25 Mar, 2024

Environment, Health & Safety Specialist

  • Dupont
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Health & Safety Environment

Job Description

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Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results. 

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Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

We are looking for an Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist for our Spruance Site Plant located in Richmond, VA

This position provides EH&S (Environment, Health & Safety) and, where applicable and as a back-up, PSM (Process Safety Management) oversight, guidance, competency, and leadership.  Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and DuPont Corporate Standards, within Unit area.  Lead, monitor, audit, and provide consulting for maintaining a proactive Unit specific program to achieve Plant EH&S goals and objectives.  Jointly accountable to the Unit Leader and EH&S Site Leader.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of a detailed, task level, day to day Safety and Health program, EH&S work process, standards, and procedures.  With guidance from the EH&S Site Leader, ensures all Unit needs are covered in the program.
  • Unit subject matter expert resource for related Safety and Health and/or Process Safety information on procedures, guidelines, and standards.
  • Introduce and drive best practices across areas, from corporate, and from external benchmarking.
  • Unit subject matter expert and coach teams on Safety and Health and/or Process Safety audits and issues.
  • Develop, implement, and/or administer Safety and/or Process Safety training within the Plant/ Unit including HRA and/or PSM where applicable.
  • Assist in developing and achieving area or Unit Safety and Health goals.
  • Ensure compliance tasks are completed (OSHA, EPA, and other federal, state, and local requirements applicable to the Unit).
  • Perform the Safety and Health and/or Process Safety monitoring, data collection, analyzing and reporting for the Unit.
  • Facilitate development and review of area safety procedures and practices and ensures alignment with Site & Corporate policies and standards.
  • As required, lead / participate in Safety and Health and/or PSM related reviews, teams and improvement projects.
  • Coordinate and conduct the schedules for audits routinely with strong visibility and engagement with employees.
  • Conduct and document investigations and classification of incidents and ensure follow up actions to prevent re-occurrences that are addressed. As well as lead the Root cause methodology of an incident investigation.
  • Lead PSM Element(s)
  • Where applicable, coordinate PSM element leader meetings and element reviews and provide guidance and oversight for organization PSM element teams (as a back-up).

Capabilities Required for this Role (Knowledge Skills & Abilities):

  • Knowledge of appropriate standards, protocols, and systems.
  • Microsoft Office knowledge and skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Provide strong influence leadership to achieve strong, sustained systems and processes that support compliance.
  • Communicate effectively, orally (public speaking) and in writing to audiences at all levels within DuPont and sometimes to external agencies.
  • Safety and/or PSM Auditing skills.
  • Experience in coaching, training, networking, and facilitation.
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • Preferred, knowledge of and experience with Process Safety Management and higher hazard processes (including regulatory covered processes).
  • Where applicable, interpret Site and corporate PSM standards for understanding and appropriate application.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 5-10 years of manufacturing or related experience required.
  • Experienced in leading EH&S function in a high hazard process facility strongly desired. 
  • Experience in supporting continuous improvement to initiate new programs and processes to put in place sustainable and impactful results supporting EH&S aspects of facility.
  • Ability to support and drive a safe work culture through felt leadership, positive influence, and leading by example.

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