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US, York, SC HSSE Engineer 2022-66

US, York, SC HSSE Engineer 2022-66

We are currently looking for a safety focused team player who will be our HSSE Engineer in York, SC supporting our medical grade silicone manufacturing operation.



This newly created position is responsible for supporting the success of the Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) Compliance program.  This position’s responsibilities include developing and administering effective safety training procedures, providing support to site Management-of-Change review process, and developing and managing projects to improve the safety of working environments.  The incumbent will recommend and support the implementation of actions to ensure site activities are compliant with corporate, local, state, and federal EHS regulations.  This position has an active role in leading and supporting various activities within the Compliance group as they relate to the site’s Responsible Care Management System (RC 14001).

The successful candidate will work under general guidance to coordinate actions and lead various functions through influence in order to ensure safe practices and compliance with regulations and company requirements.  They will spend time on activities such as auditing lab and manufacturing equipment, coordinating responses to deviations, providing safety training, researching OSHA regulations to determine actions to take to correct deviations.  Additionally, they will participate on the site HSSE Committee to drive the safety culture.

From a technical perspective, this role will work closely with other functional groups on site as a resource to institute solutions to identified risks (ergonomic evaluations, process improvement suggestions, environmental deviations, etc.). He/she will also support HSSE continual improvement efforts by following up on actions assigned as output from Incident Reports, Injury Reports, Management of Change Submissions, etc.  This position will provide ground-level HSSE support and guidance during critical phases of new equipment installation or startup after significant changes.

Finally, will have responsibility for the administration of Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Compliance Systems, driving the tracking, follow-up, and closure of reported HSSE deviations on the site.  This includes reviewing and providing feedback to HSSE Manager on Process Safety items in the New Process Introduction, MOC, and Incident Reporting systems, managing the site’s Hazardous Waste program and maintaining the site’s Environmental permits by ensuring all audits, inspections, and reports are completed on time and properly documented.



  • BA/BS degree in professionally or technically related field such as Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science or Engineering
  • 1 - 5 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing or other related environment with primary job responsibilities focused on HSSE activities and programs
  • Familiar with regulatory health, safety, environmental, and security requirements (OSHA, EPA, Homeland Security, etc.) applicable to the operation of a chemical manufacturing facility
  • Prior experience working in highly regulated industries such as Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical chemicals, etc. preferred
  • Familiar with Quality and HSSE Mgmt. Systems such as RCMS, RC14001, ISO14001, ISO13485, cGMP, etc.
  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing concept and tools (i.e. Six Sigma experience or certification) desired.
  • Ability to be organized with a strong attention to detail and time management skills required.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to identify trends and identify applicable actions.
  • Prior experience managing projects is preferred.
  • Proven ability to identify problems and propose successful resolutions.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of leadership as well as with plant personnel.
  • Knowledge of various IT systems including MS Office, SAP or similar systems and databases is desirable.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to travel periodically, both domestic and international

Elkem will conduct a post-offer background check to confirm the information provided by candidates during the recruitment process. Additionally, a post-offer physical, including a substance screening, is required. Relevant candidates will be informed of this if it applies.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disabled and if you are an individual with a disability, who requires an accommodation, please contact us.

  • Region: North America
  • Division: Silicones
  • Job type: HSSE
  • Working hours: Full Time
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  • Application deadline: 31.12.2022
  • Location: York, SC