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Health, Safety, and Environmental Specialist - HSE in US - Longview, WA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary:

The HSE Specialist ensures the effectiveness of safety, health, environmental and security programs in a chemical manufacturing plant by auditing, collecting data, reporting, and improving site policies. 

Essential Job/Responsibilities:

Typical duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with applicable health, safety, environmental, and security regulations for a chemical manufacturing facility.  
  • Member of plant leadership team reporting to plant manager and provides guidance on compliance and best practice.
  • Responsible for all regulatory compliance reporting to agencies and acts as site contact for regulatory agencies. Maintains compliance calendar for the site.
  • Manages audit program of all applicable plant policies related to safety, health, environment and security.
  • Develops or provides input to hazardous material communications and maintains safety data sheets.
  • Participates in job safety analysis as needed. 
  • Directs workers and manages contractors engaged in field and laboratory verification of compliance with environmental health and safety regulations.
  • Maintains the site’s EHS&S standards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Maintains working knowledge of new developments in the industry and government regulations.
  • Ensures training materials for workers on issues related to environmental, health & safety and security are in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Develops any new site environmental, health & safety and security programs, policies, procedures, or training with the support of the corporate HSE function.
  • Reviews MOCs for HSE impact as part of approval chain.  Participates on pre-startup safety reviews.    

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 5+ years of experience in similar role in chemical manufacturing or similar industry or equivalent experience
  • Authorization to work permanently in the US.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following essential skills and qualifications:

  • Maintains a high level of safety performance.  Prioritizes safety over other objectives.
  • Displays principle and discipline in adhering to plant policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Self-directed individual capable of taking ownership and responsibility for projects.
  • Communicates effectively to employees at all levels of the organization.  Follows through on commitments to other departments.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to read and interpret applicable regulations.
  • Experience with WA Labor & Industries regulations and OSHA VPP program a plus. 


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