Safety Engineer

Ashland Chemical Company Hopewell , VA 23860

Posted 2 weeks ago

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we'd like to meet you and bet you'd like to meet us.

Ashland, LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Safety Engineer to join our Ashland Specialty Ingredients business at our Hopewell, VA location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Environmental, Health and Safety function. This position will report to EHS Manager.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the Lead on the site's Occupational Safety Programs which includes:

  • The site's Ergonomic Program

  • The site's Industrial Hygiene Program

  • The site's Behavioral Safety Program

  • The site's Emergency Response Program

  • Able to assist in the site's Process Safety Management Program and its Life Critical Safety Programs (Hot Work/ Confined Space/ Lock Out Tag Out, Fall Protection, and Linebreaking)

  • Participate / Lead Ergonomic assessments, analysis and implementation

  • Investigate /report industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes including OSHA / ANSI / NFPA

  • Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance

  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment

  • Participate in plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine if all safety requirements have been met

  • Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents

  • Confer with medical professionals to assess health risks and to develop ways to manage health issues and concerns

  • Serve as participating member of the Plant EHS Group & the site's Safety Steering Teams in supporting Plant Safety Process including Employee Involvement and Behavioral Based Safety Programs

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelor of Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or Safety related degree, required

  • Minimum 10 years' experience working in a process environment

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Trained in Ergonomics, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, NFPA and ANSI Standards to ensure full compliance with these requirements

  • Understanding of PSM as to be able to participate in HAZOPs, PHAs, JSAs, RCAs along with Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO Systems

  • Experience in Chemical Manufacturing processes, Food, Pharma preferred

  • Experience in Behavioral Based Safety/Employee Involvement Safety Programs

  • Excellent verbal and written communications including, experience in writing and implementation of new policies

  • Must have experience devising and implementing Safety related programs and related policies

  • Must have a thorough understanding of OSHA regulations and standards

  • Must be able to present and communicate at several levels within the business

  • Proven data analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Proven self-starter with urgency for delivering results

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.

At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.

Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.

Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE: We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

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