Production Supervisor (3rd Shift) – Paints & Coatings, 7617

Location , NC
Date Posted March 11, 2018
Category Commercial/Residential
Job Type Full-Time


AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

The shift supervisor is responsible for managing the manufacturing processes for several departments. This will be achieved by supporting the overall operations effort to create a culture of functional and operational excellence while delivering leading product to our leading markets.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support operations to create a culture of functional excellence, accountability, professionalism and commitment to company values and standards
  • Manage and direct work of team leaders and their teams
  • Plan, lead, organize and control the delivery of the operations contribution to site objectives and overall performance in terms of HSE&S, service and quality, costs and personnel 
  • Follow all standard operating processes, looking for and responding effectively to hazards in safety, health, security and environment, taking account of people, plant, community and procedures
  • Develop individual team members and build a team which collectively is capable of and fully involved in achieving the task. Enforce personal performance standards within team

Key Activities:

  • Ensure all safety rules/procedures are being observed and followed by team members
  • Ensure production priorities are being followed and equipment/batch status is updated throughout the shift
  • Account for proper allocation of person hours per shift
  • Ensure all quality related process controls are being performed in accordance with established procedures
  • Work with quality department to ensure all quality related process controls are working properly at all times and to determine new ways to ensure high quality product
  • Communicate production targets to team (s). Measure and communicate status versus results expected
  • Work with other shift managers to implement best practices for making and filling batches of paint
  • Lead an operational excellence agenda by coaching and teaching functional excellence
  • Hold team accountable for performance standards and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure team follows standard operating procedures and processes
  • Attract, lead, coach, appraise and develop employees, ensure staffing and stimulate talent (management)
  • Produce product effectively using materials, equipment and personnel
  • Mentor, challenge, and develop personnel with emphasis on change management, cross training employees and driving employee ownership of company results
  • Communicate and hold team accountable for all housekeeping standards, complying with established corporate safety initiatives and maintaining a safe work environment
  • Perform other key activities as required
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