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EHS Specialist

Company: Chemtrade
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:
Scope of the Position
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for implementing and overseeing EHS programs at Chemtrade facilities and activities. These programs include, but are not limited to: environmental, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, product safety, Responsible Care, emergency response and planning, loss prevention, process safety, security and medical programs. This individual provides guidance and facilitates a collaborative approach to site management on implementation of EHS and Responsible Care programs in order to reduce risk and incidents of accidents, injuries, and environmental releases.
What You Need To Be Successful

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or science, occupational health or safety, industrial hygiene, or other relevant field preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 5 years of related safety management, environmental and/or supervisory responsibility preferably in chemical manufacturing or related environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of EHS regulations, management systems, regulatory agencies, trends and resources. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access) and extensive Internet search capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to build consensus and influence others.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented.
  • Exceptional organization and presentation skills. Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel for support visits to manufacturing sites, attendance at professional development seminars or training, or other travel as required.
    Key Responsibilities

    • Interfaces with site personnel to identify hazards, and to develop and implement corrective/improvement measures. This could include the review and approval of specific work permits, as well as participation in incident investigation teams, safety audits, design reviews, process safety reviews, project review teams, and/or job task analysis.25%
    • Maintains site management systems, Incident Management Database, Action Item Database and EHS Compliance Calendar including routine reporting, audits and permit renewals.20%
    • Promotes proactive safety participation by all employees and ensuring injuries, illnesses, incidents, near misses, and unsafe conditions are reported and investigated.15%
    • Develops, implements and maintains environmental, health and safety programs and policies to meet or exceed compliance with National, Provincial, and local regulations, internal policies and customer requirements including environmental, safety, transportation, security, Responsible Care Codes and RC 14001 requirements. 15%
    • Supports the industrial hygiene program through air and noise monitoring and exposure assessments and prepares reports.10%
    • Participates in Quality Assurance and supporting continual improvement under the ISO 9000 and RC14001 process.5%
    • Maintains all documentation essential to efficient operations of the EHS program. Monitors interactions with regulatory authorities, insurance carriers or EHS consultants on issues impacting manufacturing operations. Ensures environmental permits and reporting are up to date. Ensures permit requirements are adhered to.5%
      Position: salaried - exemptReports to: Regional EHS Manager
      CHEMTRADE is a publically traded (TSX: CHE.UN) chemical manufacturing and handling company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with 65+ locations across North America and Brazil. Chemtrade provides industrial chemicals and services to our customers in three main business segments; Sulphur & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions and Electrochemicals. Chemtrade is a reliable industry partner to the Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment and Food & Beverage industriesand is committed to the codes and ethics of Responsible Care 14001.
      We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
      Learn more about Chemtrade by visiting or follow us on Facebook.Chemtrade is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and will, where possible, provide accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Keywords: Chemtrade, Richmond , EHS Specialist, Other , Richmond, California

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