Axalta Coating Systems

Chemical Operator

Job Locations US-VA-Front Royal
Posted Date 4 months ago(6/14/2022 11:21 PM)
Requisition ID
Functional Category
Manufacturing Operations

Primary Responsibilities

Produces, tests, and fills resin for both in-house and outside customers in accordance with ISO 9000/14001, Reactor Safety and PSM requirements while following corporate, site safety and operating procedures to use control room instrumentation and pressurized vessels to produce a quality product.  This role requires the Chemical Operator to load vessels, monitor control room programs and adjust as necessary to operate equipment and facilities within prescribed guidelines while ensuring quality conformance to specifications with standard operating procedures. 

  • Start up and shut down process equipment using standard operating procedures
  • Set up and operate equipment such as reactors, pumps and storage tanks
  • Maintain safety standards and have a thorough understanding of site procedures
  • Safely handle extremely hazardous materials (high S codes), including propylene imine (MS-7) and sensitizers
  • Manage hazardous waste according to site policy and area specific procedures
  • Use lab equipment to test quality of resin
  • Load/unload trailers with resin and related raw materials
  • Manage bulk storage and raw material storage areas
  • Monitor operations by reading and correctly interpreting gauges and instruments
  • Recording data

Compensation, Benefits, and Working Hours:

  • Entry Rate of  $26.91 with a 3-4 year progression scale plus $1,500 Sign-On Bonus: $750 upon hiring; $750 after 6 months
  • Shift Differentials paid for 12 hour rotating schedules
  • Axalta provides a very generous package of benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability plan, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, 
  • Paid Vacation and time off benefits, including sick leave and 11 paid holidays annually
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vanguard-administered 401K Plan with immediate Company match
  • Shift Openings of 12 hour rotating shift schedules (nights/days/weekends) - 7 day break opportunites within the schedule pattern

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must qualify on background check, physical and drug screen.
  • Must qualify on pre-employment test.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements for job, including lifting 55 lbs. repetitively on an occasional frequency
  • Chemical Operator experience in manufacturing plant or degree in chemistry or other scientific field preferred
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts, including overtime
  • Knowledge of standard SAP functions preferred


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.


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