HSEP Auditor - Process & Plant Safety Expert (2 positions, one with Crisis Management focus)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.3 billion in 2018 and about 15,000 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 states.

What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly, our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, education assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.

As a HSEP Auditor - Process & Plant Safety Expert you will:

Provide critical, complex risk management and loss prevention support to the AMS Region. The position supports the success of the company through development of standards and strategies to ensure that process and operational safety risks are successfully managed and that the incumbent performs their duty in accordance with the principles of Responsible Care and the LANXESS HSEQ Policy.

The main responsibilities include the Process Safety Program:

  • As part of the Global HSEP Team, lead federally mandated OSHA PSM and EPA RMP audits.

  • Incident Investigation and reporting of HSE KPIs, Monitor Site Compliance Status, Update/refresh of POSM requirements

  • Developing and Manage Tools, Guidance, FAQs, codes/standards, websites, subscriptions, admin of tools. Includes ID of new tools, issuing alerts/updates

  • Conduct Training and Workshops in Process and Plant safety and work processes in chemical operations for plant managers and site teams

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to BUs and sites w/r/t process safety regulatory compliance, especially to plant managers. This includes, but is not limited to further development and maintenance of the POSM requirements and all related documentation.

  • Monitor upcoming changes to process safety regulations and convey updates to BUs/sites as appropriate

  • Conduct or participate in select safety-related reviews when requested or when appropriate

  • Loss Prevention Program:

  • Monitor jurisdictional inspections for NA sites

  • Update and communicate NAFTA business continuity guidance

  • Monitor site, BU, and GF business continuity and emergency response planning

One of the two positions will be responsible for Crisis Management, which will include:

  • Manage and lead the Americas Crisis Management Team (CMT), including development of team organization/structure and supporting operating protocols. Organize and operate team according to FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) concepts. (Note: CMT is a team consisting of ~30-40 personnel willing and able to respond to crisis situations 24/7).

  • Conduct periodic exercises and drills involving key elements of CMT to test and critique response capabilities.

  • Conduct training for CMT members, including introductory training for new members and annual refresher training for existing members.

  • Maintain contact and basic reference information for each NAFTA site

  • Serve as the primary notification contact for Level 1 incidents in North America, being able to receive calls 24/7.

  • When notified of Level 1 incident, immediately notify key NA personnel and determine if additional CMT members and Crisis Center must be activated.

  • Serve as the lead Crisis Team Commander during crisis events.

In order to accomplish this, you must have:

  • BS Degree in an engineering or scientific field (advanced degree preferrred)

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Project Management experience required.

  • International experience is of advantage

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.

  • Senior Expert/Specialist that is well versed with in depth knowledge of U.S. OSHA and EPA process safety requirements, as well as, Lanxess Directives and related process safety requirements

  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills or experience.

  • Professional license and/or registration preferred;

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving capabilities

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or plant environment preferred.

  • Strong written language comprehension and interpretation abilities

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Previous management experience in a team setting preferred; global management interaction experience a plus, along with the ability to successfully interact with extremely diverse personnel.

  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills addressing issues that can have a large degree of complexity

  • Excellent business and industry acumen

  • Capability for forward and innovative thinking.

  • Familiarity wtih other HSE aspects (i.e, occupational safety, distribution safety, product safety/regulatory affairs, management systems, crisis and incident management, security)

  • Training and experience as a Lead ISO/RC auditor;

  • Leading/Training plant managers w/r/t complex regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the chemical industry; specifically LANXESS business operations and processes or similar.

All interested and qualified candidates must submit a resume and salary requirements.

LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)