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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

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Main Responsibilities:

This position is the primary contact with the hourly work force and communicates on a variety of policies, procedures, and work instructions from other departments and management personnel. 


The Supervisor receives work schedules daily from the Team Leader and the Operations Planning Department.  The Supervisor plans each day’s work based on available personnel, equipment, and materials.  These plans must be modified often based on changing priorities and/or availability of resources.  The first-line supervisor directs and controls the actual work process, which includes training and distributing work to employees, and monitoring the work process to ensure that work is completed efficiently, timely, and in a safe and healthful manner.


The Supervisor has frequent contact with (1) Quality Assurance – to ensure that product quality specifications are met; (2) Operations Planning – to ensure that raw materials are available and that customer demands for finished products are met; and (3) Maintenance – to ensure repair/maintenance of equipment and facilities are completed.  The Supervisor has frequent contact with other production departments to ensure the orderly and timely flow of production from the “raw material” stage to the ”finished product” stage.


The supervisor inputs information daily into database systems: WEMS, CAIR, etc.  Also, completes daily: batch tickets, production reports, safety reports, and general verbal and written communications regarding departmental and employee activities. 


The Supervisor is expected to work with his/her work team to affect changes in job methods, operational improvements, cost cutting measures, safety, etc.  Interaction and appropriate use of human relation skills with hourly workers and peers is one of the most critical areas of this job.  The supervisor must be actively involved in matters concerning employee safety, discipline, training, and counseling.   These are all areas where the supervisor has significant influence and can demonstrate creativity in motivating the work force to attain departmental and work team goals.

  • Maintains a safe and environmentally-compliant working environment through inspection, observa­tion, and enforcement of safety and environmental standards throughout the plant.
  • Directs the work force to ensure established KPI goals are met through the department in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Trains, counsels, and motivates hourly employees.
  • Fosters good employee-relations through fair and equitable administration of the Labor Agreement.
  • Ensures that housekeeping standards are met in the department.
  • Ensures equal treatment of all employees under his/her direction in compliance with the Affirmative Action Program and EEO statutes and regulations.

Experience and Education:
  • High school diploma, or equivalent is required.
  • Two years’ experience in paint manufacturing or related factory work is required.
  • Technical/functional knowledge sufficient to solve problems arising out of the production and/or warehousing processes.

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. 
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing
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