Production Supervisor 3rd shift - MM1

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Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

Oversees the manufacturing of products according to specifications to meet the business objectives and to ensures that production is carried out as effective and efficient as possible, in accordance with quality, HSE and other established procedures and standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates and controls production related activities at the site to meet objectives and budges regarding HSE, Quality, Service and Cost.  
  • Ensures production is carried out according to production planning and ensures production priorities are being followed.
  • Ensures all site safety rules are strictly followed to that no injuries occur and looks for root cause for all incidents and near misses.
  • Ensures all process quality checks are being performed in accordance with established procedures.
  • Ensure proper shift turnover with peers
  • Accounts for proper allocation of man hours.
  • Communicates targets and continuously measures and communicates status against these targets.
  • Monitors the technical state of installations and take appropriate actions to resolve issues together with Maintenance and Engineering department.
  • Resolves short term quality issues together with Quality department, initiate structural problem solving of quality issues.
  • Works with the Quality Department to determine new ways to ensure high quality products.
  • Works with CI and other Shift Supervisors to implement (lean) tools to improve production efficiency, reduce costs and reduce waste.
  • Inputs on CI/ ALPS projects and takes action to support (new) management initiatives.
  • Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.

Job Requirements

  • College degree with a minimum of 3 years manufacturing operation experience or a high school diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years manufacturing operation experience.
  • Ability to effectively organize and present information and respond appropriately to questiongs from employees, managers, and others from within the organization
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Abiltiy to perform various mathematical functions to include calculations involving proportion, percentage, area, and volume for comprehension for calculating, scheduling and delegating of batch quantity to team members.
  • Possess computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (SAP a plus)
  • Possess problem solving and analysis skills
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and frequently within various levels of the organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (both written and verbal)
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence
  • Ability to climb stairs wearing steel-toed footwear
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments and inclement weather
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time 


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: #LI-SS1 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin