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Safety Specialist

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Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.



Job Summary: 

  • Reporting to the Wickliffe Site HSES Manager, the Safety Specialist works with the R/D, maintenance and engineering departments, and others to provide technical support and practical solutions related to safety and compliance, training, emergency management and recordkeeping.



  • Provides leadership, counsel and technical assistance to the site to achieve HSES goals
  • Develops and conducts safety training as needed
  • Investigate near-miss reports
  • Attends and participates in safety meetings and inspections
  • Participates in site emergency planning, drills and incident responses
  • Evaluates new chemicals for approval
  • Provides technical support to site management and R/D regarding safety regulations and Lubrizol standards
  • Prepares updates to site safety policies and programs
  • Maintains record keeping as required by regulations and company policy
  • Serves as a point of contact for internal and external audits and inspections
  • Performs duties related to site RC14001 Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) and VPP
  • Performs and/or assists with plant wide and departmental safety audits
  • Assists with corrective actions from internal/external audits, inspections, and visits
  • Leads/participates in safety incident investigations and root cause analyses using techniques such as 5 Why and Cause Map
  • Works with personnel to improve safety on new and existing processes
  • Provides technical/professional support regarding applicable safety regulations, metrics and/or incident tracking
  • Prepares reports and presents on data
  • Participates on internal and/or corporate sponsored compliance auditing teams
  • Additional duties as assigned


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
  • Minimum five years of safety experience in the chemical industry or R/D
  • Competent in basic computer skills
  • Sound communication skills both written and verbal
  • Previous PSM and HazMat experience preferred
  • Professional certification such as CSP preferred


Working Conditions:

  • Spends 50% or greater of workday in the field
  • Able to climb and lift 50 pounds
  • Able to wear PPE including hard hats, hearing protection, respirators and safety shoes



While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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