Safety Specialist

LANXESS Corporation - El Dorado, AR3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $75,000 - $96,000 a year
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, (A Company of the LANXESS Group), is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and talented individual for the position of Safety Specialist in El Dorado, Arkansas.

At LANXESS, we are "Energizing Chemistry". This phrase perfectly embodies our philosophy and operating principles as well as our view of the entire chemical industry. To us, energizing chemistry can be described very simply:

Be quick, agile and resilient
Focus on the essentials
Continuously improve performance and products to help customers, the environment, employees and society as a whole.
LANXESS, as a part of the greater chemical industry, has the performance capabilities and innovative strength to meet these commitments. We believe that by following these principles and energizing chemistry, we can improve the quality of life of people across the world. Further, we see that our innovations and products are making important contributions to society.

It is our corporate responsibility to create lasting value for all shareholders and to consciously address the impact of our actions. The only way to guarantee the future success and sustainability of our company is to balance our strategy with the demands of the economy, ecology and society. At LANXESS, we take a long-term view and use our knowledge, ability, and experience to develop product and technologies that will protect the climate and environment and improve people's quality of life.

We are responsible employers and support social and cultural projects all over the world. Corporate responsibility is integral to every aspect of our enterprise. With our global headquarters in Cologne, Germany, LANXESS is comprised of 19,000 employees and 75 production sites in 19 countries with manufacturing, sales, and customer service capabilities in all region of the world.

LANXESS offers competitive salaries, a wide array of benefit options, and an exceptional retirement savings plan. These are just some of the many ways we recognize our employees for the large difference they make to the LANXESS' success. At LANXESS, our employees are our greatest resource. We invite you to explore the employment opportunities at our company today and invest in a terrific company for your career.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Be available for safety toolbox meetings, morning meetings, etc. where safety communications are critical
Be a resource for Safe Work Permits and Life Critical activities to ensure proper measures are taken and procedures are being followed thoroughly with special emphasis on Cardinal Safety Rules.
Contributes to the implementation of all aspects of safe work, such as; lockout tag out, hot work permitting, and contractor safety management.
Senior individual contributor able to adapt broader EHS policies and procedures to assist line management to meet local requirements.
Responsible for supporting line management to maintain regulatory compliance including contractor support; work with them to correct BROWZ deficiencies, contractor pre-qualification, sub-contractor pre-qualification, and assist with conditional contractor acceptance review.
Take lead in vetting new venders to ensure requirements with equipment, personnel, and safety are met.
Work site visits; coaching of personnel, pre job safe work permits and job safety analysis.
Perform Safety Audits (internal and external)along with other behavioral based or condition assessment activities. Audit safe work permits, procedures, and Job Hazard Analysis.
The person in this role must be a coach to all levels of the organization and be regarded as a team player in support of all operational and maintenance functions, win as a team.
Supports and contributes to incident investigations and communication of learnings to all areas of the organization, supports operational teams in resolution of all corrective actions.
Responsible for managing EHSS documentation to include program design, data collection and posting, training tracking, for area of responsibility.
Responsible for being a subject matter resource to all levels of the organization and support the rollout of new corporate or regulatory initiatives.
Build effective working relationships with peers in the safety department and operations.
Ability to deliver effective presentations to site leadership, divisional, and corporate leaders as needed.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (Health and Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field).
Professional certification is preferred; CSP, CHMM, CIH, PE. P. Engineering or equivalent.
4 – 7 years of demonstrated success in implementation of EHSS initiatives.
Experience with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) a plus.
Experience with behavioral safety is a plus.
Ability to develop and deliver specific focused safety training as needed.
Ability to communicate effectively in a group setting, written communication, and through e-mail.
Must be a self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision and take direction through various media.
Ability to function in a changing culture with the ability to help drive change in areas of responsibility.
Experience in the chemical, paper, or refining industry preferred.