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Training and Safety Coordinator

Job Requisition ID:  36344

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


Training Coordination

On-The-Job Learning Management (OJL)

  • Maintains department procedures outlining the OJL process for new operators, lead operators, team managers, etc
  • Authors and maintains OJL curriculum (training plan) for trainees
  • Authors and maintains on-the-job learning checklists
  • Updates OJL training programs, as appropriate, to capture changes to standard operating procedures
  • Prepares OJL package and schedule for new or transferred employees and provides to trainee/Team Manager
  • Documents and facilitates OJL committee sign-off meetings, ensuring committee consists of at least two “knowledgeable personnel” as defined by GOP-G-20
  • Maintains system to document OJL progression and notifies supervision if behind schedule
  • Audits the knowledge and performance of trainees to ensure consistency of training across shifts
  • Ensures apprentices’ existing OJL packages are updated if changes are made to OJL content during the apprenticeship

Refresher Training Management

  • Maintains department procedure outlining the department refresher training process
  • Authors and maintains materials for refresher training knowledge assessments and field assessments as outlined in GOP-G-39
  • Updates refresher training programs, as appropriate, to capture changes to standard operating procedures
  • Maintains system to track refresher training status for each operator and prompt prior to expiration
  • Maintains system to ensure and documentation to show that each operator has reviewed all procedures applicable to the job
  • Coordinates development of study material for recertification knowledge assessments

Training Records Management

  • Files a copy of the OJL training plan, completed OJL checklists, and committee sign-off certifications in individual employee training files and disposes of records once past the required retention period outlined in GOP-G-20
  • Files completed “Refresher Training Approval Sheets” in individual employee training files and disposes of records once past the required retention period outlined in GOP-G-39
  • Ensures onboarding safety discussions are completed and documented per GOP-P-03


  • Maintains system to document ASPM/GOP/TEP revisions and periodically reviews with department management to determine if department procedural updates or training is required
  • Maintains system to ensure and document that each operator has reviewed all procedures applicable to the job
  • Authors and maintains training-related procedures, training manuals, and other procedures as required by department management
  • Authors and maintains expectations for trainers and trainees


  • Writes training memos and executes specialized training as requested by department management
  • Periodically reviews outstanding training memos to ensure that relevant material has been incorporated into an SOP if appropriate
  • Documents required My Learning Lab modules for each role in the department and works with Division or Site MLL coordinator to assign modules
  • Identifies any inconsistencies between department OJL training and Related Instruction and works to reconcile via the Training Coordinators Team

Employee Onboarding

  • Reviews and documents expectations for trainees, trainers, and safety mentors as part of onboarding process 
  • Ensures that appropriate departmental My Learning Lab modules are assigned to all new employees (including operators, engineers, management, etc.) 
  • Schedules onboarding safety discussions with department personnel (DH, AM, HSE, etc.)


Safety Coordination

  • Attend monthly Safety meetings to share best practices, learnings, and implementation ideas associated with Safety initiatives across the site
  • Communicate with and work closely with Manufacturing EOD/Safety Leader
  • Participate on assigned teams related to Safety issues and initiatives
  • Attend Safety conferences as recommended by supervision and/or the EOD/Safety Leader Coordinator’s Team and incorporate learnings and best practices back into the operating area
  • Manage and audit the use of Safety recurring task processes
  • Observe and routinely reinforce individuals for demonstrating good behaviors related to Safety compliance
  • Serve as the operating area expert on personal safety and process safety
  • Act as a champion for personal and process safety in the assigned operating area(s)
  • Oversee the use of the MySafety system for the department, including attending safety meetings as available, reviewing and tracking data, etc
  • Aid Crew Safety Rep’s. (CSR’s) in reviewing and tracking Safety and Health Concerns and Near Misses, and work to drive recommendations to resolution
  • Train and assist CSR’s as necessary
  • Support the implementation of BeSAFE projects and perform final reviews of projects before submission into the system
  • Serve as the operating area point of contact for SHAPE, VPP, and other safety audits
  • Author, update, and review selected safety-related procedures as required by the department
  • Update SOPs to incorporate ASPM, GOP, and TXO Emergency Plan changes
  • Provide training to assigned department for site-wide safety based initiatives, safety policy, and procedure changes
  • Maintain department safety equipment, such as respirators, radios, LEL meters, intrinsically safe devices, etc., as required
  • Manage the car-seal/relief device block valve process as required by the department
  • Author and revalidate Job Hazard Analyses, as necessary
  • Maintain safety-related measures as needed by the department


  • Initiative and ability to self-learn.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and to train, coach, and delegate to others effectively.
  • Is passionate about personal and process safety
  • Believes in and is committed to achieving a zero-incident culture
  • Is knowledgeable of Risk Reference Guide content
  • Actively supports and demonstrates principles in the Eastman Guiding Documents 
  • Actively supports the Essential Operational Disciplines
  • Has clear and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Has experience with computer systems
  • Is organized and has good time management skills
  • Is self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Has good decision-making skills
  • Has good critical thinking skills
  • Has strong interpersonal skills

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.

Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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