1st Shift Batch Maker



Make all intermediates and finished products by adding specific quantities of certain raw materials and/or intermediates to a batch tank or grinding mill according to a written formula using proper batch making techniques and safe methods.

This position also requires application and monitoring of established quality procedures and methods for production batches.

Compiles, tabulates and summarizes QC data for analysis.

Prepares and offers constructive criticisms relative to variables and deviations from prescribed standards of quality.

Maintains statistical records having to do with quality, nature and causes of defects.

Expedites and follows up changes to allow for prescribed quality standards.

Request raw materials for use in formulas.

Position requires knowledge of batch making techniques, machinery operation, scales and meter use, and formula knowledge.


Other duties may be assigned.

  • Weigh and/or measure out quantities of solvents, resins, pigments (or dispersions), and additives into blending tanks or grinding mills according to a batch ticket.
  • Tend mixing or grinding equipment and maintain control over time, heat, mix speed, etc.
  • Upon batch completion, take product sample to QC Lab for QC checks.
  • Check production batches by comparison to standards
  • Make adjustments to batch as necessary
  • Recheck batch after adjustments are made until product is within standard product specifications
  • Use proper analytical tools to compare product to standard specs and to wet and/or dry samples
  • Record results of comparison and record onto batch card
  • Consult with Main Lab chemist on products more than 10% out of product specifications
  • Upon approval of product record data onto Quality Control car and enter information into computer data base
  • Consult QC manual for specific requirements for product analysis of production batches and customers special requirements
  • Calibrate QC equipment as required
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager
  • Maintain work area in a neat and orderly fashion.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Education

  • No previous experience required
  • Experience in Manufacturing, Filling Area strongly preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Good math/measurement skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic reading and comprehension skills
  • Must achieve required color testing score

Reasoning Ability

  • Determine correct batch making procedures as instructed in initial training and described on batch ticket.

  • Determine if raw materials are fit for use.
  • Work without continuous supervision while completing assigned projects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to handle product and equipment and reach with hands and arms.

The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stoop, kneel and crouch.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 45 pounds, and occasionally lift/move 400 to 500 pounds with specially provided equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment is representative of those an employee would encounter in a normal paint manufacturing facility while performing the job tasks listed in this job description.

The employee is exposed to solvent vapors at well below the OSHA permissible exposure limit and when required, adequate personal protection equipment is required.


  • Completing the number of batches required by the daily production schedule.
  • Accuracy of completed batches.
  • Satisfactory appearance of work area.
  • Attendance and attitude.

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