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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Kansas City, Kansas
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Advisor/Auditor
Industry Segments:
Aerospace, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Electrical & Electronic Products, Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing, Machinery & Equipment, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous, Metals - Fabricated, Metals - Primary, Oil & Gas - Refining, Paper/Lumber/Timber, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics, Rubber & Plastics, Utilities
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Specialist

Relocation is not being provided for this opportunity. Please do not apply if you live outside of the Kansas City KS commutable area.

Position Summary:
The candidate will support the Kansas City performance chemicals site, as well as be responsible for Health & Safety (HS) activities at the Indiana and St. Louis area plants. 50% travel is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides safety and health support to multiple Performance Chemicals operating sites. 
  • Analyze the work environment and develop programs designed to control, eliminate and prevent occupational disease and/or injury and/or environmental harm caused by physical, chemical, biological agents or ergonomic factors. Must be able to align these with the organization’s requirements in order to maintain consistency.
  • Provide technical support to front line leadership on matters related to occupational safety and health compliance, and loss prevention.
  • Conducts occupational health and safety risk assessments as appropriate (e.g. aspect/impact analysis, pre-startup safety reviews, etc.) and prioritizes and recommends risk reduction and mitigation measures.
  • Conduct field and site audits/inspections to enforce adherence to laws, regulations and employer policies governing occupational safety and health compliance.
  • Prepare reports for use by company personnel and regulatory agencies. Provide safety and health support services to plant operations.
  • Develop and manage initiatives to promote a proactive health and safety culture, including processes designed to increase employee involvement, education and recognition by participation in safety committees, incident investigations training, occupational health matters and compliance auditing.
  • Upward report and interpret injury data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as behavioral factors, system failure, incomplete or faulty decision-making or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulations. 
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies on matters related to reporting and/or investigating compliance concerns. 
  • Develop and deliver regulatory required training related to health and safety. 
  • May lead and/or participate in the development and implementation of initiatives to promote a proactive health and safety culture, including processes designed to increase employee involvement, education and recognition by participating in safety committees, incident investigations, training on occupational health matters and internal auditing.
  • Assists in scoring and prioritization of safety and health capital projects, management of change and project management as appropriate.

Education and experience required

  • BS in Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or similar engineering or science degree. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) a plus.
  • 10+ years HSE experience while employed (current and historical) in manufacturing or processing industry, with at least 5 years resident at an operating site.
  • General knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) is strongly preferred.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Must be proficient in serving as a change agent within the operating environment and working with the organization/ management to improve health and safety performance.
  • Ability to address and solve complex HSE issues from a wider perspective. 
  • Must be an independent, self-motivated individual with the ability to multi-task and administer a broad range of duties including; resolving concerns, counseling employees and providing technical interpretation of policies and procedures.
  • Ability to coach, teach and counsel and be comfortable speaking to groups. Must be able to work independently without day-to-day supervision. 
  • Excellent knowledge of federal, state, and local health and safety regulations. 
  • Must also be proficient in recognizing and reducing safety and health risk. Must be comfortable in dealing with H&S issues in the operating environment and working with all levels of employees (from front-line employees to senior management).
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret regulations, professional journals, technical procedures and technical results. 
  • Ability to provide flexible judgment and solutions to concerns and/or opportunities.
  • Ability to perform physical inspections of office area, warehouses, utility spaces, construction work areas, and operating areas.

Ability to travel 50 % of the time, primarily within the US.