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Sherwin-Williams Facility Pre Batch Operator Blender in States, United States

Title: Facility Pre Batch Operator Blender

Location: United States-Oregon-PORTLAND

Job Number: 2100015U


Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.


This position is responsible for the pre-batch of blends and the staging of blended orders. The incumbent supports the facility Blenders in spray-outs, draw-downs and filling customer orders.

  • Pre-batch blends and stage products for blended orders.
  • Blend custom orders within specified due date.
  • Match colors within facility color guidelines
  • Custom blend all orders within specific order guidelines (i.e. color, gloss, viscosity).
  • Manage batch size within /- 10% to order size.
  • Follow all safety practices as outlined.
  • Maintain clean work area as outlined.
  • Follow Waste Minimization Plan as outlined.
  • Follow PSR Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Follow Hazardous Material Handling Procedures
  • Make blends of paint as directed.
  • Prepare spray-outs and draw-down test panels.
  • Assist in preparation of customer orders, including filling and labeling batches as directed.
  • Make shade and gloss adjustments as directed.
  • Clean and repair store equipment.
  • Identify facility/equipment problems and make recommendations.
  • Operate all material handling, tinting, mixing and testing equipment in a safe manner.
  • Properly store all partial containers to correct inventory location.
  • Provide input regarding inventory levels in the warehouse/stockroom.
  • Identify potential obsolete/damaged material and handle per established policy/procedures.
  • Maintain facility to S-W standards through proper maintenance, repair and housekeeping.
  • Assist in the daily clean up of lab, product service room and equipment.
  • Follow designated loss prevention, security and safety practices according to policy and correct or report non-compliance of appropriate procedures/policies.
  • Take immediate action to contain spillage using hazardous material containment procedures as outlined in the Work Safe Manual, including proper and timely reporting.
  • Assist with general warehouse, delivery and customer service duties as needed, including loading and unloading of material, and waiting on customers.
  • Know stock limits and be familiar with stock order procedure.
  • Assist with physical inventory.
  • Help manage PSR expenses as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school education or equivalent is required.
  • Ability to work all scheduled hours as needed.
  • Employee must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Employee may be required to retrieve material from shelves and lift and carry up to 50lbs and up to 100 lbs. on occasion.
  • Must be able to tint paint, therefore, must be able to distinguish one or more chromatic colors.
  • Employee must be able to tolerate non-toxic paint odors and be able to wear a respirator as required.
  • Employee must be able to operate a hand truck and/or material handling equipment.
  • Employee must be able to operate a computer and communicate via the telephone.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status.

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