator in Fridley, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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    Fridley, MN
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Job Description

POSITION: Plant Operator                                               DEPARTMENT: Production


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.


  • 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 tankwagons


Production Manager


  • 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 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

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.