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Health, Safety, Environmental & Security Manager

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Date: Feb 27, 2023

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Job Summary:

The HSES Manager is responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership in the development and implementation of the facility’s HSES and Responsible Care programs and initiatives to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and corporate and industry standards consistent with Lubrizol’s Corporate Philosophy, and Health, Safety, Environment and Security Policy. This is a highly visible position requiring significant interaction with all levels of the facility organization, outside parties, and corporate HSES functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of HSES programs and initiatives in support of the facility’s compliance programs, RC14001 System, and facility/corporate goals.
  • Assure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies and standards.
  • Develop, deploy and audit HSES employee training programs.
  • Provide oversight to plant security and Emergency Response Teams. Create plant security protocols and conduct periodic security audits. Ensure that the location has a written Crisis Communication plan that enhances the company’s relations with employees, customers, community, media, and the general public. Leads, coordinates, and participates in periodic drills.
  • Oversee the administration of the Occupational Medical Surveillance Program for the site.
  • Coordinate, implement and administer appropriate Process Safety Management programs as necessary, including program coordination with Production and Maintenance.
  • Identify needs and prioritize, develop, and implement HSES department activities to ensure that it is supporting and contributing to the goals and objectives of the plant.
  • Manage complex environmental matters related to groundwater, air permitting, SWPP & SPCC.
  • Represent Lubrizol at community activities (e.g., LEPC, local emergency responders) as appropriate.
  • Provide technical/professional support regarding applicable Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSE&S) regulations and issues at the site.
  • Develop and/or maintain HSE&S recordkeeping system that provides timely reporting both internally and to external agencies.
  • Manage HSE&S projects and programs in a cost-effective manner.
  • Participate as an auditor in the Corporate HSE&S and RC14001 audit program upon request.
  • Attend training and seminars necessary to maintain proficiency in HSE&S skills and knowledge.
  • Serve as a plant media contact.


Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, occupational health, or related major.
  • Five or more years of HSES compliance management and RC14001 experience in a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to provide leadership necessary to support the facility Leadership Team and site staff members
  • Proven track record for managing complex environmental matters.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and lead in a team environment.
  • Ability to work successfully with internal and external customers in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to work with regulatory representatives and outside parties in a professional manner



If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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