Shift Supervisor,

United States, Tennessee, Chattanooga

Business unit: Surface 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.


This position reports to the Production Manager and is responsible for the shift supervision of production employees and chemical processes in order to meet production requirements and utilize manpower and equipment in a safe, efficient manner.   
- Supervision and direct plant personnel to meet production and scheduling requirements.
- Ensure chemical processes are run safely and efficiently.
- Assist in the training of new and existing production employees including procedures and work instructions.
- Provide technical support for new and existing processes.  Solve problems related to raw materials, equipment, and scheduling for assigned shift.   
- Assist in updating of F&Ps for existing processes.
- Initiate and assist in projects to improve yield, cycle time, first-time-right, asset utilization, and scrap generation.
- Administrative duties including timecards, overtime scheduling/tracking, and vacation scheduling.
- Participate on project, operational, and/or cross-functional teams as required.
- Assist with efficient production scheduling, inventory control, and expense control.
- Assist with production related SAP duties including process orders, barcodes, and labeling.
- Responsible for safety training of production employees and adherence to appropriate codes and standards.
- Participate in the activities and processes to drive HSES initiatives.
- Participate in and support the site behavior based safety process (CACTUS) and Exposure Reduction Initiative (ERI) to eliminate injuries, promote safe behavior, reduce exposure, and manage risk.
- Promote good housekeeping standards in plant.
- Participate as needed in injury and incident investigations.
- Assist in the compliance with HSES requirements, directives, procedures, and standards.
- Work closely with HSES Manager to maintain environmental controls, Industrial Hygiene, and employee health.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Surface Chemistry

Sub business unit

Surface Chemistry Operations

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Degree in Chemistry or related field and/or relevant work experience in Chemical Processing manufacturing area/operations.
- Minimum One (1) to Three (3) years’ experience in Manufacturing/Operations or related field.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
- Prior supervisory experience (preferably in a union environment) is a plus.
- Commitment to health, safety, environment, security, and quality.
- Experience with Behavior Based Safety processes a plus.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Working knowledge of PCs and software packages.
- SAP, Microsoft Office.
- Employee must be able to work in plant and office environments.
This is a 2nd shift position, Monday-Thursday 2:30p.m-11:30p.m and Friday, 4 hour shift 2:00p.m-6:p.m.
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).