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Health, Safety, Environment & Security Manager

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Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Paso Robles, CA, US, 93447

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.

Health, Safety, Environmental & Security Manager


Job Summary:

This opportunity will report to the Paso Robles Plant Manager. The goals of this opportunity are to provide support in health, safety, environmental and security initiatives within the Paso Robles facility.


Key Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical/professional support regarding applicable HSES regulations and issues at the site. 
  • Responsible for compilation of EHS&S data to support completion of regulatory reports
  • Research and identify agency specific EHS&S regulatory requirements and provide recommendations
  • Conduct the training and development of the new employee and contractor training program
  • Assist in the development and implementation of training programs for EHS&S programs
  • Conduct monthly safety meetings
  • Assist in the development and implementation of written EHS&S policies and procedures
  • Work with plant departments to implement and best manage our PPE inventories
  • Issue safety permits as defined by EHS&S policies
  • Responsible for implementation of the facility California Accidental Release Program.
  • Responsible for implementation of the facility Hazardous waste management program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform and/or assist with plant wide and departmental EHS&S audits. 
    • Conduct daily plant observations/audits 
    • Conduct bi-weekly plant audits with plant departmental personnel.  Assist departmental personnel with the audit documentation, recordkeeping, and action items through Cintella
    •  Conduct Job Safety Analysis, PPE assessments, and risk assessments for all plant positions
  • Conduct EHS&S equipment inspections, which include but are not limited to:
    • Inspect fire extinguishers on a monthly basis
    • Coordinate annual fire extinguisher inspections with external vendor
    • Coordinate annual plant fire protection system inspections
    • Coordinate spill kit, eye wash, and safety shower equipment program
    • Inspect extra/miscellaneous spill kit material inventory
  • Implement EHS&S corrective actions from internal/external audits, inspections, visits, and observations.
    • Coordinate and manage the OSHA on-site consultation program
    • Participate as needed in on-site customer audits
  • Provide project engineering support to the plant project engineer: 
    • Assist plant engineering department, as needed, ensuring the safety of planning and executing capital projects
  • Facilitate incident investigations and root cause analyses
  • Other duties as required and directed by the Plant Manager


Requirements - Education, Experience, Skillset:

  • BS in chemistry, engineering, or a related technical discipline from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HSE&S systems in the chemical industry
  • Knowledge and experience in chemical manufacturing processes
  • Experience performing audits and developing CAPA systems and responses

Paso Robles is in the Central Coast of California halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. It is a short drive away from beautiful beaches and several recreational lakes. Scenic California State Route 1 runs along the Pacific Ocean through San Simeon, Morro Bay, and Big Sur. Hearst Castle, a national historic landmark, sits on a hilltop in San Simeon and was newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst’s residence. For those skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are several resorts a few hours east and northeast of Paso Robles including Mammoth Mountain and Lake Tahoe. Our city’s many restaurants offer fine dining, local cuisine, and local varieties of wines. Paso Robles is the home of the Mid-State Fair that hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry. Cuesta Community College and California Polytechnic State University are located close by for students seeking higher learning. Our thriving community has retained its small-town feel while still offering big-city amenities and has something for everyone!

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: Bakersfield
Nearest Secondary Market: San Luis Obispo

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