EHS Specialist / Sr. Specialist

Company Name:
Kinder Morgan
EHS Specialist / Sr. Specialist
Job ID #:10430 Location:LA-GEISMAR
Functional Area:Misc./Trades Position Type:Full Time
Experience Required:1 - 3 Years Relocation Provided:
Education Required:High School Diploma
Position Description
The EHS Specialist job entails the ability to resolve EHS issues at the Geismar Methanol Terminal, as well as other Lower River Region sites as needed. The Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the implementation and development of multiple health, safety, and environmental tasks including, but not limited to, employee and contractor safety, safety training, incident investigation, emergency response and industrial hygiene monitoring.
oAssist the EHS Manager with development and implementation of all site, corporate and regulatory EHS requirements.
oPromote EHS awareness by building on existing culture and programs strengths, contributing communication with all level employees, and promoting positive reinforcement of safety and health rules and regulations.
oMaintain up-to-date knowledge of site, corporate and regulatory requirements.
oConduct formal and informal site audits, job audits and routine walk-arounds as needed or as directed.
oAssist site personnel with implementation and interpretation of site EHS regulations.
oInform site management of violations of EHS procedures and document findings, corrective actions, and tracking of closure of items identified.
o Ensure the terminal has the necessary resources to conduct daily activities in highest degree of personal safety, including training, equipment, and motivation.
o Safety management and oversight of day to day terminal level responsibilities.
o Take the lead in the implementation of Operational Excellence programs and ensure compliance.
o Manage safety budgets for the terminal.
o Report and communicate with employees, supervisors, and management on all safety issues.
o Manage training program and incident investigations.
o Emergency planning and preparation, including scheduling and conducting drills and exercises.
o All other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
Educational Requirements
(minimal requirements and any additional education or training that would helpful)
o High School Diploma or Equivalent
o Industrial Hygiene/Safety Management certifications & training a plus.
o Must demonstrate leadership and a strong work ethic with a minimum four (4) years demonstrated work experience in EHS field.
o Ability to work in a fast pace environment and multi-task.
o Experience in Emergency Response, Haz-Mat, Fire or Rescue required.
o Proficient command of regulations and ability to interact with customers, regulatory agencies, and peers.
o Capable of assisting in development of EHS policies and procedures.
o Must possess leadership and personnel management skills with superior work ethic and dependability.
o Must have experience in training and instructing employees.
o Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions as this position will require some outside work activities.
o Must be willing to work flexible shifts.
o Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
o Ability to take initiative, exhibit self direction and work with co-workers to accomplish defined goals in a fast paced, challenging environment.
o Must be able to work with a team, give direction to subordinates, keep required work schedule, focus on attention to details, and implement safety requirements.
o Must be able to function as a leader on Emergency Response Teams including successfully complete and pass required training and certification courses in regards to Industrial Firefighting School and Confined Space Rescue Training.
o Must be able to perform the physical requirements including but not limited to walking up and down stairs/ladders, negotiating uneven surfaces and carry up to 50 lbs.
o Able to perform tasks while wearing a full face respirator or supplied air.
o Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a clean driving record in accordance with KM's insurance requirements.
oAbility to attain TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) as issued by TSA.
o Successful completion of company drug screen and background check upon job offer.
Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge
(above the minimum requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position)
o Professional safety certifications are preferred, but not required.
o Experience in terminal operations or heavy industrial operations preferred.
o VPP experience a plus.
o RMP experience a plus.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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