Production Manager TAS


Fredrikstad, NO, 1602

ID:  699


Kronos Titan is located in Fredrikstad with approximately 175 employees and an annual turnover of approximately NOK 1.3 billion. Based on Norwegian technology, KRONOS is today a worldwide group with operations in several countries and customers all over the world. We are owned by Kronos Worldwide Inc., which has production facilities in Norway, Germany, Belgium, Canada and the USA. Kronos Worldwide Inc is listed on the NYSE. More information at

Kronos Titan built the world's first factory for the manufacturing of titanium dioxide pigments at Øra in Fredrikstad, this was the start of an over 100-year adventure. From our sister company Titania in Sokndal, the raw material ilmenite is shipped by boat to our production facility. Through chemical processes, we produce titanium dioxide, a white color pigment with unique qualities, which is used in e.g. paint, paper and plastic products, etc.

The Production Manager will take part in the management of production of TiO2 according to the company´s short and long-term strategies and will actively participate and contribute to develop projects, production facilities and process solutions. The Production Manager will have extensive and global collaboration with colleagues in the Group´s operational units. The Production Manager reports to Plant Manager and is part of the management group.

Key tasks & Responsibilities

Safety first
Production management according to LEAN philosophy
First Time Right - overall responsibility and follow-up of daily operations
Continuous production and cost improvements
Budgeting and reporting
Demonstrate and live the company values
Competence and people development management


Master Technical Engineer or similar
Long relevant experience can compensate for education

Experience & Qualifications
Minimum 6 years of experience in manager positions, preferably from industrial companies
Experience with LEAN philosophy 
Preferably experience with international cooperation 
Good communication skills oral and written
Good IT knowledge and skills

Leadership Qualities
Strategic and operative skills
Action- and result oriented
Holistic approach with a good eye for details
Team and solution oriented
Well developed leadership and people management skills
Demonstrate and live the company values

Language Requirements
Fluent in Norwegian. Written and verbal proficiency in English

We can offer
Challenging tasks, responsibilities and opportunities of impact
A professionally strong environment and interdisciplinary collaboration
Good pension and insurance benefits
Access to company cabins in the mountains and by the sea 
A good working environment

For additional information about the position, please contact Plant Manager, Jan Klauset, +47 481 92 195.

We are associated with the local industrial and circular ecosystem on the Øra industrial area. Via local gas pipes, we buy gas for drying processes that require high temperatures, high-pressure steam from waste incineration plants for energy production, and scrap iron for our chemical processes. Annually, we use over 200,000 tonnes of waste and other by-products from various businesses on Øra. In addition, we contribute close to 120,000 tonnes of iron sulphate from our production operations as a by-product, which is used to clean sewage for around 5 million people in Scandinavia.