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Environmental Health and Safety Partner-PQ

PQ Corporation
Richmond County, Georgia, US
Closing date
Dec 17, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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For almost 200 years, PQ Corporation has envisioned the future of chemicals and catalysts through collaborative innovation, making products that touch all of us, every day.

  • Cleaner Emissions - Our Silica adsorbents are very effective in the biodiesel purification of a variety of waste oils and fats, enabling their use as feedstock while enhancing the performance of valuable catalysts
  • Better Care - Our products are critical ingredients in consumer applications that help make teeth brighter and skin softer; and replacing toxic phosphates in cleaning products
  • Greener - Our Silicates are used to replace carbon black to produce "green tires", contributing to the sustainability of our planet.

We are searching for an Environmental Health and Safety Partner to be based at either plant in Augusta, GA or Jeffersonville, IN.

  • We are not offering relocation or visa sponsorship for this role at this time.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide primary EHS support to PQ plant operations. Additional responsibilities and changes in responsibilities may be made at the discretion of the PQ Corporation VP EHS.
  • Analyze the work environment and develop programs designed to control, eliminate, and prevent occupational disease and/or injury and/or environmental harm caused by physical, chemical, biological agents or ergonomic factors.
  • Provide technical support to front line leadership on matters related to occupational health, safety, security, environmental compliance, process safety (HAZOP), and loss prevention.
  • Conduct field and site inspections to enforce adherence to laws, regulations and employer policies governing occupational safety and environmental compliance.
  • Assist with the collection of data required to satisfy environmental permit and reporting requirements (air, water, waste regulatory requirements).
  • Prepare reports for use by company personnel and regulatory agencies, including Compliance calendar.
  • Develop and manage initiatives to promote a proactive safety culture, including programs designed to increase employee involvement, education, and recognition by participation in safety committees, incident investigations, training, and compliance auditing.
  • Collect and interpret EHS data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as system failure, human error, incomplete or faulty decision-making, or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulations.
  • Investigate incidents and non-compliance events to determine contributing factors and recommend remedial action to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies on matters related to reporting and/or investigating compliance concerns including work related injury log maintenance.
  • Develop and deliver regulatory required training related to health, safety, and environment.
  • Apply EHS management systems to conform to standards such as RC14001, ISO14001, ISO45001, etc.
  • Manage EHS projects at assigned sites.
  • Participation in company sponsored auditing including PQP, RC/ISO, and EHS Compliance, as well as site level audits (housekeeping, security, radiation, permits, and contractors). Other audits maybe included based on experience.
  • Develop and maintain site level EHS plans, programs, and procedures in collaboration with site operations.
  • Provide support and assist the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) and Joint Health and Safety committees to resolve open items and issues.
  • Analyzes and interprets reports from consultants and makes recommendations for additional testing and fieldwork as required.
  • Conduct EHS reviews of capital projects and work with engineering & plant management on solutions to EHS issues.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree related to environmental health and safety, engineering, or related discipline is preferred.
  • Analyzes and interprets reports from consultants and makes recommendations for additional testing and field work as required.
  • At least 5 years experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, Microsoft office software, and computer skills.
  • Must be an independent, self-motivated individual with the ability to multi task and administer a broad range of duties including; resolving complaints, counseling employees and providing technical interpretation of policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perform physical inspections of office area, warehouses, utility spaces, construction work areas, and manufacturing areas.
  • Ability to coach, teach and counsel and be comfortable speaking to groups. Must be able to work independently without day-to-day supervision.
  • Excellent knowledge of federal, state, and local health, safety, environment and security regulations.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret state/provincial and local regulations, professional journals, and technical procedures.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel; knowledge of federal, state and local safety regulations, protocols and/or procedures.
  • Travel to support assigned area. Ability to travel up to 50%.
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