Axalta Coating Systems

Operations Supervisor

Job Locations CA-ON-Cornwall
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/1/2021 8:27 AM)
Requisition ID
Functional Category
Manufacturing Operations


Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.


Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.


Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervises function(s) of the production and manufacturing process that typically involves a single or less complex product line(s), ensures resources and personnel are available and allocated to meet operational demand, responds to employee and management questions and concerns, and monitors product quality.
  • Review and approve in a timely manner the timesheets and requests for leave using the KRONOS time and attendance system.
  • Develop, analyze and review a variety of operational reports within the function(s) to improve quality, efficiency, cycle times, and volumes, and implements operational changes as required.  
  • Develops SOP and JSA to ensure the efficient use of resources, maintain a safe environment, and produce quality products.
  • Ensures production schedules, quality initiatives, safety targets, efficiency metrics, and other operational measurements are met for the function(s)
  • Ensures compliance with department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Works with other plant supervisors or management to review production quality, safety, and other operations, implement department activities, and solve operational problems.
  • Assists with reviewing and coordinating general plant operations with shipping, scheduling, inventory management, maintenance, and sales activities by reviewing reports and operations and other information as required or directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Lead and participate in investigations and problem-solving activities.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 – 5 years of production experience, previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • High school graduate or equivalent education. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Operations Management may be substituted in lieu of experience.
  • Ensures safety and quality as core values
  • Strong leadership skills, experience working in a unionized environment, ability to learn and apply new concepts and overcome obstacles with change
  • Operate with integrity and handle issues with discretion and confidentiality
  • Good communication (verbal and written) with the team and co-workers to provide clarity when issues arise and receive direction. In addition, effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Reasoning ability to determine and solve problems with the ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, verbal, schedule form, etc.
  • Change Manager
  • Approachable and adaptable
  • Able to motivate employees and continuously improve morale
  • Perform applicable production and processing activities
  • Meet production and operational targets
  • Apply department policies and procedures
  • Apply basic production and operational principles and practices
  • Apply basic problem-solving techniques and methodologies
  • Develop operational policies and procedures when applicable
  • Able to collaborate with other functions and supervisors
  • Investigate and resolve production problems
  • Ensure compliance with department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; apply disciplinary action as needed
  • PC skills; Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and other applicable applications; SAP preferred

Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.


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