EH&S Specialist (Beachwood, OH) **NJ/OH State Regulatory Knowledge Preferred**-1903714 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team--especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
EHS Specialist (1903714) - Beachwood, OH
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to join our team to support our Beachwood, OH and Union, NJ R&D sites. This role will be based in Beachwood, OH with frequent travel to our Union, NJ R&D site . In this role, you will ensure compliance, coordination, and continuous improvement of environmental and process safety programs and projects. This includes providing regulatory expertise and ownership of the site's compliance assurance process. You will also provide leadership on all aspects of environmental standards by reviewing applicable standards and interpreting associated requirements to the site and advising site management of compliance concerns. Additionally, you will develop strategies and programs to ensure compliance to new federal, state or local regulations.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your education and experience, you will provide technical and regulatory expertise to ensure occupational safety, industrial hygiene and environmental compliance at the respective operations, as part of a zero-incident mindset.
Your experience with EPA, NJDEP and permitting in New Jersey and Ohio will be critical as you update and maintain environmental permits overseeing the waste management program for the respective operations.
Your strong leadership ability will be essential as you provide strategic leadership and work with management on identified EHS issues/recommendations/opportunities to foster continuous improvement of EHS programs and culture. You will ensure all EHS program elements are developed under the principles of Operations Line Management Accountability for EHS.
As a subject matter expert, you will assist sites with implementation of corporate standardized EHS policies and procedures, included but not limited to OSHA Laboratory Standard, Safe Work Permits, Job Safety Analysis, Management of Change, Incident/Accident investigation, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, hot work permits, forklift and elevated surfaces work, hoists and cranes, electrical safety, ergonomics.
Working well in a team, you will participate in capital project reviews consistent with the level of industrial hygiene and safety expertise needed.
Successfully engaging within and outside the organization, you will provide field presence and support to include, but not limited to, reinforcing a culture of behavior-based safety, field audits/inspections and coordinate/track findings. You will also support the interface with regulatory agencies and third parties, as needed, on compliance and enforcement issues.
Your strong proactive nature and communication skills will serve you well as you prepare materials for safety meetings and facilitate staff safety meetings as needed.
Demonstrating your exceptional safety orientation will be vital as you collaborate and interface with business partners and functional teams where the ability to gain cooperation is critical.
Your professional certification(s) in safety and environmental practices will be an asset as you communicate and facilitate the sharing of programs, procedures, and tools that promote a safe working environment.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you--the whole you--in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.