Supervisor - 2nd Shift - Nashville - Paints & Coat,

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.


To supervise all production functions and personnel to ensure that production goals are met.  Responsible for managing the day-to-day aspects of running a shift as well as being a front line resource for both information and action regarding the day-to-day items which affect our daily performance.
Responsible for taking an active improvement role on a day-to-day basis, including:
·         Ensuring that the daily production data is collected accurately on all machines.
·         Understanding what are the top reasons for list time, lost output, and poor quality and taking appropriate corrective actions.
·         Providing information to the Daily production meeting regarding the top reasons, their cause and what can/has been done to prevent reoccurrence.
·         Taking specific preventative action, ensuring that permanent fixes are put in place for these top reasons.
·         Handing over of all of the above information to the following shift supervisor via a shift hand over meeting.
Duties also include:
·         Manage the shift on a day-to-day basis to ensure the following issues are planned:
·         Address absenteeism, including vacation planning, by scheduling manpower as needed following collective bargaining agreement.
·         Batch Paperwork
·         Liaising with QA sharing appropriate information to ensure department goals are met.
·         Train, motivate, and supervise production operators who produce mixes, extrudate, and prepare finished milled products to ensure finished goods meet product specifications, and that proper records are maintained.
·         Promotes the current quality system through adhering to the elements of and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and procedures. 
·         Maintain a safe working environment, following all safety rules and procedures.
·         Promotes the quality system through adhering to the elements of and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and procedures.
·         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.
·         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.
·         Performs other duties as required for the success of Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Powder Coatings

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

·         B.S. in Chemistry or related field or five years Powder Coatings experience in a production environment. 
·         Prior supervisory experience preferred. 
·         Must have strong communication skills and be able to interface with all manufacturing personnel.