Quality Assurance Supervisor - 2nd Shift,

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.


AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more livable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do. 
The Quality Assurance Supervisor will:
- Maintain a safe working environment, following all safety rules and procedures
- Ensures in process and finished product meets specifications; and recommends and implements corrective actions when necessary.
- Ensures that pre-ships, COA’s, customer complaints, and inquiries from the field are handled in an accurate and timely manner.
- Evaluates test results and other pertinent data versus specification and initiates corrective actions when needed;
- Train and supervise Quality Assurance Specialists who test mixes, extrudate and prepare finished products to ensure finished goods meet product specifications, and that proper Quality Assurance records are maintained;
- Set up and supervise lab batches for testing new products, raw material problems and rework schemes and making recommendations based upon these results;
- Provide timely dispositions for in process and finished product;
- Transfer Postings.  This involves the transfer of material after it has been tested as well as the determination of the material quality (in the process of becoming a finished good);
- Assists with the investigation of customer complaints; and
- Promotes the current quality system through adhering to the elements and ensuring that all group members are thoroughly familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and are trained in the appropriate procedures.
- Promotes the MTQ philosophy throughout the organization through setting a positive example as well as mentoring the group members and positive participation in cross functional planning and problem solving activities.
- Attend and participate in Powder Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioural Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs.
- Participate in the Powder Safety Journey. Adhere to the Golden Principle which is   Simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behaviour are unsafe.
Performs additional responsibilities as required for the success of Akzo Nobel.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States





Business unit

Powder Coatings

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- B.S. in Chemistry or related field or five years Powder Coatings experience in laboratory, or related Manufacturing experience will be considered. 
- Prior supervisory experience preferred. 
- Training in quality science including SQC and ISO 9000. 
- Must have strong communication skills and able to interface with all manufacturing personnel. Proficiency in MS Office.
- Position is 2nd shift, with required overtime and some weekends.