Production Engineer

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.

Production Engineer

Your task structure


Work with Operations, EHS, Engineering and Maintenance to support continuous improvement activities and equipment installations through the MOC process

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Devise, document and implement Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement methodologies across all department processes in line with plant efficiency and productivity targets.
  • Analyzes sequence of operations and workflow to improve efficiencies in plant and production facilities and equipment layouts
  • Establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel
  • Implement and Support Business Improvement Projects and ensure participation from all areas
  • Implement and Track Productivity KPIs to measure and improve operations (Golden Batch Cycle Times, OEE, FPQ, MT/labor hr, etc.)
  • Increase site productivity and quality by collaborating with site management team, implementing standard work, vessel load balancing, and removing bottlenecks
  • Apply statistical tools for data-driven decisions
  • Conducts studies pertaining to cost control and cost reduction
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Your recipe for success


  • BS/BA in Chemical Engineering or Industrial Engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing setting
  • Competent with Microsoft Office
  • Must possess good communication skills, both written and oral, sound business judgment, strong interpersonal and technical skills and a professional demeanor.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of chemical manufacturing operations
  • Experience with OSHA PSM regulations
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Methods and Continuous Improvement Methods
  • Strong verbal and communications skills with the ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to troubleshoot processes and equipment
  • Knowledge of workplace safety regulations and practices as applied in a chemical manufacturing setting



  • 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

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: US00600

Legal entity: BYK USA Inc.

Location: Wallingford

Area of operations: Produktion / Fertigung