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Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Warsaw, IN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

  • Attend and participate in Powder Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioral 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 behavior are unsafe.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as required for the success of Akzo Nobel.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that pre-ships, COA’s, customer complaints, and inquiries from the field are handled in an accurate and timely manner
  • Evaluates test results and other pertinent data versus specification and initiates corrective actions when needed
  • Set up and supervise lab batches for testing new products, raw material problems and rework schemes and making recommendations based upon these results 
  • Provide timely dispositions for in process and finished product
  • Release products.  This involves the transfer of material in SAP after it has been tested as well as the determination of the material quality (in the process of becoming a finished good)
  • Performs duties of Quality Manager in his/her absence

  
The QA / QC Supervisor also:

  • Assists with the investigation of customer complaints 
  • Promotes the current quality system through adhering to the elements and ensuring that all group members are thoroughly familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, quality principles and are trained in the appropriate procedures
  • Promotes the ALPS philosophy throughout the organization through setting a positive example as well as mentoring the group members and positive participation in cross functional planning and problem-solving activities
  • Attend and participate in Powder Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioral 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 behavior are unsafe
  • Performs additional responsibilities as required for the success of Akzo Nobel

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemistry or related field or five years Powder or Liquid Coatings experience in laboratory
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Training in quality systems including ISO 9001 preferred
  • Must have strong communication skills and able to interface with all manufacturing personnel
  • Quality assurance experience preferred
  • Preferred candidate will have experience in a chemistry/coatings/resin plant and be familiar with implementing OSHA PSM
  • Candidate should show demonstrated process improvements through structured methodology (A3, root cause, PDCA, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.).  Certifications (Green/Black belt) are preferred
  • Candidate must have strong Microsoft Office/Power BI/SharePoint/SAP skills 
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) capable of conversing and being understood by employees at all levels of the supply chain  
  • Exceptional aptitude in technical writing, particularly for Standard Operating Procedures and Training documents, is required

Competencies

Accepting Direction
Accepting Responsibility
Acquiring Information

 

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: 11840 


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