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Health Safety amp Security Manager - Specialty Chemicals

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Akzo Nobel N.V.

Pasadena, TX

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About AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

The Polymer Chemistry Business Unit has an outstanding opportunity for a passionate professional to assume the role of  Health, Safety, and Security Manager

 located in Pasadena, TX. This position will lead the environmental, health, and safety program within a mid-sized chemical processing plant; must be well-versed in regulatory requirements and reporting standards for chemical spills, employee exposure, and incident management. You will provide management direction and support in overseeing the Health, Safety and Security of all employees at the site, coordinating Responsible Care© activities and interfacing with the community.

The Pasadena site manufactures organic peroxides which are sold to major manufacturers of thermoplastic resins such as PVC, LDPE, polypropylene, EPS and acrylic resins.  Organic Peroxide products are hazardous, mainly due to temperature controlled transportation and handling.  The Pasadena site also manufactures thermoset and crosslinking peroxides, as well as toll produces optical monomers.

This position reports to\: Site Director, Pasadena

Direct reports\: None



Conduct and insure inspection of plant facilities are complete, unsafe acts, fire protection, first aid equipment, security etc.

Act as the internal safety expert and partner with production teams and management to monitor and improve safe operations.

Coordinate site health, safety and security training activities and conducts training as needed.

Is the Responsible Care© Management Representative and will manage all appropriate Responsible Care© activities.

Investigate major incidents and accidents.

Communicates and coordinates with local and federal agencies relating to health, safety and security laws, and regulations.

Represent the Company in local, state and federal organizations, act as community interface.

Coordinate site Risk Insurance audits and deal with legal issues related to workman’s compensation and health, safety and security areas.

Coordinates emergency response training and activities.

Support the effective implementation of the corrective Action Process as defined in 14-QA-002

Other duties and assignments as directed by Site Director.

Job Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemistry, Safety, Environmental Science or equivalent.

Experience within a chemical processing plant

where hazardous chemicals are handled, stored, and transported frequently.

5 years

in a similar position with responsibility for team member safety, regulatory compliance and reporting, and operational excellence with regard to regulatory requirements.

Working knowledge of plant processes.  Specifics can be learned

Able to work in chemical plant environment

Must be able to wear respirator

Able to read, write and communicate in English

Supervisory skills

Strong communication, teamwork and planning skills

Must be able to wear steel toed shoes and hard hat when going into the plants

Must be able to walk around plant and climb ladders, stairs, etc.

Company is known throughout the industry for treating employees well, focusing on a high quality of life, and empowering team members to address concerns and improve operations. Highly visible position with upwards mobility and opportunity to directly impact and improve the success of the organization. Member of the Site Leadership Team.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening.  In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US. 

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer. 

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V) gives you access to over a million jobs and career opportunities across the US including in Pasadena. Find your perfect job and apply directly through a simply online application process

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Akzo Nobel N.V.
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Company Profile
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 47,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, we are committed to making life more liveable and our cities more human.

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