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Health & Safety Manager

Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #312
Wednesday, July 6, 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 Health & Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring we operate our facility in a safe and secure manner and in compliance with all corporate, local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, while maintaining a robust emergency response program. This role champions Health & Safety improvements in the workplace through team members, activities, and programs.  The role is one of a working leader with direct reports and reports to the site Plant Manager.


Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and implement specific tools and initiatives to increase awareness, engagement, and capability and to achieve overall site H&S objectives 
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate health and safety performance to drive continuous improvement 
  • Share learnings and good practices with other parts of the organization; actively contribute to corporate initiatives 
  • Coordinate efforts to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and local and state regulations 
  • Support development of safety training materials and programs for all departments 
  • Develop and update all required written standards, policies, and procedures in accordance with company, local, state, and federal standards 
  • Coordinate all on-site health, safety and security surveys including but not limited to noise and air monitoring, ergonomic surveys, insurance reviews, and other audits/assessments 
  • Coordinate safety investigations with department team members to include hazard assessments, recommendations for improvements, and communication of resolution to all affected employees 
  • Evaluate and give recommendations on ergonomics and safety for new equipment/line layout and design 
  • Coordinate resources and contribute to the RC 14001 process 
  • Ensure building security and compliance are in line with company standards 
  • In consultation with company requirements, support internal safety audits and inspections to ascertain compliance with applicable legal requirements, company safety policies, and the facility’s Safety Compliance Program and appropriately document such events and efforts undertaken to address identified concerns 
  • Ensure reporting of OSHA recordable/lost time incidences and required facility data based on incident reporting rules 
  • Prepare written Emergency Response Plan and execute necessary procedures to validate
  • Maintain the Business Continuity Plan for the site
  • Assure proper retention of all applicable governmental records required of the facility to meet all federal, state, and company record retention requirements 
  • File all required permits, forms, and documentation as required by the governing local, state/federal agencies within the required timeframe
  • Lead the Safety Specialists Team as direct reports, and support other HSE department team members as needed to meet site goals


 Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, health or related discipline OR a minimum of 10 yrs experience in Health, Safety, Security and/or Emergency Response areas in a utility generation, chemical manufacturing, or heavy industrial setting in lieu of degree
  • 3+ years of leadership/people-management or equivalent experience


Additional Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated experience in cultural change and continuous improvement
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and Worker’s Compensation Law
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Office Skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including training and presentation skills 
  • Strong technical writing skills (policies, procedures, reference manuals, etc.) 
  • Ability to influence with integrity without direct control, across all levels of the organization 
  • Excellent interpersonal and employee relations skills 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task 
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
Don’t meet every single requirement? At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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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  • Hopewell, VA 23860, USA