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Huguenot, New York
United States
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EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
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6-10 years
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Bachelor's Degree
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Manager - Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE)

Elementis offers performance-driven additives that help create innovative formulations for consumer and industrial markets, including Personal Care, Coatings, Chromium, Energy and Talc. Finding opportunities to enhance our customers’ performance is at the heart of what we do—and has been for more than 175 years. We own unique raw materials, including the only high-grade hectorite mine in the world, and a leading source of high-purity talc. With our advanced technical solutions, we transform those materials to become innovative, performance-enhancing products for our customers. Elementis is a UK-listed global specialty chemicals company with operations worldwide and employs over 1,600 people at more than 30 locations worldwide.

Manager - Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE)
Oversee and guide the overall HSE program for the two facilities located in Huguenot NY and Middletown NY. Act as an individual contributor in ‘hands on’ support of the ongoing Operations and Maintenance functions and serve as an HSE subject matter expert to inform and guide local decision making. Support the Site Manager and Leadership Team in defining and delivering continuous improvement in HSE processes.

Principal Accountabilities:

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Works safely, maintains a safe work environment, delivers and attends safety training and other related meetings.
  • Actively manages and drives all HSE programs…Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Process Safety, Environmental Operations (water treatment processes and water quality, air quality, and waste management) and compliance, Fire Protection, Transportation, Training, etc.
  • Provides leadership to site specific safety processes including Safety Steering Committee, etc.
  • Knows all Elementis HSE policies and procedures and serves as a local subject matter expert and guide on their understanding and execution…with special emphasis on FDA regulated chemical safety and compliance.
  • Knows, understands, and guides compliance with all pertinent HSE regulatory standards (laws, rules, and regulations from OSHA, EPA/TCEQ, etc.).
  • Audits plant processes to ensure compliance with Elementis and regulatory standards as well as FDA and GMP compliance.
  • Reports all incidents immediately; serves as a communication conduit for the site relative to HSE incidents and/or exceedances; coordinates local incident management, root cause investigation and analysis, and corrective action management.
  • Serves as the main Elementis HSE resource/contact with respect to community and regulatory relations relative to HSE-related processes and needs.
  • Acts as a liaison between HR and Operations with respect to Worker’s Compensation and Return-to-Work programs.
  • Supports facility security and risk management activities.
  • Management of hazardous materials and laboratory environmental control equipment and processes.



  • Defines HSE related training needs for the employees at the site.
  • Delivers HSE training individually, and manages the HSE training curriculum in compliance with OSHA, GMP, and Corporate requirements.
  • Monitors and champions site performance and compliance relative to HSE training expectations.


Production Support

  • Oversees and directly manages the operation of environmental control processes and equipment.  Keeps Operations and Maintenance functions informed as to the status and needs of these processes.
  • Serves as a technical HSE subject matter expert in regards to HSE requirements for plant processes and equipment.
  • Serves as an HSE resource for the site and secures additional HSE resourcing support if/as needed (either within Elementis or via contract).
  • Conducts field work specifically associated with HSE process management and compliance directly in support of ongoing Operations and/or Maintenance activities (i.e., auditing, permitting, etc.).


Plant Records

  • Collects, compiles, analyses, and manages documents related to HSE compliance processes.
  • On behalf of the Site, reports as required to both Elementis corporate functions as well as regulatory organizations.


Leadership Competence
Sets high standards for self and others, actively follows procedures, offers and champions continuous improvement, and monitors performance against key measures.

  • Actively participates as a vocal member of the Leadership Team to advocate for strong HSE processes and performance.
  • Finds ways to enhance own productivity. Takes individual responsibility for tasks providing full support to others and readily offers help and assistance.
  • Keeps self and others informed about changes to plant processes and equipment.


Additional Job Description

Knowledge/Experience/Skills Required

  • Minimum BS/BA degree preferably in Health and Safety, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline is required.
  • 5 - 10 years relevant work experience in health and safety in a chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience assuring compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Must demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience planning, conducting and interpreting results from industrial hygiene monitoring.
  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of HSE standards, practices, and their application in an industrial environment is required…such experience in the chemical process industries is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a technical degree with training and certifications in HSE. Manufacturing plant experience, including both familiarity and comfort with routine engagement in manufacturing ‘shop floor’ plant processes, is required.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to lead teams is required. A demonstrated comfort and confidence in communicating with large groups is important (e.g., leading a large group in a Safety Stand Down, etc.). Also key is demonstrated personal style of working in a cooperative culture including seeking others opinions and a teamwork style environment while being prepared to challenge and influence others towards good practices.
  • Technical strength and proficiency in the use of computer software programs systems (i.e., MS Office, and various web-based applications) is required.
  • Organizational skills for guiding a complex and technical workload are required. The ability to work with and within a large organization is also key…the ability to identify, solicit, and engage resources is critical. In addition, the ability to collect and interpret data into information and fact based solutions and planning using creativity and imagination. Evaluates based on measurable or verifiable criteria.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to walk, climb stairs and wear personal protective equipment as required.
  • Must be able to wear a respirator/face mask.
  • Frequent work in outdoor conditions.



  • Work 8 to 10 hour day shift with occasional nights, weekends, and inclement weather.


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