Shift Supervisor - Night Shift

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Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: Reading, PA, 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

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

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Investigate Root Cause Analysis utilizing PGR’s
  • Coaches Team Leaders for performing their roles, amongst others to lead daily effective team meetings and ensure daily situational problem solving
  • 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

Level of Autonomy

  • Inspires commitment to AkzoNobel’s purpose, vision, strategy, core principles, values and leadership behaviors
  • Acts as an ambassador and creates an open environment in which the team as a whole and its members individually can perform at their best
  • Stimulates, manages and follows through on employee engagement and builds on the workforce to reflect the societies and markets in which we do business (D&I)
  • Ensures that job profiles are in place, sets objectives for team members, reviews development and provides clear, open and constructive feedback on performance combined with the appropriate actions
  • Strengthens the talent pipeline by developing talent and regularly assesses and discusses talent and internal movement. Continuously monitors and evaluates retention risk
  • Ensures reporting line is fully informed and acts in line with HSE and Compliance regulations
  • Manages and plans relevant budgets and proactively manages costs
  • Reports on progress on a continuous base

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.  Some college preferred. 
  •  Ability to communicate clearly and frequently within various levels of the organization
  • Assertiveness
  • Coaching skills
  • Active and engaged listening 
  • Cheerleader 
  • Technical skills 
  • Paint manufacturing experience (working knowledge of all jobs on team)
  •  Basic computer skills 
  • Math comprehension for calculating, scheduling, and delegating of batch quantities to team members
  • Trainer 
  • Problem solving skills
  • Code of Conduct role model 
  • Make fair and consistent decisions when dealing with your team members 


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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: 16446 


Nearest Major Market: Reading PA