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Senior EH&S Specialist

Company: PolyOne
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION:

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

--- Dyneema -, the world's strongest fiber---, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports

--- Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy

--- Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint

--- Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility

Avient employs approximately 10,000 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care -, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work -. For more information, visit www.avient.com.

WHY AVIENT:

Avient Corporation is a world-class sustainable organization built on innovation, collaboration, and employee development. We are committed to providing a supportive and dynamic work environment where our diverse associates can grow and succeed, as well positively impacting our planet and the communities we serve. Our Great Place to Work culture, values, and benefits make Avient an employer of choice for top talent.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

Job Summary

The position is responsible for the Safety, Health and Environmental policies, procedures and operations at the manufacturing plants. The Senior EH&S Specialist is also responsible for training systems across all plant functional areas. Ensures the plant is in full compliance with the corporate, city, county, state and federal government Safety, Health, and Environmental laws and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Inspects facilities, machinery, equipment, and personnel practices to identify potential safety and health concerns and hazards. Identifies training gaps, and develops training materials/programs designed to address the concern.
  • Trains employees and management in safe practices including: Hazard Communications, blood borne pathogens, respirator use, lock-out/tag-out, forklift operation, hot work, confined space, fire protection, site evacuation, contractor safety and safe lifting.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert at other plants to help identify potential problems; works with plant management to develop solutions.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes and rules.
  • Ensures that all E, H, S reporting is completed timely and accurately. This includes Avient-required, government, agency and other reporting.
  • Ensure that programs exist and are followed for all necessary employee monitoring and testing requirements are performed appropriately.
  • Develops and maintains safety systems, policies, and procedures for the site.
  • Conducts accident investigation and provides recommendations to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Chairs assigned committees; i.e. Safety Committee, Site Emergency Response Team, Recycle Team.
  • Acts as Company representative in dealing with government agencies on safety, health and environmental matters affecting the site.
  • Responsible for all safety-related permit programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving site security programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all waste streams are properly classified and handled.
  • Ensures that E, H, S standards are met by all onsite contract services.
  • Provides information to top management on accidents, causes, and costs and recommends long-range accident reduction and cost containment objectives.
  • Coordinates activities with local fire departments and other government/civic functions on inspection of facilities.
  • Ensure safe operation, modification and installation of equipment in all buildings.
  • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's - EH&S or equivalent experience
    • 5-7 years of prior EH&S experience
    • Software Skills; Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, SAP Additional Qualifications

      Personal Skills - Stress Management

      Personal Skills - Reading/Comprehension

      Personal Skills - Self Motivated

      Personal Skills - Training/Mentoring Others

      Personal Skills - Analytical Skills

      Personal Skills - Time/Priority Management

      Personal Skills - Work on a Team

      Personal Skills - Organizational Skills

      Personal Skills - Conflict Resolution Skills

      Leader of Others - Drives Engagement

      Leader of Others - Courage

      Leader of Others - Values Differences

      Leader of Others - Ensures Accountability

      Leader of Others - Develops Talent

      Leader of Others - Organizational Savvy

      Cross Functional - Budget Management

      Cross Functional - Chemical Industry

      Cross Functional - Leadership Experience

      Cross Functional - Manufacturing Industry

      Manufacturing - Industrial Operations

      Manufacturing - Safety Procedures

      Cross Functional - Process Improvement

      Manufacturing - Manufacturing Operations

      Cross Functional - Legal and Regulatory Compliance

      Cross Functional - Problem Solving Techniques

      Competencies

      Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development. The most critical for success in this role include:
      • Leader of Self - Instills Trust
      • Leader of Self - Action Oriented
      • Leader of Self - Collaborates
      • Leader of Self - Customer Focus
      • Leader of Self - Situational Adaptability
      • Leader of Self - Being Resilient
      • Leader of Self - Demonstrates Self-Awareness
      • Leader of Self - Communicates Effectively

        Physical Demands

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 55 lbs. Specific vision abilities may be required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to moderate. Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting quantitative and qualitative productivity standards. Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on the phone.

        WHY AVIENT:

        At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as LEAD by Women, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride and EMBRACE to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

        At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.

        Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. #LI-AD1

Keywords: PolyOne, Minneapolis , Senior EH&S Specialist, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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