BASF Learning and Development Coordinator in Wyandotte, Michigan

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Learning and Development Coordinator (1802824) – Wyandotte, MI

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Learning and Development Coordinator (LDC) serves as the training expert for the Thermoplastic Urethanes and Expanded Thermoplastic Urethanes Plants. This role leads the professional and technical training program for the plants in support a high-performance culture. This role is responsible for the development, implementation, and documentation of all training in accordance with the newly defined Performance Materials world class training standards. This role collaborates with internal and external subject matter experts and people managers to analyze training needs and to develop effective training materials.

This role serves as the plant gatekeeper and key expert for operating procedure development and maintenance, including effective management of change for procedures and training to ensure team members can safely and effectively perform their duties. This role ensures that training programs and processes comply with all regulatory and BASF standards such as EHS, ISO9001, Responsible Care®, OSHA Process Safety Management, and FDA. This role is responsible for maintaining, updating, and auditing plant personnel progression training documents and reviewing employee progression with Supervisors.

The LDC will collaborate with Wyandotte Site and Performance Materials LDCs to identify and implement best practices and to continuously improve the training program and processes. As a member of the Plant Leadership Team, the LDC is responsible to contribute to the plant’s overall performance. The LDC will also lead Lean initiatives within the plants.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Leveraging your education and experience you will assess training needs, translate job requirements into training requirements, and develop instructional materials.

  • Your extensive experience in training and development in manufacturing will allow you to lead and motivate learners by appealing to the characteristics of adult learners.

  • You will continuously improve the skills and knowledge of the ETPU and TPU Plant personnel by aligning your training style to meet the needs of our diverse team.

  • With your solid understanding of regulatory requirements, you will continuously improve , update and audit all training documents and procedures as required by Management of Change process and periodic reviews.

  • You will use your ability to interpret information, appraise performance, and assess training results to train all new BASF employees in the TPU and ETPU Plants and ensure the content is understood.

  • You will use your excellent communication skills to coach employees and develop a high performance and safety and quality-focused culture .

  • You will collaborate with peer Learning & Development Coordinators to identify and implement best practices and consistency of training across Performance Materials.

  • Leveraging your Six Sigma/Lean certification, preferred, you will lead Lean projects within the plant.

  • You will use your knowledge of Microsoft Office, Document Control Databases, and Computer Based Training programs to manage training programs and employee records.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-PMN/OU-Manufacturing-60000108

Title: Learning and Development Coordinator

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1802824