Specialist, EHS
Location:
Kalamazoo , Michigan
Posted:
November 24, 2016
Reference:
1042941


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Role Description
Knowledge and/or experience with chemical reaction hazards data, emergency relief systems design, and practical experience in hazardous analysis methodologies. Experience with chemical release modeling software is also highly desirable.

A high degree of proficiency with common computer programs, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to solve complex technical problems and provide expert technical support is a must.

Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with multiple levels of the organization and the proven ability to lead cross functional teams. Demonstrated leadership and technical capabilities. Successful track record at self-directed task accomplishments.

NOTE: This position is part of a career path/progression. If you are already on the career path/progression and you are selected for the position, you will transfer laterally with no grade change if the position was posted at your current grade. However, if your grade is different than the posted grade and you are identified as the top candidate for the position, the posting will be re-opened for five days at your grade, with the candidate identified box checked. This will necessitate you to re-post your resume in order to be considered an applicant for the updated position.

Responsibilities
Job responsibilities includes the practical and effective interpretation, implementation and execution of both external (OSHA, EPA RMP) and internal the company Guidelines related to Process Safety Management (PSM) that impact multiple areas and departments within the PGS Kalamazoo site. Responsibilities include the interpretation and application of chemical reaction hazards data to full scale production processes as it pertains to assessing risk. Working with key stakeholders evaluate the technical, safety and regulatory impact of proposed equipment and process changes as it applies to PSM and provide leadership in risk-based decision making. Responsible for leading comprehensive Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) on both exiting processes/facilities and capital projects. Participate in and/or lead incident investigations as needed/assigned. Provide technical support/review for the evaluation of relief device design basis for the plant. Act as the primary technical expert in modeling hazardous chemical releases using a sophisticated software application and the practical applications of these modeling results to PHAs, capital project reviews, emergency planning and compliance with the company PSM guidelines. Responsibilities will also include, as needed, the development and delivery of PSM related training materials to enhance the understanding and effectiveness of the program. Represent EHS on PSM issues with other plant stakeholders and coordinate PSM initiatives with other the company operational and support areas (i.e. - Engineering CPA process, Mechanical Integrity program, Emergency Response). Represent EHS on applicable committees (i.e., site drawing, Hazardous Area Classification Committee, P&ID, & code committees). Independently or in conjunction with a Team, use recognized system analysis tools to identify compliance needs and recommend cost effective, value added, technically feasible, and business-oriented approaches to compliance with the Process Safety Management standard that is also protective of personnel and company property.

Qualifications
The position requires a Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Safety or closely related discipline. 1-5 years of relevant professional experience preferred but not required. Practical experience in Manufacturing or Engineering is not required but is highly desirable.

Knowledge and/or experience with chemical reaction hazards data, emergency relief systems design, and practical experience in hazardous analysis methodologies. Experience with chemical release modeling software is also highly desirable.

A high degree of proficiency with common computer programs, such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel is required along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to solve complex technical problems and provide expert technical support is a must.

Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with multiple levels of the organization and the proven ability to lead cross functional teams. Demonstrated leadership and technical capabilities. Successful track record at self-directed task accomplishments.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
This position requires basic physical requirements such as standing, walking (indoors and outdoors), and stairway access.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Typical job responsibilities are M-F during day shift working hours, while intermittent off-shift coverage is expected. This position could require frequent time in the manufacturing areas around production equipment and may also require weekend or off-shift work to support project demands and timelines. Travel is not expected but may be required periodically.

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
the company is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. the company also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. the company is an E-Verify employer.

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