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Trainer, Operations

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The Operations Training Technicianis responsible for hands on operations training on equipment and processes, Life Saving Rules and permitting, troubleshooting and problem solvingHis/her goal is to help the plant meet safety, quality, and manufacturing targets, as well as to support and align with the company objectives.  


  • Lead the execution and evaluation of the training program for the manufacturing department to ensure the training strategies remain relevant and in support of the site needs.

  • Responsible for all the hands-on training forms in manufacturing to ensure they remain relevant with critical training and qualification requirements.

  • Develop qualification pathways and work with supervisors and managers within the manufacturing department to identify most efficient training strategies, identify skill gaps, training opportunities, and deliver/develop training solutions.

  • Conduct analyses to guide the creation of new training curricula. Ensure curricula address needs of new and existing manufacturing staffMonitor, revise, and add content, as needed.

  • Evaluate effectiveness of training programsPartner with internal stakeholders and SMEs to determine appropriate modifications or elimination of existing training.

  • Ensure skills and training matrix is kept up to date and available for review.

  • Safety champion and adhere to all safety protocols and procedures while training staff.

  • Maintain and take ownership of the manufacturing training program.

  • Responsible for gaining and maintaining process knowledge of the units and process changes to the units, to enable effective operation and detection of unusual process conditions; uses knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve issues. 

  • Assist in implementing corrections to minimize impact to operations and eliminate root cause.

  • Draft and revise documents and procedures, as necessary.

  • Train operators on entering high quality Work Notifications (WN) that don’t require rework.

  • Follows up on rejected WN with operators to ensure proper troubleshooting and feedback is provided.

  • Validate trainee knowledge on startup, shutdown, isolation, and decontamination of plant equipment.

  • Train operators on how to respond to emergencies such as, but not limited to, loss of power, steam, cooling water, instrument air, fires, and other unusual situations. 

  • Train operators on Emergency Procedures and how to utilize safety equipment and systems to maintain the safety and integrity of the process and equipment.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all necessary operational and/or safety training is fully implemented and reinforced, that our employees have the knowledge to work safely in our facilities, and employees know they have the right and duty to stop work if they identify an unsafe condition, process, or practice. 

  • Responsible for identifying and communicating specific training opportunities to stakeholders.

  • Proactively identify issues that could impact operations, work to address those issues or escalate them promptly to reduce potential impact.

  • Sharing and adapting best practices across crews to provide a consistent experience for all team members, regardless of crew and/or unit.

  • Leads with optimism, confidence, and clarity to help team members feel engaged, value their role, and feel good about the company direction and strategy.

  • Leads with a winning attitude to motivate team to increased levels of employee commitment and maintains a “can do” spirit.

  • Role models a high work ethic and expects the same from team members.

  • Maintains focus and direction while minimizing distractions.

  • Provides accurate and timely communication to co-workers and works with other functions to improve individual and system performanceProvides ideas, raises concerns, and promotes an environment in which everyone is treated with respect.

  • Conduct weekly progress and competency reviews with trainees.

  • Participate in effective crew safety meetings, lead as requested by management



  • 5+ years of Operator experience in chemical manufacturing.

  • Possess skills, knowledge, and training related to implementation of Life Saving Rules.

  • Strong knowledge of chemicals and their safe handling.

  • Strong process troubleshooting/problem solving skills. 

  • Previous experience on continuous and batch manufacturing units as this role will be required to train and qualify operators on critical equipment and processes.

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e., OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, RCRA)

  • Knowledgeable and hands on experience with manufacturing equipment such as, but not limited to, reactor, distillation, scrubber, pump, compressor, heat exchanger, boiler, water and waste treatment, piping, DCS and instrumentation systems.  

  • Clear understanding of cGMP process

  • 18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED.

  • Must possess or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to first day of employment.

  • Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident).


  • Strong computer skills (Outlook, Microsoft products, iShare, SAP).

  • Highly organized and have strong initiative, focus, and follow-through skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to communicate the right level of detail to the right audience, at the right time.

  • Effective listening and coaching skills.

  • Strong attention to details.

  • Hands on training experience

  • Well-developed teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Self-initiated learning. 

  • Time management processes and skills.

  • Self-initiated corrective actions/follow-through.



  • 5+ years Console Operator experience preferred.

  • 2+ years of leadership experience preferred.

  • 2+ years training experience preferred.

  • Well experienced with safe work practices and Life Saving Rules.

  • Experience with maintenance activities

  • Experience with Emergency Response

  • Process Technology degree


  • Must be willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions. INEOS Acetyls - Texas City is a 24-hour, 365 days per year operations.

  • The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.) and working at heights.

  • Able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds.

  • The ability to work in a confined space and from elevated platforms.

  • Able to wear appropriate protectiveequipment.

  • Required to participate in Respiratory Fit Testing Program

  • Basic computer skills are a requirement for this position.

  • The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, relationship building, and technological orientation.

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