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Global Technical Training Specialist


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  85575
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  EU Training & Development
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Are you ready to shape the future of technical training across Europe? As the Global Technical Training Specialist, you’ll spearhead the development and execution of cutting-edge training programs, ensuring operational excellence and maintenance mastery. Embrace this chance to elevate manufacturing processes and performance standards on a global scale. Do you want to work in a leading  international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As Global Technical Training Specialist you have the responsibility in the EU for driving the consistent implementation and measurement of Technical Training programs, processes, and learning initiatives amongst Operations & Maintenance And you will coordinate this globally. You will focus on needs identification, design, and delivery of manufacturing technical development programs and supporting training. It gives you the opportunity to drive improvements and change within Europe Manufacturing training organization by identifying, developing, and implementing learning strategies that focus on core manufacturing processes. You will provide direction for the implementation of  a structured training system from Onboarding to Job Specific Training at sites located in EU, based on needs assessments with a global coordination with US Team and sharing Best Practices globally. You’ll provide support to site subject matter experts for train-the-trainer, driving change and fundamentals of performance improvement. The position will also provide Technical Training Support to APS Sites in Europe, aligning globally. Up to 25% travelling within Europe can be part of this challenging job.



  • Collaborate with the Global GTLS Team on Operation & Maintenance training programs & coordinate globally 
  • Lead training assessment & participate in Operational Excellence audits 
  • Assess current training initiatives, identifying gaps, creating/applying existing processes
  • Analyze technical training needs and evaluate current business metrics as required 
  • Provide support to site subject matter experts for train-the-trainer, driving change and fundamentals of performance improvement
  • Standardize processes and documents to align all LYB EU site & all EU APS sites to overall LYB training standard and best practices
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and change within technical/HSE learning and development 
  • Coordinate new solution development to include digital learning solutions
  • Partner with key stakeholders to determine gaps, obtain feedback and review program/approaches.  This will allow for continuous improvement and alignment on objectives
  • Example documents to be created are technical training materials, operating procedures, test questions, scenarios for drills, trainer talking points and other to-be-determined technical documents

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:
You are a dynamic individual who thrives in team settings, showcasing your strong interpersonal skills through effective participation in cross-functional teams. Your innovative and creative mindset equips you to tackle challenges with novel solutions and fresh ideas.
You excel in planning and problem-solving, demonstrating an exceptional ability to champion change in complex situations. Your analytical abilities are complemented by your keen evaluation and judgment skills, ensuring that you make thorough and well-considered decisions.

This is what you bring

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from a 2 year college or technical school is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields such as Engineering, Training and Development, Organizational Psychology is beneficial
  • 7+ years  of manufacturing experience required in the hydrocarbon industry 
  • Experience in training development and deployment background including but not limited to Instructional Design, Adult Learning Principles is preferred
  • Site Plant trainers / Site Training Department would be a plus
  • Experienced professional who has worked in many aspects of technical operations or maintenance
  • Ability to learn adult learning principles and apply to various topics and situations
  • Advanced PC skills including Learning Management Systems, spreadsheets, Office365, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Documentum, SharePoint, SuccessFactors and VISIO.  
  • Ability to document and communicate procedures and processes
  • Experience with project process
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with key stakeholders
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact Leonie Mulder at Leonie.mulder @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

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