Production Training Coordinator

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 more than 2.2 billion euros, we are one of the world‘s most innovative, fastest-growing, and most profitable chemical companies. We currently employ about 6,500 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 Training Coordinator

Your task structure


Coordinator will oversee the development, planning, organization and record keeping of chemical operator training from onboarding of new employees to evaluation process for ensuring consistent knowledge to all operations personnel. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership for establishing and maintaining a safe work environment
  • Proactively addresses and corrects all unsafe behaviors and conditions
  • Advocate for responsible care and environmental compliance with production (i.e., spill reporting, hazardous waste inspection)
  • Perform weekly department safety inspections, gather findings and develop methods to reduce incidents from inspections
  • Ensures compliance training and PSM information is current and up to date for all operations personnel
  • Continually evaluates the training process and procedures for effectiveness and completeness, and updates curriculum, documents, and procedures as needed
  • Ensures that all required department documentation is updated and complete for all for all processes, batches, tasks, and procedures, ensuring consistency throughout
  • Monitor training records and progression of employees to ensure compliance training is complete and operators are on track with required expectations and regulatory concerns
  • Participates in incident investigations, process hazard analysis and root cause investigations as required
  • Computer based program administrator for production employees comprising of documenting training activities, issuing and updating operation procedures and training material for operators as required
  • Continuously monitors and maintains operator training material and evaluation process
  • Supervises Process Safety Management (PSM) training to chemical and packaging operators to meet regulatory requirements and ensures accurate recordkeeping of such training. Has primary responsibility for all onsite departmental training except Safety/Environmental oriented topics
  • Maintains paper and electronic training file system; has full responsibility for ensuring recordkeeping compliance for both regulatory agencies and internal departments
  • Meet regulatory requirements assigned to this position including OSHA, and DOT
  • Work with Management, Production Supervisors and Lead Operators to develop and formalizes training programs
  • Perform ETQ transactions to ensure accuracy of training records, Standard operating procedure updates and follow-up training.
  • Develops training programs to meet process changes, the addition of new equipment, or changes in regulations, or to keep required training fresh and interesting
  • Develop, implement and review training documentation and procedures required for safe operation of process equipment with support of engineering department
  • Coordinate the training of new hires, specific technology or process operational training activities, new process and equipment implementation training and operator development with Supervisors
  • Support new projects and product implementation with providing training and information exchange with manufacturing departments.
  • Continuously monitors the training process for effectiveness and looks for innovative ways to bring new technology and process changes to educating operations personnel
  • Perform periodic audits of standard operating procedures, employee training records, training procedures, operational checklists etc.
  • Support and supplement production process education and training
  • Ensure training and job expectations are consistent across all shifts in the Operations area
  • Other duties as assigned

Your recipe for success


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate good time management skills and project management skills
  • Must be an effective communicator.
  • Effective leader and mentor.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision making ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 7+ years of work history in a similar chemical environment as a Chemical Operator or other job function


  • Knowledge of safety regulations, safe work practices and safety equipment related to production functions.
  • Awareness of hazardous waste regulations and knowledge of requirements for handling hazardous materials.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.
  • Advance knowledge of operation of all plant processes and auxiliary equipment associated with the manufacturing functions.
  • Successful completion of required regulatory training including OSHA, DOT, RCRA and HAZMAT.
  • Understanding of the learning process and communicates clearly and concisely to effectively assure knowledge is transferred and comprehended.

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: US00475

Legal entity: BYK USA Inc.

Location: Wallingford, CT

Area of operations: Produktion / Fertigung