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HSE Specialist

Job ID 9526 Greenville, South Carolina, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers and fluoropolymers.


Job Overview and Responsibilities:
Acts as the Management Representative responsible for providing leadership and direction within the HSE group. Ensures a HSE management system is established, implemented and maintained in accordance with Solvay standards. Reports to top management on the systems performance and any need for improvement. Drives continual improvements across the Site, while improving safety. Insures a strong focus and awareness on HSE performance.
Works with area managers and all employees to insure we maintain an ongoing safe and clean work environment.  Provide site HSE leadership, develop and implement site HSE policies and programs as well as promote the integration in the local community while respecting the company’s values and strategic pillars. Manages site security and communication issues
Specific Duties:

Provide overall leadership for HSES improvement programs such as SCMS and RCMS.  Develop effective and efficient HSE standards, policies and procedures as well as insure they are implemented and adhered to.  Overall responsible for          site HSE training program.
Maintain internal and external HSES reports and communications for things such as (OSHA 300 log, EPA reports, local environmental reports, internal reports to Solvay groups). Report HSES metrics for management reviews. Coordinate                external HSES support for the site for: health and hygiene services, internal audits, external audits, environmental support, etc.
Coordinates the Occupational  health and Industrial hygiene needs of the site with the Guidance of the GBU experts
Ensure that HSES incidents are analyzed, shared with other sites and corrective measures developed.
Responsible for overall management of, preparation of, and adherence to site environmental (air, water, storm-water, etc) permits. 
Provides oversight in the area of Risk Control concerning HSE  ie  MOCs /PSSRs/ PHAs / HAZOPs
Review CAPEX projects and MOCs for environmental and health considerations.
Provide occasional support to broader Solvay networks and activities
Participates as a member of the GVL Site Leadership Team.  Provide leadership to the plant regarding environmental, safety and health issues to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
Keep plant management informed of appropriate government regulations and corporate policies, and assess their potential impact on plant operations and costs.
Interact with government agencies, contractors, vendors, and Solvay personnel at all levels on pertinent issues related to Health Safety and Enviromental 
Identify and apply/participate in professional development opportunities that will benefit the facility and Solvay.
Support shipping of outgoing hazardous materials to ensure DOT compliance and file waste profile updates with waste disposer (aka Clean Harbors), file waste manifests.
Manage updates to online SDS system, coordinate CHEF forms and approval process. Handle all aspects of the document control process for HSE documents.
Responsible for ensuring the operational readiness of the Greenville Emergency Response Team.  Coordinate “Table Top” exercises for ERT.
Ensure compliance with overall contractor management program.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, or Public Health
5-10 years HSE experience in an industrial context coupled with an advanced understanding of industry best practices.
Expert level understanding of site HSE practices, of federal and local HSE laws, permits, standards and regulations including VPP & RCMS.
Strong management skills, oral skills and communication skills.  Outstanding Ethics and Integrity.
Able and willing to work non-standard shifts.


Ability to walk entire facility, climb ladders, stairs and catwalks.  Standard office environment including ability to use a computer.
Ability to travel and handle exposure to weather (i.e. cold, heat, rain, etc.). Physically able to conduct hands-on incident response duties.

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