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Sr. Safety Specialist

Chester, VA, USA Req #397
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
About AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at

Position Summary: The Sr. Safety Specialist provides global support for driving safety excellent. This position focuses on the implementation of effective operating mechanisms that assure regulatory compliance, management of HSE (Health, Safety, and Environmental) programs, achievement of performance excellence at the operating line level, and supporting a mature HSE culture via the systematic processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Demonstrate a strong commitment to HSE excellence and a passion for occupational safety

· Lead by example and engage and inspire employees daily to want to work safely and look out for their co-workers' well-being

· Develop and support the implementation of HSE programs and practices consistent with the regulatory and corporate requirements

· Provide expert technical support across the organization

· Assist in establishing vision, goals, objectives, and targets for HSE performance; assist in developing quality metrics to drive performance improvement

· Provide expert hands-on technical involvement on issues, programs, and processes involving compliance with HSE standards and policies

· Provide assistance to maintain and improve site HSE Management System in accordance with Responsible Care 14001 standards

· Provide expert technical support for Industrial Hygiene Programs including Personnel & Area Sampling, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) selection and compliance, Hazard Communication Program, Chemical Approvals, and Training

· Participate in HSE activities and teams to improve and drive the HSE maturity level via Continuous Improvement

· Support the HSE programs by engaging and spending in the time operating areas daily

· Manage the site loss prevention programs

· Participate in the development, implementation, and verification of the site’s compliance training programs

· Assist and support the operating areas on a 24/7 basis as needed. (i.e. plant turn a rounds)

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in safety or environmental science, engineering, chemistry, or related

· Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or others a plus

· Radiation Safety Officer or working knowledge of Radiation Programs a plus

· Six Sigma (Green Belt certified) or equivalent experience implementing productivity / continuous improvement projects is desired

· 3+ years of experience in an occupational safety, health, or environmental role

· Valid Driver’s License

Additional Qualifications:

· Thorough working understanding of US Occupational Safety, EPA, etc. laws and regulations

· Experience with ISO based management systems, RC14001 experience preferred

· Industrial hygiene experience in a manufacturing environment

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to provide timely and effective communications to all levels of the organization

· Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives

· Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all level of an organization

· Strong decision-making skills with bias for action balanced with consensus building abilities

· Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple / varied tasks efficiently

· Demonstrated proficiency with incident investigations and root cause analysis

· Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, databases, SAP, graphics)

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification. To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Other details

  • Job Family SC03 - ISC HSE
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Chester, VA, USA