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Health, Safety, Environmental & Security Specialist

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Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Midland, MI, US, 48642

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

CPI Fluid Engineering, a division of The Lubrizol Corporation, is a world leader in synthetic compressor lubricants. CPI connects the best of both worlds – the production capabilities and technical resources of major equipment and lubricant manufacturers with the flexibility and responsiveness of a service-oriented organization. Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.  Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.


HSES Specialist


This position is responsible for planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of health, safety and environmental programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees, the community and the environment. The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with the operations team.


This is a true HSES position. Accountabilities Include:

  • Health, Safety,Environmental, and Security
  • The Safety of all our employees and a continuous “Journey to Zero”
  • All aspects of HSES for CPI operations, inclusive of both the plant and the facility .
  • CPI - HSES Management systems – Synergies with Quality
  • Safety leader with the ability to hold others accountable through influence and recognition
  • Audits: Internal, external, certification, process safety, insurance
  • RC14001 standard proficient
  • Assist in support of CPI Houston facility as needed (primary base of operations will be the Midland plant).



  • Be the primary contact for site manufacturing employees and supervisors for day-to-day HSES related support and clarification on policy.
  • Ensure that federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and codes are observed.
  • Manage recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
  • Work with Lubrizol corporate HSES group to drive and/or implement corporate standards and initiatives. Working towards continuous improvement of the CPI Safety System.  Always striving for “Zero”
  • Plan, develop and implement safety training for new employee orientation and annual required programs.  Coordinate trainings for new and existing employees.
  • Identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices in the workplace, conduct and coordinate on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices. Provide advice and counseling for all compliance regulations.
  • Help develop controls for identified hazards, coordinate the implementation of controls from result of hazard analysis. Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work place accidents and injuries.
  • Conduct/coordinate illness exposure monitoring.
  • Lead / assist in incident investigations and documentation.
  • Adopt and promote Leader Standard methodology. Provide ultimate accountability.
  • Compile, analyze, interpret, and report accidents. Review property and injury reports. 
  • Initiate and manage large scale capital safety projects.
  • Implement and maintain site-specific safety and health policies in conjunction with business segment and corporate standards and policies.
  • Coordinate and oversee compliance with applicable environmental regulations including CAA, RCRA, CWA, EPCRA, SPCC, and SWP3 to ensure permitted operation.
  • Facilitate Permit / Plant required data collection, testing, inspections and associated reporting as assigned in the permits / plans. Teir II, Storm Water, Air permitting, OSHA, FCC, RCDMS, DEQ, Title 5, TSCA
  • Facilitate plant required training. DOT, IATA, RCRA, IMDG, CTPAT
  • Assist facilities with waste handling procedures, waste manifests and profiles, and the submittal of annual waste summary reports.
  • Conduct HSES audits at facilities to ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures in addition to tracking corrective actions from audits and incidents.
  • Monitor and track due dates for permits, reports, and audits. This will be done in conjunction with usage of the tracking system.
  • Facility owner accountable for the maintenance of the RC14001 program as needed.
  • Coordinate, manage, promote JSA, PHA, PSSR process safety measures
  • Assist and support the management of the CPI - IMS – (Integrated Management System)  RC/ISO   HSES
  • Assist and support the management of the CPI – ICP – (Integrated Contingency Plan)
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications: 

  • B.S./B.A. degree in EHS or physical science with at least 2-5 years related experience in health, safety and environmental management and compliance or equivalent experience.
  • Possess strong computer skills
  • Auditing experience a plus
  • Familiarity with ISO14001 certification programs
  • Experience with engineering principles and equipment safety evaluations
  • Excellent people and process management skills
  • Excellent communication skills up and down organizational structure


Considered a plus:

  • Chemical industry experience
  • SAP Knowledge
  • Other Safety/Industrial certifications
  • Leader Standard experience


Decision Making:

  • Capable of independent action; takes initiative and leads decisively.



  • Role model for behaviors defined in the Competency model that include…


Working Conditions:

  • Requires use of appropriate PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, to fulfill safety requirements.
  • Travel required 5%
  • Overtime as needed/Salary Position


Midland, Michigan offers a great quality of life with a mix of small-town America character blended with big-city opportunities.  Our residents enjoy artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities fit for communities many times our size – all with the convenience and charm of a county of 83,000 people.  There is so much more to see and experience right here in Midland County and we invite you to experience this great quality of life that Midland has to offer. 

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

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