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Safety Health and Environmental Manager

Covington City, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Family GroupSafety, Health, & Environmental

Are you ready to do something remarkable? Ready to collaborate with an incredible team to solve problems that improve peoples lives? Meet Ingevity.

At Ingevity, we develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads to last longer and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Our people come from all different backgrounds and help reimagine new possibilities daily. We understand there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. We seek out new ideas for tackling complex problems and celebrate achieving the improbable. We value each persons unique talents and synergize them to create meaningful impact and sustainable solutions for our customers and our world.

Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. If these qualities describe you, wed love for you to join Ingevity!

The Covington Safety, Health, and Environmental Manager ensures compliance with all health, safety, environmental regulatory requirements, and company health, safety, environmental and policies.

Essential Functions:

* Serve as a member of the plant leadership team developing the overall plant vision and culture
* Ensure compliance with all health, safety, environmental regulatory requirements and company health, safety, environmental and policies
* Lead the continuous improvement of the hazard identification and safety risk assessment schemes and Ingevity Safety Management System
* Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy and lead improvements where needed.
* Ensure that a process exists to promote the reporting of unsafe conditions, to provide resolution of the condition, and to provide prompt response to the employee(s) involved
* Lead the development and improvement of employee safety participation opportunities
* Perform routine safety contacts, attend and present safety topics at safety meetings
* Lead a cross functional process safety improvement team tasked with developing and maintaining the plant process safety information and ensuring that process safety measures are adequate for world class process safety performance
* Confer with medical professionals to assess health risks and to develop ways to manage health issues and concerns
* Direct testing of air quality and noise levels to verify compliance with health and safety regulations
* Ensure that industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases are adequately investigated to determine causes and preventive measures
* Compile, analyze, interpret, and develop response plans for statistical data related to chemical processes, environmental performance, occupational illnesses, accidents, and general safety performance trends
* Lead and manage environmental compliance by acting as a liaison with government officials, developing or revising environmental permits, and leading projects to improve environmental performance
* Interpret safety regulations for others interested in industrial safety, such as safety engineers, labor representatives, and safety inspectors
* Ensure compliance with and stay informed of the impact of ISO/IATF 16949 on plant operations and support functions
* Lead the development of plant training that supports both the ongoing operation of the plant and the knowledge needed to increase operator autonomy and ownership
* Ensure that the Training Department is engaged with employees, monitoring training status, and maintaining compliance with established training expectations.
* Manage the annual budget for the area and ensure the group is meeting (or staying below if necessary) the budget
* Manage a team including the plant safety manager, hourly safety coordinators, safety training manager, and training coordinator.
* Other duties as assigned

Non-Essential Functions:

* Oversee the reporting of man hours and other safety data to the corporate group.
* Oversee the reporting of weekly and monthly updates for the safety team.
* Maintain OSHA logs for current, and previous 5 years, for the plant
* Exemplifies safety procedures and wears appropriate PPE
* Practices the IngeviWay


* Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field
* 15+ years Production Manufacturing experience required
* 10+ year supervising hourly employees in a union environment and/or salary preferred
* Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience is preferred
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Be an active and engaged safety leader to build and maintain a strong safety culture to achieve zero personal and process safety incidents

Physical Requirements:

* Sitting at a desk for 8 hours
* Standing for 12-16 hours
* Climbing stairs and ladders
* Walking for 2-8 hours per day

Work environment

* Office setting, outdoors manufacturing plant setting, hazardous chemicals environment

Ingevity is a company made up of extraordinary people of every race, religion and background, all worthy of the same dignity. Our differences are one of our great strengths. Join us in building a culture of increasing diversity and respect a culture where everyone belongs.

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Recruiting Agencies: Ingevity does not accept unsolicited resumes and therefore, will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.
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