Safety Engineer

Ashland Chemical Company Hopewell , VA 23860

Posted 3 weeks ago


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

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7348 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.

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.

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving

We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what's possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.

Our peoplemolecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and moreare distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.

The Ashland Way

Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.

Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.

Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what's possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.

Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we're a part of, and planet we share.

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

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