Finishing Supervisor,

United States, Texas, Deer Park

Business unit: Polymer Chemistry

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.


We currently have an opening for a Finishing Supervisor for our Battleground (Houston, TX) facility. Battleground primarily produces metal alkyls, sold primarily as co-catalysts to major thermoplastic resins and rubber manufacturers (producers of polyethylene, polypropylene, and EPDM). The product line is complex with over 30 metal alkyl products (plus formulations) produced at Battleground. Products are extremely hazardous (pyrophoric, meaning they ignite on contact with air) and are highly reactive with water. The site also manufactures High Purity Metal Organics (HPMO) for the semi-conductor and LED industries.

Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities

Key Objective of Position: This position is responsible for ensuring timely, efficient, and in-spec loading of organometallic compounds to meet customer expectations.

Principal accountabilities
1. Direct responsibility for all activities within Finishing department while directing personnel for safe packaging of organometallic compounds
2. Coordinate with maintenance to resolve mechanical difficulties and equipment breakdowns.
3. Responsible for SOP development for container preparation, loading and refurbishment
4. Coordinate with planning department to develop effective schedule to meet the business needs; execute said schedule
5. Facilitate Annual Quality Plan and related total quality management activities of the finishing department
6. Responsible for determining the necessary operator training criteria and ensuring compliance; responsible for the cross-training program and for qualifying finishing operators
7. Lead tool box meetings, identify operations issues and develop effective corrective actions in the area
8. Responsible for inventory of packaging supplies and consumables
9. Other duties and assignments as directed by manager

Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Specific Responsibilities

1. Understand and help implement the site’s Operating Policy, and HSSE goals and objectives.
2. Support and participate in on-going HSSE improvement activities and committees.
3. Be aware of potential health, safety, security and environmental impacts in area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs.
4. Understand and implement any parts of the Battleground Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that apply to area of responsibility.
5. Participate in the site’s on-going Pollution Prevention Process

Quality Specific Responsibilities

1. Understand and help implement the site’s Quality Policy, Quality goals and objectives, and the Quality Improvement Process (MTQ).
2. Be fully aware of your specific quality assurance responsibilities.
3. Be familiar with sitewide document control, internal quality audits, corrective action, non-conforming product and record keeping procedures.
4. Be sure employees under supervision, if applicable, are aware of and are adequately trained in quality procedures.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States




Deer Park

Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Sub business unit

Polymer Chemistry_Americas

Job family


Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• At least 2 years supervisory experience, including the ability to hold people accountable and develop competencies of direct reports
• Minimum HS diploma or GED; College degree preferred
• 4+ years plant experience (Packaging or Chemical Operator)
• Chemical Manufacturing experience required
• Willingness to ensure adherence to policies, rules and regulations
• Able to troubleshoot in the field and address systemic issues
• Able to read, write and communicate in English
• Able to work within a matrix organization, communicate and function across department lines
• Able to participate and lead root cause problem solving sessions
• Good SAP and computer skills
• May require individual to comply with Akzo Nobel RBPS 12 Corporate CFATS Personnel Safety Compliance Policy for Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.
• Must be able to wear steel toe boots, hard hat, safety glasses and FRCs. Must be able to participate on ERT/fire brigade

As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. 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).