Lead Warehouse Operator

The ALTANA Group develops and manufactures high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products. With us, you can help shape many important details of the world of the future. Our four divisions BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA have set worldwide standards in their markets. Our innovative products enable companies to develop technologies of the future today, technologies that make life easier, safer, and more comfortable. With sales of around 2.7 billion euros, we are one of the world‘s most innovative, fastest-growing, and most profitable chemical companies. We currently employ more than 6,700 people who have good ideas for the world of the future. Discover your decisive plus for your future. Bringing you many advantages.

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Around the world, the additives of BYK ensure that coatings and plastics obtain precisely the desired properties and the correct quality.

Lead Warehouse Operator

Your task structure


This position will serve as a back-up to the Warehouse Supervisor and leads the shift workforce.  This person will be responsible for the preparation of shipments, storage of supplies and products, receipt of supplies, purchased FG and RM and distribution/store them.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assigns and changes tasks given to shift workforce as needed
  • Organize and store materials
  • Locate and prepare products for shipment
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Make labels using printer and computer terminal
  • Transport supplies to proper departments
  • Drive a forklift
  • Call freight forwarders for daily truck pickups as needed
  • Use LAN based PC for information retrieval and data entry
  • Must successfully complete appropriate D.O.T. Hazmat training
  • Participates in emergency response as defined in the program and training capability
  • Must successfully complete RCRA training according to job function and the regulations
  • Follows emergency response procedures
  • Provides leadership for establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.  Proactively addresses and corrects all unsafe behaviors and conditions.
  • All other duties as assigned

Your recipe for success


  • Good problem-solving ability
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Good math aptitude
  • 5+ years of experience in warehouse operations
  • Ability to coordinate work functions with other warehouse personnel
  • Read and write English

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Operate LAN based Personal Computer and business ERP system
  • Must be able to speak on phone
  • Employee will be required to pick 200-400 pails of liquid chemical in a day. Picking will be between 24 to 48 inches.  Picking from 40-60# will be constant and 80# will be occasional
  • Employee will be required to lift fuel tanks onto the forklifts weighing 75# to a height of 56 inches
  • Employee will be required to manipulate controls and steering wheel of forklift
  • Employee will be required to sit for greater than 50% of day on forklift
  • Employee will be required to lift pails (40-80#) to 52 inches to load the tilt machine for sampling
  • Employee will be required to turn crank constantly to tip the tilt machine
  • Employee will be required to carry up to 40# of samples 20 feet



  • Medical, Dental Vision- Participation within the first 30 days of employment
  • Company paid Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Competitive Bonus Potential
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • PTO

Your spectrum of advantages

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. 

We invite you to get to know us better and to become part of our team. Discover your career plus in specialty chemistry. Please send us your application, preferably via our jobmarket www.altana.jobs

ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job number: US00574

Legal entity: BYK USA Inc.

Location: Wallingford, CT

Area of operations: Lager und Versand