Works independently under close supervision, supports the organization's responsibility in maintaining and improving the work place. Monitors all security, hygienic, and environment control standards to mitigate risks and prevent accidents. May coordinate environmental reviews, emergency brigades, first aids and evacuation. Compile, analyze and interpret statistical data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and accidents. Investigate occupational accidents, analyse their causes to prevent them. Trains employees in the areas of security and safety in the workplace.
The NuSil Technology chemical manufacturing site in Carpinteria, CA is in need of an on-site safety and environmental specialist to help the operations team of chemical operators, chemists, engineers, laboratory employees, mechanics, welders, warehousing, packaging, and supporting office personnel maintain a safe working environment while they produce high-purity silicone products for sale and distribution to our customers. This position will support operations with physical inspections of the workplace to identify hazards and risks, identifying and implementing solutions to safety challenges, promoting a proactive safety culture, and maintaining records to support EHS3 regulatory compliance.
Excelling EHSS&S Specialists are flexible in their approach to both people and problem solving, enjoy a challenge, are an active presence in the operations environment, have grit, integrity, and an abundance of common sense, and genuinely care about their fellow associates. In a chemical manufacturing and production environment, this position will be expected to be familiar with specific strategies around chemical safety, process safety, flammable materials storage and handling, and emergency response strategies. A working knowledge of ergonomics, materials handling, lockout/tagout, confined spaces, and permit-to-work systems is helpful. The ability to write and speak in a manner which can communicate with all levels from shop floor to regulatory inspectors to upper management is highly desirable.
We Want To Hear From You If:
- You love the EHS field and believe you are on a long-term career path that will bring you satisfaction and happiness.
- You like helping people, and enjoy working with others to find better ways to do things and you credit this drive in part for your past EHS successes
- You get a kick out of solving problems and taking on difficult challenges. You're no quitter - you don't get frustrated if a solutions isn't easy, and if you don't know the answer to something you have no problem digging until you find it.
- You have been told that you are great at making difficult things easier. You don't overthink or overcomplicate.
- Efficiency is your passion and you pride yourself on finding ways to get a lot of things done without compromising quality.
- You believe you have great ideas about how to prevent injuries and maintain safety in industrial operations, and you're excited to collaborate with others to bring those good ideas to life
We Can Offer You:
- A challenging working environment that will provide new and unique opportunities.
- The stability and benefits of working in a corporate environment
- The freedom to set your own day-to-day activities while seeing how those activities contribute to the success of the team and the site
- An opportunity to collaborate with a team of EHS3 professionals as passionate and dedicated as you are
It Would be Nice (but Not Required) if You Also:
- Have 3 years direct experience in supporting chemical manufacturing or other heavy industrial manufacturing location
- Have experience leading emergency response operations
- Have an ASP or OHST certification or greater
In Any Given Month, Your Day-to-Day Might Look Like:
Develop facilitate, and promote employee safety improvement (Kaizen events, safety councils, and safety meetings).
Working with EHS and Site Management, implement workplace EHS requirements, processes/procedures as well as establish safety expectations.
Communicate and coordinate guidelines for employee and contractor safety awareness.
Recommend improvements and standardization to practices and procedures to ensure safe and healthy work conditions and maintain right to operate (environmental compliance).
Conduct and/or review job safety analyses of fabrication, packaging, and maintenance work areas and processes to identify and mitigate EHS issues, such as chemical, biological, physical and musculoskeletal stresses. Provides compliance advice for hazard prevention and risk-control principles and strategies.
Work with EHS and Site Management to track, calculate, and report environmental, health and safety metrics
Ensure timely reporting, classification, and investigation of EHS3 incident or near miss events and communicate key learnings from environmental, health and safety events
Complete regulatory submissions, notifications, etc. required to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local EHS requirements. Interact with EHS agency for inspections and regulatory advocacy.
Drive EHS audit program to examine compliance with regulations and conformance with corporate standards and other related commitments. Ensure the tracking to closure of corrective and improvement actions taken in response to audit findings. Perform data analysis of the results.
Lead and coordinate training programs to increase proficiency in EHS practices and promote awareness.
Document and maintain required training records per organizational and corporate guidelines.
Lead specialized work streams or be called upon to assist in implementing or completing special EHS related projects, including for other locations within the company.
Keep the local operations team informed of their progress in implementing their safety program, interpret safety stats and give advice on how they can improve based on what you're seeing, keep visible the performance metrics (leading and lagging indicators), monitoring results, etc. for organization's EHS programs.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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