HSE & Security Manager - Specialty Chemicals

Our Surface Chemistry Business Unit is one of the world's leading specialty chemical manufacturers of surfactants, polymers and solvents, providing innovative surface chemistry technologies and solutions in industries such as agro, asphalt, cleaning, fabric care, mining, personal care and petroleum.
We are currently seeking an individual with a strong background in people safety for a Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Manager role with our Morris, Illinois facility. This job will lead and manage the Health, Safety, Environmental and Security processes for the Morris Manufacturing Site. The HSE&S Manager will be responsible for the management of the safety programs on site in order to be compliant with all corporate standards and guidelines and federal and state regulations. In addition, this position is also responsible for the management of the site's environmental programs to comply with corporate standards, guidelines and federal regulations. This position will also be responsible for compliance with all Responsible Care guidelines surrounding the HSE&S (Health, Safety, Environmental & Security) initiatives on site. This position will interact with all functional groups on and off site.
Some primary responsibilities include:
€ Support the plant and sBU's efforts in safety and sustainability and improving the processes necessary to ensure long-term, sustained, and continual improvement in HSE&S.
€ Support the site by implementing and maintaining corporate HSE&S directives, standards and KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) in line with the business unit and corporate processes.
€ Incorporate new HSE&S regulations and AkzoNobel directives and standards into the management systems of the sBU.
€ Support and verify the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and processes concerning compliance with local, state and federal HSE&S laws and regulations.
€ Act as a focal point for HSE&S and Sustainability within the sBU and participate in corporate Health, Safety, Environmental, Security and Sustainability processes including the PSM/RMP, RC14001, Responsible Care, VPP, and various sBU Safety Initiatives,
€ Conduct and follow up on incident/accident investigation, corporate audit actions, PSM and compliance audit actions. Support the behavioral based safety processes. Conduct HSE&S auditing to ensure compliance.
€ Coordinate HSE&S management systems (ISO 14001, RC 14001, PSM/RMP, VPP, SAQ Compliance), and develop and propose action plans to maintain and improve the integrated HSE&S management systems on site.
€ Interact with production and maintenance to ensure policies and procedures are being followed. Train, audit, instruct, and correct where necessary.
€ Chair, conduct, and report on the actions of the Plant Safety Awareness Committee
€ Work on projects and perform other duties as assigned.
€ Prepare necessary air, storm water, injection well, and solid waste permits, and supports the existing environmental permits for the facility.
€ Conduct internal inspections to verify continuing compliance with all applicable air, water, wastewater, storm water, and solid waste regulations and permits.
€ Prepare all necessary regulatory reports including SARA Toxic Release Inventory, annual emission inventory, hazardous waste annual report, SARA 312 updates, Tier II reports, etc.
€ Monitor environmental activity at both the state and federal level and continuing site activities to determine if new regulations or revised regulations or revised operations may affect the environmental program.
€ Maintain all records to meet requirements of the various regulations.
€ Manage and coordinate the annual Training Plan to meet RCRA, SWPPP, SPCC and ISO14001 and other regulatory requirements.
€ Ensure that federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, codes, and rules are observed and adhered to.
€ Bachelor's degree in Engineering or in a Safety Sciences
€ Minimum 10 years HSE experience of which 5 years should be in the chemical industry
€ At least 5 years' experience managing/supervising others
€ Strong focus on people safety
€ Must have experience in Behavioural Based Safety (BBS)
€ Tactical hands on, with the ability to as strategic leader
€ Familiarity with state and federal environmental regulations, EPA and other environmental regulatory requirements.
€ Expertise in OSHA, PSM/RMP, and RC 14001 regulations and guidelines
€ Requires strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills, and ability to communicate with all levels in the business unit
€ Previous experience implementing and managing safety program
€ Change Agent: Experience with change management
€ Self Directed, must be able to initiate and lead the implementation of new concepts and challenge the status quo
As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).

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