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Lubrizol Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Manager in Avon Lake, Ohio

Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Manager

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale. With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered Polymers at , Personal Care at , Home Care at , Lubrizol LifeSciences at , Performance Coatings at , and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems at .


The Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSE&S) Manager is responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the facility’s HSE&S and Responsible Care® programs and initiatives to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and corporate and industry standards consistent with Lubrizol’s Corporate Philosophy, and HSE&S policy. This is a highly visible position requiring significant interaction with all levels of the facility and multiple business groups, corporate HSE&S function, local community and regulatory agencies.

The HSES Manager will provide the cultural leadership necessary to support the facility management team and site members (employees, contractors, visitors) in both commercial, laboratory and pilot plant production to achieve the key result of having a positive Safety Culture of Operational Excellence: Strong People, Strong Systems, Personal Care, Open Communication and Trust.


  • Establish a plant Safety culture that is responsive to the manufacturing environment and business needs through team work and personal responsibility/ownership of the processes.

  • Provide leadership for the facility’s HSE&S programs, instilling cultural values of Responsible Care and care for self and others.

  • Provide oversight to plant security and Emergency Response Teams. Create plant security protocols and conduct periodic security audits. Ensure that the location has a written Crisis Communication plan that enhances the company's relations with employees, customers, community, media, and the general public. Leads, coordinates, and participates in periodic drills.

  • Develop and implement programs, plans and procedures, as requested, for meeting/exceeding Safety performance goals and implementation of the Company Safety Elements and Responsible Care Metrics.

  • Lead safety-incident investigations to determine root-cause and corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

  • Work with appropriate groups to incorporate new raw materials, products and processes into the facility, while ensuring effective process improvement.

  • Manage the implementation of an industrial hygiene program for the site including job exposure assessments, employee monitoring and associated recordkeeping, reporting and follow-up to minimize or eliminate exposure risks.

  • Oversee the administration of the Occupational Medical Surveillance Program for the site.

  • Assure regulatory compliance is maintained by overseeing programs that include, but are not limited to, regulatory reporting, record keeping, permitting, emission testing, emission inventories, TRI, NPDES and hazardous waste management. Assist and conduct regulatory reviews to ensure proper application of regulations to the facility.

  • Assist in administering the workers compensation program for the site, maintaining files and interacting with the Third-Party Administrator and medical service providers.

  • Develop and implement internal HSES audit process for the site. Perform HSES inspections; document audits and interact with employees on the production floor on a regular basis.

  • Coordinate/implement/administer appropriate Process Safety Management Programs as necessary, including program coordination with production and maintenance.

  • Train and develop direct reports, providing opportunity for their professional growth.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements:

  • BS in safety management, engineering, science or related HSES field.

  • Minimum of 5 years HSE&S specialization and management experience.

  • Proven ability to effectively lead with minimal supervision, demonstrating an entrepreneurial attitude.

  • Self-starter with a drive and desire to manage multiple projects from start to completion with effective and competitive results.

  • Strategic and creative thinker with a proven track record of learning from both successes and failures.

  • Ability to effectively work in a matrix organization.

  • Capacity to influence at all levels both inside and outside of the organization.

  • Strong PC skills, including MS Office software; strong understanding of SAP.

  • Ability and willingness to walk and climb stairs as needed and wear PPE within the Plant on a daily basis for audits and area inspections.

Considered a Plus:

  • Proficiency in leading a chemical manufacturing plant’s Safety organization; ability to provide direction, support and development for manufacturing and process technology teams in the plant.

  • Leading cross functional teams toward improvement targets.

  • Experience in Reliance ETQ Quality Management Software.

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or in process to achieve certification.

  • Prior successful implementation of safety or environmental management systems RCMS, OSHAS 18000, ISO 14000, etc.

  • Proven background in developing and presenting training programs.

  • Knowledge of batch and continuous chemical processing.

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Building Relationships and Collaboration

  • Open Communication and Establishing Trust

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Planning and Execution

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio at , Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio at is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play. This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation. From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio .

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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