Production Supervisor - 2nd or 3rd Shift - Paints,

United States, North Carolina, High Point

Business unit: Wood 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.


The 2nd/3rd shift supervisor is responsible for managing the manufacturing processes for his/her shift. This will be achieved by supporting the overall operations effort to create a culture of functional and operational excellence while delivering leading product to our leading markets.

Key Accountabilities/Key Activities/Key Behaviors:
- Support operations to create a culture of functional excellence, accountability, professionalism and commitment to company values and standards

- Manage and direct work of team leaders and their teams

- Plan, lead, organize and control the delivery of the operations contribution to site objectives and overall performance in terms of HSE&S, service and quality, costs and personnel

- Follow all standard operating processes, looking for and responding effectively to hazards in safety, health, security and environment, taking account of people, plant, community and procedures

- Develop individual team members and build a team which collectively is capable of and fully involved in achieving the task. Enforce personal performance standards within team

- Ensure all safety rules/procedures are being observed and followed by team members

- Ensure production priorities are being followed and equipment/batch status is updated throughout the shift

- Account for proper allocation of person hours per shift

- Ensure all quality related process controls are being performed in accordance with established procedures

- Work with quality department to ensure all quality related process controls are working properly at all times and to determine new ways to ensure high quality product

- Communicate production targets to team (s). Measure and communicate status versus results expected

- Work with other shift managers to implement best practices for making and filling batches of paint

- Lead an operational excellence agenda by coaching and teaching functional excellence

- Hold team accountable for performance standards and continuous improvement initiatives

- Ensure team follows standard operating procedures and processes

- Attract, lead, coach, appraise and develop employees, ensure staffing and stimulate talent (management)

- Produce product effectively using materials, equipment and personnel

- Mentor, challenge, and develop personnel with emphasis on change management, cross training employees and driving employee ownership of company results

- Communicate and hold team accountable for all housekeeping standards, complying with established corporate safety initiatives and maintaining a safe work environment

- Perform other key activities as required

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States


North Carolina


High Point

Business unit

Wood Coatings

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or related field from four year college or university and 5+ years of paint manufacturing or liquid batch manufacturing experience OR 10+ years of paint manufacturing or liquid batch manufacturing experience

- 5+ years of previous supervisory/management experience

- Effective leadership, interpersonal skills, performance management, and people development skills required

- Effective communicator with all levels of the organization (employees, managers, customers)

- Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, ERP systems, etc.)

- The physical demands described in the key accountabilities and key activities are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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).