EHS Specialist- Littlefield, TX
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America?s Best Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Where the Chemistry Happens? The Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for supporting EHS programs at the Littlefield site including nearby offsite warehouses associated with cotton seed storage. This position will be involved with all aspects of EHS including Occupational Safety, Process Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health (Medical) and Environment through a shared North American services structure (also known as the HUB).Formula for Success: You Will? Principal ResponsibilitiesDevelop and work with site leadership to implement site programs related to applicable EHS federal, state and local regulatory programs and BASF EHS Standards.Develop effective training materials and deliver training to site employees regarding EHS Work Instructions and/or Standard Operating Procedures related to applicable EHS federal, state and local regulatory programs and BASF EHS policies and requirements.Develop and conduct site-specific drills related to EHS crisis and emergency response situations.Be responsible for conducting EHS incident investigations, identifying appropriate corrective actions and reporting.Display thorough understanding of applicable OSHA, EPA and state EHS rules and regulations.Demonstrate experience in the practical application and implementation of major EHS programs such as safe work permits, confined space entry, hot work, lock-tag-try, and line breaking.Conduct EHS audits and inspections as needed.Participate in regulatory inspections and report findings to stakeholders.Provide expertise to work on EHS HUB-related activities.Develop effective working relationships with site management, employees, and the HUB EHS community to drive continuous improvement in EHS performance.QualificationsBachelor?s degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, EHS, Science, or related fields, combined with a minimum of 3 years of experience in EHS and/or Processing Operations within industry OR an Associate?s degree with 3 years of experience in EHS and/or Processing Operations within industry; OR High School diploma plus 5 years of experience EHS and/or Processing Operations within industry in lieu of degreeExperience in Seeds industry is preferred.Experience in Management of Change, incident investigations, and root cause analysis.Experience in OSHA Process Safety Management and EPA Risk Management Program development and Implementation is preferred.Experience in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.Proven ability to drive change and develop, implement, and manage effective EHS program.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with employees and contractors within all levels of the organization.Ability to work with and lead teams Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. you@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you?ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products DivisionApply for this job.