- Set tactical & strategic direction & provide leadership for the EHS department
- Actively participate on the Site Leadership Team; Participate on Corporate teams
- Keep abreast of Corporate EHS strategic initiatives & expectations & provide guidance & feedback regarding all Corporate initiatives & expectations
- Develop & lead site sustainability initiative
- Focal point for site for all community relations
Operational EHS Management:
- Establish & continually refine plant’s long term EHS strategy & improvement plan
- Establish EHS performance & cultural metrics to gauge current state and provide basis for continuous improvement measurement
- Manage site EHS budget & associated spending. Provide monthly spending analysis reports
- Participate in development of site’s capital expense spending budget & site plan
- Review all EHS capital expense requests for risk, cost & prioritization within overall plan & budget
- Review & enhance site’s incident investigation process. Ensure robust process is in place to fully determine root cause and corrective actions as necessary. Provide leadership & facilitation of incident investigations. Train others at the plant in the use of causal analysis tools and methods.
- Ensure EHS matters are fully addressed in plant PHA studies & participate in review of all PHA studies
- Provide oversight & management of site EHS, Security, and Process Safety related action items
- Ensure site compliance with all federal (EPA), State (Illinois IEPA), and local (MWRD) (COOK COUNTY) air, water, & waste regulations
- Ensure site compliance with OSHA s Occupational Safety and Health Standards, 29CFR1910 and 1926
- Responsible for overall site Process Safety Management process, ensuring all requirements are met per OSHA s 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) standards & regulations
- Ensure management of change (MOC) requirements are met. Reviews all modifications & changes associated with MOC
- Review equipment designs, installations & modifications to ensure all EHS, security, and process safety requirements are addressed
- Be the focal point for site for all Governmental regulatory contacts & inquiries
Training & Development:
- Define & manage EHS training needs for all site associates & contractors. Ensures all training is completed according to established training plan and records are accurately maintained.
- Define & manage training needs for EHS personnel & develop an associated training plan
- Define & manage plant emergency preparedness activities.
- Serve as the plant’s IH coordinator that ensures required periodic monitoring programs are conducted.
- Participate in EHS professional organizations & network to stay abreast of best practices, emerging technology, & all regulatory changes
- Communicate with EHS professionals in other plants on a regular basis to share best practices & ensure consistency in practices
Auditing and Management Systems:
- Track & publish standardized EHS performance & cultural metrics on a routine basis consistent with company requirements & align EHS performance indicators with overall business key performance indicators. Identify & implement initiatives to drive continuous improvement
- Administer, plan, coordinate, and execute company adopted EHS management systems & ensure site complies & meets deadlines on all management systems
- Conduct periodic audits of plant EHS programs including contractor activities.
- Minimum of 10 years’ experience as an EHS professional, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in both Environmental and Safety roles.
- Minimum of 6 years’ experience at a chemical manufacturing plant or equivalent industry.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of EPA air, water, and waste regulations
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of the OSHA 29CFR1910 and 1926 regulations.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of the OSHA 29CFR1910.119 PSM regulations.
- Computer literate with standard business software.
- Ability to work in multi-tasking environment.
- Ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization
- Ability to lead and influence project teams.
- Ability to positively influence hourly and salaried associates
- Must be able to effectively recognize the need for and be able to lead positive change.
- Must have a strong track record of delivering results.
- Must have the ability to lead and make decisions in stressful situations.
- Six Sigma Green Belt Certification or willingness to complete training.
- Must be willing to support community outreach and communication programs as necessary
- Must be available to come in to the plant at any time of the day or night.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing an Environmental compliance program in a chemical plant.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing an Occupational Safety compliance program in a chemical plant
- Familiar with standard chemical plant processes
- Working knowledge of SAP functionality
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement management systems and compliance programs.
- CSP and/or IH Certification
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or equivalent.
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