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HSE Engineer

Job ID 9706 Kalamazoo, Michigan, 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. Solvay Composite Materials combines 50 years of technology heritage to bring a comprehensive product portfolio, expertise in material design, and extensive process engineering solutions to our customers. As the partner of choice for advanced materials development, we deliver optimal material solutions to address our customers’ most challenging demands for new high-performance materials to improve durability and production, while offering weight savings for the end application.


Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The Safety Engineer participates in all safety functions throughout the plant.  Responsible for working with all levels of plant personnel. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.

  • Enforce all safety, industrial hygiene and loss prevention policies as delineated by chemical group and plant standards.
  • Maintain oversight of the Plant Safety Training to ensure that all personnel are trained in an effective and timely manner.
  • Conduct Safety Orientation for new, monthly/annual safety training and safety meetings.
  • Monitor and report Core Safety Program activities.
  • Conduct periodic Safety Work Permit Training and refreshers.
  • Write Safe Work Permits
  • Assure maintenance of SDS Program for raw materials and intermediates.
  • Coordinate process Safety Management Program. 
  • Plan and set up Process Documentation File for the PSM Library. 
  • Manage Site safety standards to ensure compliance with corporate standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain monthly safety metrics for monthly and annual reports
  • Perform all OSHA regulated reporting including OSHA 300 Logs
  • Manage Respirator fit test program with company designated medical staff.
  • Perform and/or manage safety equipment inspections/checks as needed
  • Perform employee and area exposure monitoring as required
  • Participate and/or lead PHA, JSA, and PSSR’s as needed
  • Support production and engineering in proper creation of Safety Incident Reports and guide them through the investigation and corrective action process.
  • Manage PPE program for site
  • Site lead for implementation of RC14001, including auditing HSE processes to confirm meeting the site compliance obligations
  • Ensure compliance for all environmental agencies and reporting including LDAR program and emissions control

Education and Experience:
  • Engineering Degree Required

  • Must have a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience working directly in a safety role in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior manufacturing Quality experience is desired in addition to Safety and Safety Certification is a plus

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