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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist (Wyandotte, MI) Job

Date: Mar 27, 2018

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist (Wyandotte, MI)-1801676

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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a professional like you to serve as Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist position in the Ohio, Michigan, and Canada Hub to partner with our manufacturing and technical communities. This position is in Wyandotte, MI.

The selected individual will be responsible for supporting and facilitating the implementation of EHS programs designed to assure compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements (federal, state, local) for the plants/units within the Wyandotte site. Occasional support of other locations within the hub may also be required. The selected individual will have expertise in occupational health, safety and emergency response. Additional experience in Environmental Compliance and Process Safety is desirable. This position reports to the EHS Team Leader.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated EHS leadership and initiative and the ability to form working partnerships with Operations resulting in measurable success.

Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist (1801676) – Wyandotte, MI

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provide technical and regulatory expertise to ensure occupational health, safety, and environmental compliance at the assigned location.
- Facilitate the sharing of programs, procedures, and tools, and successfully demonstrated practices within the PM Business Group, the Ohio-Michigan-Canada Hub, and the entire EHS Community.
- Provide strategic leadership and work with management on identified EHS issues/recommendations/opportunities to foster continuous improvement of EHS culture and performance.
- Ensure all EHS program elements are developed under the principles of Operations Line Management Accountability.
- Assist sites with implementation of corporate standardized EHS policies and procedures including, but not limited to, Safe Work Permits, Job Safety Analysis, Management of Change, Incident/Accident investigation, ergonomics, and HAZCOM.
- Participate in capital project reviews consistent with the level of environmental, industrial hygiene, and safety expertise needed.
- Support emergency response activities through the development of required drills and coordination of annual training.
- Participate on the Wyandotte EPC Leadership team.

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 with at least 2 years of demonstrated EHS experience in a manufacturing environment; OR an Associate's degree with at least 7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
- Experience in chemical manufacturing environment is preferred.
- Occupational Safety/Industrial Hygiene experience.
- Must be a self-starter and demonstrate a strong sense of initiative.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Provide field presence and support daily to include, but not limited to, field audits/inspections.
- Be engaged and support the Exposure Reduction Process (ERP) within your assigned area of responsibility.
- Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
- Ability to interact with state and federal regulatory agencies.
- Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Strong collaboration, leadership, teamwork, interpersonal relations/communications, customer focus, and influencing/impact skills required.
- Results-oriented.

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

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