Maintenance Supervisor,

United States, Tennessee, Nashville

Business unit: Powder Coatings

About AkzoNobel

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.


This position will supervise up to 6 Maintenance Technicians and 1 Electrician, across 3 shifts.  In conjunction with the Site Responsible Engineer, this position will oversee maintenance activities within the facility including directing contractor maintenance personnel as necessary.  Position will be responsible for maintaining the parts stores and ensuring necessary parts and equipment are available to support manufacturing activities on site.
- Promotes health, safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state and local requirements.  Also will participate in promoting LSR’s and support the plant BBS program as necessary.
- Plan, organize and direct mechanics, electricians and outside contractors to meet all maintenance needs of the facility.
- Plan and oversee regularly scheduled preventative maintenance process to ensure that developed plans are followed.
- Develops and manages the predictive and preventative maintenance program for the plant.
- Work with crew, contractors and engineering manager to troubleshoot and solve difficult equipment and facility issues that arise.
- Order parts and equipment as needed to keep the facility and equipment operational and in original form including the maintenance of a critical spare parts program.
- Organize and maintain shop and parts room to a 6 S standard.
- Provide or direct training as needed to others.
- Manage a site work order system and meet with team leaders on a regular basis to address any team concerns.
- Work, along with SRE and other departments, within given budget restraints.
- Promote the current quality system through adhering to the elements of an being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual and procedures.   |
- Drives the TRACC/ALPS program within Maintenance and ensures Technicians attend weekly departmental TRACC/ALPS meetings (Weigh Up, Extrusion etc.) to review Engineering concerns.
- Provide monthly PM and maintenance report, update PM schedules and provide an annual department plan for continuous improvement.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Powder Coatings

Sub business unit

Powder Coatings_North America

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- High school diploma GED required.
- College degree or equivalent experience in manufacturing related field preferred.
- Mechanical and electrical course work providing pipefitting, machine repair, hydraulic, welding and electrical knowledge.
- Two (2) to Five (5) years direct supervisory experience/training.
- Strong background knowledge of operating equipment and department processes including PLC programming & panelview and equipment controls programming.
- Understand principals of safety and safe work.
- Must be able to read blueprints. Ladder diagrams and AutoCAD preferred.
- Strong communication skills both verbal & written.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills.
- Must have good judgment in reporting errors or unusual conditions or events to Plant Management.
- Must be capable of making independent decisions and judgments based on process experience and chemical knowledge.
- Strong organizational skills including document management, tracking , results follow-up
- Strong problem solving skills. 
- Good PC, Excel and Word software skills.
- Strong understanding of maintenance and the maintenance process.
- Ability to recruit, train and motivate personnel in order to balance staffing strength with profitability.
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V).