Site EHS Leader

  • Hexicon
  • Argo, IL, USA
  • Feb 16, 2018
Full time Air Quality EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality

Job Description

Job Responsibilities


  • 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

Regulatory Compliance:

  • 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 Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

Education Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or equivalent.

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