Health & Safety Specialist

Koch Industries, Inc. Dodge City , KS 67801

Posted 1 week ago

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Koch Fertilizer Dodge City, LLC is seeking a Health & Safety Specialist to support our field safety, industrial hygiene, emergency response, and health & safety training functions in Dodge City, KS. We are looking for an individual who is willing to challenge the status quo and drive behavioral changes to promote a focused safety environment. To succeed in this role, you must be a self-starter, able to identify problems and provide solutions, have excellent communication skills, and possess the ability to influence others through being a role model for safety and compliance. The employee that aligns with our company values will find fulfillment in being a role model and coach for other employees in the safe execution of work and operations excellence.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Assist with the development and utilization of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying and evaluating hazards

  • Assist employees in aligning to a vision of lower risk tolerance / preference

  • Support the process safety and chemical process safety programs

  • Enhance the plants capability in the continuous improvement of safety programs including but are not limited to: Confined Space, Emergency Response, Electrical, Safe Work Practices, Lock Tag Verify, Fall Protection, Incident Investigation, Mobile Equipment, Cranes and Rigging, Personal Protective Equipment, and Safe Work Permits

  • Assist the Environmental, Safety & Health teams with aspects of programs for the plant, including continuous improvement of programs

  • Assist the plant's capability to facilitate effective incident investigations to identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to facilitate ownership for safety at all levels

  • Ability to work independently with vendors on finding solutions to safety opportunities

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and excel in a team environment

  • Ability to rotate with other team members to provide support on weekends and holidays

  • Other duties to support the Environmental, Safety & Health leaders as needed

  • Manage the plant's industrial hygiene programs. These elements include HazCom, respiratory protection, medical exams, asbestos, and industrial hygiene monitoring

  • Support the development, improvement, and implementation of training systems and effectively conduct training for the plant

  • Support the plant's contractor safety management program, safe work permitting and programs, and others as needed

  • Support field safety oversight during turnarounds and outages, day to day work

  • Support the site's continuous improvement initiatives around emergency response and fixed suppression systems.

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Safety or Engineering related field OR 3+ years of experience in a health & safety related role or military equivalent

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management and program requirements

  • Knowledge of OSHA 1910 compliance regulations to include recordkeeping and PSM

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Software (Excel sorting data, creating tables and creating graphs, Outlook scheduling, Word document creation/editing and PowerPoint presentation creation/editing)

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders and work at heights exceeding 100 ft.

  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:


  • 3+ years safety-related work experience in an industrial environment

  • Experience and knowledge of PSM covered processes

  • Experience in heavy manufacturing and/or chemical processes in a chemical facility

Want to learn more about KAES?

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

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Health & Safety Specialist

Koch Industries, Inc.