Specialist - Production

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Gwalior, IN

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 


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1. Purpose of the job


Supervise the production to deliver agreed performance targets and manpower planning as per volume plan. Ensure full compliance to statutory requirements & Manage relationships with the regulatory, industrial, statutory and communities for smooth functioning of the site.


2. Key responsibilities


Accountabilities (kindly limit to a maximum of eight)


  • Supervise the production & HSES to deliver agreed performance targets. Assess current capabilities and constraints, identify improvement opportunities, develop and apply techniques which cost effectively extends asset utilization / integrity to continually improve operations standard towards world class performance.
  • Daily manpower utilization.
  • Manage the standard of manufacturing personnel to ensure that selection, induction, development and employee involvement processes are in line objectives.
  • To ensure that the workforce is trained and has the necessary skills to meet the job requirements. This would also involve managing the IR at site.
  • Ensure full transparency towards the performance of the product realization processes of the site given its constraints and complexities to the business.
  • To ensure shop floor participation in all aspects of operation. Ensure full compliance to statutory requirements.


Functional Responsibilities/Network (kindly limit to a maximum of five)


  • Deployment of manpower to obtain optimum productivity.
  • Analyze the machine performance and identify the bottle neck of the machines.
  • Able to manage multiple equipment and process simultaneously.
  • Control of paints and coating process to achieve desire product quality.
  • Troubling shooting the equipment and products parameters of powder coating.
  • Analyze the defect and find solution on real time basis.
  • Tinting and color matching of powder coating.
  • Adherence to quality inspection plan.
  • Data recording and analysis, batch card management in SAP.
  • Drive continuous improvement thought CI tools.
  • Prepare monthly report and other report as per requirements.
  • Analysis of customer complaints and root cause analysis.
  • Understanding of the Basic requirement of HSE&S & PPE compliance in shopfloor.
  • Ability to train and coach operator.
  • Drive new product introduction (FTSU) along with Quality approvals.
  • Keep good co-operation and communication with other stakeholders.
  • Reduce rejection and waste generation.
  • Oversees achieving of monthly production targets, HSES target, implementation of corporate policies, exercising HR and financial control of site.
  • Focus on Zero incident & accident & safe working environment under HSES.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are defined and HSE&S reporting is done in line with Audit Programs.


Key Skills


  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills
  • The person have a good capacity to have a vision for the future development of the site.
  • Problem Solving ability.
  • Fast decision making.
  • Extensive experience of managing and implementing upgraded asset performance and integrity.
  • Good working knowledge of core manufacturing and process technology with a track record of managing successful tasks / projects with a successful outcome for the business.
  • Working knowledge of the business processes for innovation and new product development.
  • Good knowledge of understanding of manufacturing excellence tools like 5S, HSES, World Class Manufacturing, Team-work skill etc.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills.



3. Level of autonomy



  • All the decision for volume deliver as per plan



4. Job Requirements


List the essential educational qualifications, relevant experience and required skills.


  • MSC- Paint Tech., Bachelor of Technology in Chemical / Mechanical Engineering from reputed institutes.

Experience: Incumbent should be around 25 –30 years of age and should have approx.. 2-4 years of total work experience of which a major part should have been in handling Powder coating manufacturing/production operations independently.


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

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