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Health Safety and Environmental Manager

Mitsubishi Chemical America Chesapeake ,VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description



The HSE Manager is responsible for implementing and supporting comprehensive safety and health programs that reduce injuries, losses, and equipment damage, and for promoting a “Safety First” culture.  The Health, Safety & Environmental Manager will also ensure that OSHA and other federal, state, and local regulatory agency compliance requirements are met through effective safety program management and documentation.


Roles and Responsibilities

·       Design, plan, implement, and evaluate HSE programs and procedures which meet or exceed OSHA and government compliance requirements related to safety, health and environment

·       Reduce hazards and associated risks within the organization to reduce work-related injury and illness as well as costs incurred from incidents and accidents

·       Monitor the corporate safety program and policies and procedures, seeking to continuously improve year-over-year safety performance, awareness, and behaviors

·       Maintain knowledge of OSHA policies, programs, laws, and current issues

·       Ensure all state and federal recordkeeping and reporting requirements are met

·       Develop, coordinate, and implement safety training materials and programs including required certifications

·       Securely and accurately record and maintain employee and safety training records

·       LMS Management Administrator

·       Actively manage employee injuries by working with all appropriate internal and external contacts including worker's compensation carrier and HR

·       Investigate and document all reported incidents and near misses; coordinate and conduct injury review process to determine and correct root causes

·       Develop and lead safety audit programs; conduct regular safety inspections, recommend improvement plans, report results, and follow up

·       Serve as Team Leader for emergency response, Safety Committee, and incident investigation

·       Organize and evaluate on-site drill programs such as evacuation, spill, and first aid

·       Assist with risk assessment of new or modified equipment or procedures

·       Maintain company and vendor SDS

·       Manage & execute responsibilities to comply with air emissions, stormwater, waste, wastewater, and other environmental laws, regulations, and permits. This includes federal, state, and local reporting such as USEPA EPCRA/SARA Form R and Tier II

·       Conduct “Right-to-Know” training

·       Develop GHS, SDS program, training, and documentation.

·       Monitor, evaluate, and support Contractor training programs and compliance

·       Issue specialized PPE to qualifying employees such as respirators and fall protection

·       Monitor special condition permits including hot work permit and confined space

·       Occasional overnight travel for learning opportunities or to support parent company initiatives

·       Lead company efforts for pursuit of VPP Certification

·       “Open minded” and creative thinking to design and implement effective programs, policies, and services to promote safety and support the organization’s objectives

·       Other duties as assigned

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time without notice.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. 



·       Four-year college degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field of study



·       Five to seven years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

·       Relevant certification preferred

·       Visual workplace experience (5S/6S or other)

·       VPP experience is a plus



·       Thorough knowledge of OSHA safety standard concepts, practices, and procedures



·       Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required

·       Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills

·       Demonstrated ability to develop and present training to large groups

·       Solid people skills with professional demeanor

·       Strong organizational skills

·       Ability to multi-task


Core Competencies

·       Communication

·       Team Work

·       Motivation

·       Liaising and networking

·       Decision making

·       Planning and organizing

·       Problem-solving


Physical Requirements

Ability to climb stairs and ladders, as well as maneuver around heated or moving equipment is required to conduct workplace audits, training, and inspections


EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

Mitsubishi Chemical America


401 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA
23320 USA