Safety Specialist III

Magnolia, Arkansas, United States of AmericaMagnolia, Arkansas, United States of America
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Job Description

Albemarle is looking for a Safety Specialist to focus on the safety needs of the Magnolia Plant site and contribute to the development and maintenance of our behavior-based safety programs. The individual will drive prevention of incidents, reduction of injuries, improve response, and develop policies and procedures at a site level that are in line with corporate expectations.  The Safety Specialist will also support frontline employee safety performance through audits, engagement, and training.

Role and Responsibilities

- Lead site policy & procedure committee

  • Maintain site policy and procedure database for HSE
  • Ensure HSE policy and procedures are up to date and current with OSHA and Corporate policies
  • Schedule regular meetings
  • Communicate changes to policies to site – tailgates, training, etc.

- Lead safety programs

  • Implement and maintain site safety standards
  • Promote safety initiatives at site level
  • Participate in off-site audit at other Albemarle locations
  • Site VPP champion – Must complete SGE certification within first year
  • Investigate incidents
  • Using Sologic / RCA/ 5 Why
  • Active member of 1 or more SET teams
  • SET guidance team member
  • Lead quarterly SET team meetings

- Manage site PPE matrix – amend, correct, update as needed

- Manage Incident / Issue management reviews with area leaders

  • Track incident reports to completion
  • Issue management – safety recommendations, etc.

- Secondary coverage of West & South plant security guards when needed

  •   Verifying DHS daily requirements are being complete (perimeter checks, car searches)
  •   Coaching supervisor on manager skills
  •   Ensure shipping paperwork and processes are followed

- Assist in the Management of the Safety Advocate program

- Engage SA in all safety-related items – (I.E.)

  • Incident investigations
  • Safety issues resolution
  • Policies, permits, procedures
  • ISN Contractor Management
  • Security
  • PSM
  • ERT
  • SET teams
  • Formal Sologic, RCAs
  • Regional OSHA seminars
  • Meetings: Global HSE call, weekly HSE staff, daily dashboard, HSE weekly – when applicable

- Secondary coverage for ISN contractor management system

  • Contractor approval
  • Contractor Vetting – policies, Insurance requirement, TRIR
  • Safety Program verification
  • Spend 40-50% of time out in the field interacting with site personnel driving cultural changes and looking for hazards
  • Rotating HSE on-call team

Required Qualifications and Education

  • Four-year degree in a HSE related field such as Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Science, or related degree with a minimum 1+ years of experience working in a Safety, Environmental, or PSM (Process Safety Management) position in a facility with flammable/toxic chemicals


  • 5-10+ years of chemical plant HSE experience (certifications a plus, but not required)

Desired Skills

  • Proficient computer skills in, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, SAP, Lenel, Facilex
  • Safety related certifications such as ASP, CSST, CSHO, CIH, CSHM or related
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Regulatory compliance knowledge(OSHA)
  • Team Player
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solver
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Join ERT Team(s)

Magnolia site employees should be aware of both the Albemarle Magnolia Site Quality Policy and the Albemarle Magnolia Site Quality Objectives plus understand how their role contributes to each.  Employees are required to follow and support the requirements of our quality management system which is available on the ISO Sync site and can be accessed through Albert by all site workers. #LI-JH3

We are partners to one another in pioneering new ways to be better for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. When you join Albemarle, you become our most essential element and you can anticipate competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and resources that foster your well-being and fuel your personal growth. Help us shape the future, build with purpose and grow together.

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