Safety Specialist at Ashland, LLC in Parlin, New Jersey

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious? Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Safety Specialist to join our Specialty Ingredients G.P. business at our Parlin, New Jersey facility. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the manufacturing operation. This position will report to the EHS Manager. This position will also provide support to several other manufacturing locations in New Jersey.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Safely follow Ashland policies and procedures

  • Support Process Safety Management (PSM), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Pre-safety Start-up Reviews (PSSR) activities.

  • Work with the site EHS Manager to ensure completion of regulatory requirements

  • Participate in Facility Risk Assessments and development of Strategic/Tactical goals

  • Lead the facility union-management joint health and safety committee and drive continuous improvement in the EHS culture

  • Responsible for working with production, maintenance, engineering, and resource support groups to identify risks and implement corrective actions.

  • Execute EHS improvement projects as a individual or team member, including capital projects

  • Develop annual EHS training plans, create and deliver EHS training lessons, and manage plantwide training program

  • Conduct and document regular health and safety inspections and provide coaching to all employees, contractors, and visitors to ensure continuous improvement and trend results of facility inspections to develop improvement plans.

  • Lead contractor safety programs including the sites electronic prequalification program, contractor orientation and training, and contractor inspections.

  • Participate in incident responses including emergency response procedures, incident investigations, and implementation of corrective action plans

  • Oversee site security program

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Engineer preferred

  • 3+ years in a chemical manufacturing, refining or pharmaceutical environment

  • Ability to work effectively with personnel in all departments and roles within the facility

  • Knowledge in the OSHA General Industry Standards

  • Experience with permit to work programs (confined space, hot work, line break, etc)

  • Proven communication, planning, and organization skills

  • Proven self-starter with urgency for delivering results

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • 3+ years of OSHA PSM experience

  • ASP, CSP, CIH, or ability to obtain certification

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER trained.

  • OSHA 511 General Industry class completion

  • Ergonomics training

  • Computer skills: PC - Excel, Word, PP, SAP, Aspen

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

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