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Senior EHS Safety Specialist, Port Arthur TX Job

Date: Aug 10, 2017

Location: Port Arthur, TX, US

Company: BASF

Senior EHS Safety Specialist, Port Arthur TX-1702919

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist (EHS) is responsible for supporting the Port Arthur site in an effective, safe, and environmentally acceptable operations. This position will provide technical support for Occupational Safety Industrial Hygiene (OSIH), Process Safety, and Emergency Response compliance activities as needed through a shared HUB services concept.

Senior EHS Safety Specialist (1702919) – Port Arthur, TX

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Lead in the development of EHS programs with focus on Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene, and Process Safety for the assigned site(s). This may include supporting other sites in the Texas Hub as necessary.
- Advise site management of compliance concerns and provide strategic guidance on EHS matters to the site leadership teams.
- Coordinate and conduct exposure monitoring in accordance with the Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Plan, including recordkeeping, results interpretation, and recommendations for controls and communication.
- Complete all internal and external EHS reporting to ensure compliance with BASF and regulatory requirements.
- Facilitate and participate in incident investigations to ensure root causes are identified and appropriate corrective actions are created and implemented.
- Support the interface with regulatory agencies and third parties, as needed, on compliance and enforcement issues.
- Support the development and implementation of EHS training programs for new and existing employees
- As the site Radiation Safety Officer, manage monitoring, testing, and any compliance-related activities. Will be required to take RSO training and be approved by the state.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Safety Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, Science, or a related discipline.
- At least 5 years of experience as an OSIH Specialist and/or in an Operations Manufacturing role. In lieu of degree, a minimum of 8 years of experience as an OSIH Specialist and/or in an Operations Manufacturing role.
- Prior background at a Refining or Chemical manufacturing facility preferred.
- Professional certification as a CSP, ASP, CIH, or CIHT strongly desired.
- Experience with Process Safety Management and /Process Safety at a Refining or Chemical manufacturing facility is a plus.
- Thorough understanding of OSHA and NFPA rules.
- Excellent communication skills and an ability to work with employees at all levels of management; ability to effectively communicate with Management, Operations, Maintenance, and Contractors.
- Data analysis capability while using different programs and databases.
- Knowledge of current industry safety practices; lead/facilitate OSHA/RMP regulatory Inspections.

Primary Location: US-TX-Port Arthur
Function: OCSE - Occupational Safety & Environmental
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: NCU-Environment, Health & Safety

Nearest Major Market: Beaumont

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