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Health, Safety & Environment Longview, WA

Longview, Washington, US
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Sep 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
Job ID: 21682 **Health, Safety & Environment Longview, WA** Permanent contract USA - Longview, WA, US Sep 22, 2022 Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose-we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress-is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share. We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow's megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future. **Basic Function:** Organize and direct an effective Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) program to ensure compliance, education, accident prevention, and continuous improvement of HSE performance and culture. **Principal Accountabilities:** + Ensure compliance with all Group and Site HSE policies, procedures, and standards. + Deploy the Group HSE policies, programs, and tools. + Review and propose site-specific adaptations and improvements to Group HSE programs and tools. + Administer Industrial Hygiene program. + Ensure compliance with all HSE regulations and legislation. + Ensure all site activities respect applicable HSE regulations. + Manage environmental permits and renewals. + Organize and conduct HSE audits and inspections, and identify improvement areas and recommended preventative or corrective measures. + Manage waste streams and recycling and disposal of material. + Collect rainwater, wastewater, solid waste, and stack gas samples, arrange analysis, and interpret and report results. + Ensure effective dialogue with the authorities, local communities, and other stakeholders. + Negotiate with public authorities regarding HSE matters under supervision of the Site Manager. + Represent the site during HSE audits. + Prepare all necessary documentation for the various stakeholders. + Provide HSE expertise, information, advice, and support. + Train or support training of employees and subcontractors in HSE matters. + Provide information regarding changes in HSE legislation. + Ensure the exchange of best practices and relevant experiences. + Actively participate in the Safety Management Advisory Board (SMAB). + Lead Risk Assessment (Process Hazard Analysis, PHA) Studies. + Provide advice regarding HSE aspects to take into account in the design and construction of new and modified equipment, processes, and facilities. + Ensure continuous improvement of Site HSE performance. + Develop the site specific HSE objectives, programs, procedures, and tools, and ensure their deployment and effectiveness. + Develop and deploy site HSE risk management plans and site emergency plans and conduct HSE related drills. + Develop, deploy, and monitor HSE involvement, awareness, and education programs for employees and contractors. + Define HSE capital investment projects. + Ensure all accidents and near misses are reported, investigated, analyzed to determine the root cause, and effective action items are implemented to prevent reoccurrence. + Organize and conduct HSE audits and inspections, identify improvement areas, and recommend preventative or corrective measures. + Manage HSE reporting + Collect, analyze, calculate, and report data and information regarding HSE performance. + Define and track HSE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) + Organize HSE Management System and HSE compliance documentation. **Dimensions:** This position has no direct reports. This position presides over an annual budget of ~$300-500k, including wastewater treatment and other waste disposal costs. **Technical, Managerial, and HR Skills Required:** EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Safety, or related technical discipline. 3 years of relevant experience strongly preferred; previous experience in Production facilities helpful. Ability to determine relevant training for regulatory requirements, attend and pass the trainings, and to implement learnings at the site. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be proficient with related PC based systems and programs. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret state and federal regulations. Ability to write procedures and instructions to implement the state and federal regulations pertaining to the plant. Strong verbal and written communication skills with effective interpersonal skills to speak effectively to both internal customers (employees of the organization) and external customers (state or federal regulators, customers, or peer organizations). MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to perform HSE related calculations, such as emission calculations for various state and federal reports utilizing field, engineering, and standard data sources REASONING ABILITY Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated ability to analyze multifaceted situations/problems/concepts along with the capacity to venture beyond core competencies to assure overall health, safety and environmental success. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to obtain routine environmental rainwater, wastewater, solid waste, and stack gas samples. Perform Industrial Hygiene sampling and safety evaluations of activities. Perform field audits, and meet standard company requirements for performance of job duties in the plant. Move about the plant, ascending stairs and ladders, as needed, for sample collection and investigation. Ability to be present at the site - this is not a work-from-home position due to the nature of the work. Solvay's purpose is to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. We can only fulfill this purpose with a diverse workforce that feels respected and appreciated, and has equal opportunities to work, grow and thrive. Our differences, visible or not, are valued. As Solvay seeks to promote unity and not uniformity, we invite you - regardless of background, age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability or identity - to consider a future with us. Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. Click on the links to read "The EEO is the Law" poster and the "EEO is the Law" poster Supplement.


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