Production 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.

Production Operator

Your task structure


Accurately perform product processing, packaging, and material handling operations in an orderly and safe manner in the manufacturing area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow manufacturing procedures involved with production batches
  • Maintain organization of raw material and supply inventories
  • Maintain communication with other plant personnel in regard to their jobs and progress
  • Maintain proper records of manufacturing data
  • Follow procedures for product packaging
  • Move products and raw materials between production and warehousing areas
  • Unload incoming bulk raw material shipments
  • Load outgoing bulk finished goods shipments
  • Perform minor maintenance of production equipment
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness in plant area
  • Monitor and handle hazardous waste containers according to procedure
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work Overtime as needed


Shift Availability:

   1st shift: 6am to 4:30pm, Monday-Thursday.

                   Friday and Saturday overtime is 6am to 2:30pm.

                   Both schedules have ½ hour unpaid lunch.


   2nd shift: 4pm to 2:30am, Monday-Thursday.

                    Friday and Saturday overtime is 2pm to 10:30pm.

                    Both schedules have ½ hour unpaid lunch.

Your recipe for success


  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Able to accurately read and execute manufacturing procedures
  • Must be able to read and write English
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Strong math aptitude

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Mechanical – Being aware of the basic mechanics involved with all the systems and equipment used in the plant/facility
  • Chemical – Knowledge of basic chemistry and its production applications
  • Procedural – Understanding our procedures and our procedural format
  • Mechanical Aptitude – The ability to adeptly utilize the equipment. This includes forklifts, valves, vacuum systems, cooling/heating systems, pumps and various other items and systems
  • Trainability – This skill demonstrated by how quickly and thoroughly procedures and equipment are learned
  • Physical Skill – to be able to correctly lift/move heavy objects utilizing all the best ergonomic techniques



  • 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: US00575

Legal entity: BYK USA Inc.

Location: Earth City

Area of operations: Produktion / Fertigung