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Product Stewardship Specialist - 2501 in Pittsburgh, PA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 8/26/2017

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Job Description

We are looking for world-class talent to join our team as Product Stewardship Specialist to be based in Pittsburgh, PA.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Works with others to lead and implement product regulatory compliance and materials management programs to assure that products are developed, sold, distributed, transported, used and disposed of in compliance with product compliance regulations. Such regulations include product hazard communication requirements, chemical and product inventory control regulations (i.e., TSCA, DSL, REACH, etc.) and product-related requirements (compliance with VOC regulations, import / export permits, etc.) applicable at the global, regional, national and local levels.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies emerging issues (such as regulation changes, chemicals being deselected, etc.) globally and communicates them to affected parties.
  • Responds to customer inquiries regarding product regulatory compliance, use, disposal and other product stewardship concerns that are global in nature. Serves to ensure consistency in handling of customer inquiries across regions.
  • Develops and maintains information on safety, health and environmental hazards, intended uses and exposures for new and existing products to support risk characterization and product safety management.
  • Characterizes product risks based on information collected on hazards, intended uses, and exposures associated with the stages of a product’s lifecycle.
  • Communicates health, safety and environmental measures to manage risk so that products can be designed, developed, improved, and safely used for their intended purposes.
  • Works with suppliers, customers and other value chain participants to foster product safety management and information exchange along the value chain, commensurate with risk.
  • Responsible for managing chemical control compliance programs, product registrations and import and export compliance. Supports implementation of safety data sheet and product labeling programs and raw material introduction programs.
  • Provides regulatory and technical advice to Technical, Sales and Marketing for complex local, national and international EHS regulatory and scientific matters.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Environmental, or related science & 3 years of experience.

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