Trainer, Logistics

Job Requisition ID:  49301

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 


Logistics Trainer

The Logistics Trainer will have responsibility for providing and assessing training for the Logistics Operators within Eastman Texas City’s Logistics Department. The major responsibilities of the Logistics Trainer are not limited to, but include the following:

•    Responsible for knowing and understanding each logistics operator job task and its function within the department, including, but not limited to, loading railcars, trucks and trailer vessels, railcar switching operations, and TrackMobile operations. 
•    Responsible for leading field demonstrations for each of the logistics operating procedures.
•    Responsible for identifying discrepancies between the logistics operating procedures and the current work processes, and driving resolution through employee coaching and procedure updates. 
•    Responsible for reviewing and updating logistics operating procedures in accordance with site standards and industry best practices.
•    Responsible for offering feedback on the current logistics training program and further developing the training program, including but not limited to, updating the job training documents, job task demonstrations, tabletop drills, annual operator refresher training, and the initial operator onboarding training guide. 
•    Responsible for recommending an appropriate training schedule and ensuring schedule compliance for the trainees within the logistics department.
•    Responsible for providing coaching feedback to trainees.
•    Responsible for scheduling and participating in board reviews for the Logistics Operators seeking to qualify for a job position.
•    Responsible for updating the trainees’ Team Manager and the Area Manager on their progress from an unbiased perspective. 
•    Employee will showcase attitudes consistent with Eastman's core values. 
•    Develops sense of teamwork on the shift and encourages all Operators to contribute at a high level.
•    Develops Operators to reach their full potential through effective training and coaching.
•    Maintains a positive attitude; leads by example in both word and action.
•    Conduct is moral and ethical, maintains high personal standards.
•    Works to eliminate barriers, moves forward and adjusts quickly to change.
•    The Logistics Trainer will report directly to the Manufacturing Support Area Manager.

Required Qualifications:

•    18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED 
•    2+ years of loading/unloading experience with railcars, trucks and/or marine
•    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)
•    Possess skills, knowledge, and training related to implementation of life critical processes: LOTO, system and process openings, working at heights, hot work, confined space entry, energized electrical work.
•    Basic knowledge of chemicals and their safe handling.
•    Basic understanding of Windows-based programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, MS Teams
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills 
•    Well-developed teamwork and leadership skills
•    Self-initiated learning 
•    Time management processes and skills
•    Self-initiated corrective actions/follow-through
•    Must be able to demonstrate, based on past performance, excellent leadership skills and experiences.
•    Ability to influence, direct, coach and develop employees and to provide the necessary tools to ensure proper performance and to meet unit and site goals.

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

•    Received all qualifications as an operator within Eastman’s Texas City Logistics Department.
•    Prior safe work permitting experience.
•    Must be able to demonstrate, based on past performance, having a positive outlook and high standard of work.
•    Ability to demonstrate, based on past performance, problem solving and conflict resolution. 
•    Desire to continually learn and understand the logistics department’s operation.
•    At least 2 years’ experience working at Eastman’s Texas City site to ensure understanding of site safety policies, environmental rules, and general safety procedures.
•    Knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e. OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, RCRA)
•    Experience with safe work practices
•    Experience with maintenance activities
•    Experience with Emergency Response
•    Process Technology degree
•    Knowledge and understanding of regulatory/compliance issues, HSES policies, guidelines and procedures, including HSES contractor/guest guidelines.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
•    Must be willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions. Eastman is a 24-hour, 365 days per year operations facility.
•    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 protective equipment.
•    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.

Eastman Team Member Commitment to Safety

At Eastman, the safety of our employees, visitors, and the communities in which we operate is a core value of our culture. We must remember that we earn the right to operate in our communities, and we always want to send our fellow team members home safely. All team members must commit to:

•    Operating with a zero-incident mindset and always take time to do the job safely. Never executing an activity that does not follow procedure or cannot be done safely. 
•    Stopping any process or work that is deemed unsafe.
•    Following all procedures and training that have been established in designated work areas and raising concerns if there is not a way to follow procedures as currently written. 
•    Following the Eastman Life Critical Processes and Basic Safety Expectations.
•    Actively identifying and eliminating hazards in the workplace and watching out for the safety of co-workers. 
•    Always using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the job and specific tasks.
•    Reporting all job-related injuries or illnesses and near-miss incidents in a timely manner. 

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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