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HSES Manager

Job Requisition ID:  34303

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Job Summary:

This position will lead and manage all health, safety, environmental, and security (HSES) programs at the Jefferson, Pennsylvania Site location assisting the site in its vision of achieving zero injuries, zero environmental incidents and zero non-conformances. The position is a member of the site manager’s leadership team and reports directly to Corporate HSES Management.


Minimum Education Requirements


A Bachelor's Degree in a technical field such as: Occupational Safety and Health, Chemical Engineering, or other technical degree from an accredited university with experience as a Health, Safety, and/or experience in process safety management and/or industrial safety. HSE certifications (CSP, CIH) or a Professional Engineer License is considered a plus.


Job Duties


The following are general duties that represent the broad spectrum of job assignments.  The level of responsibility and job duties within the job assignment are commensurate with established company-wide requirements.


  • Demonstrates a willingness and desire to function in a team setting and exhibit behaviors that would support overall company goals and objectives.
  • Actively participates in improvement teams, projects, and safety programs as well as follows and upholds the Eastman Team principles.
  • Some assignments may require rotation among various processes in order to provide optimum training and flexibility.


The following are more specific to this job assignment:


  • Manage a team of professional HSES personnel by setting strategic goals and performing routine performance assessments.
  • Provide regulatory interpretation, program development and implementation to sustain operations and maintain the facilities right to operate.
  • Drive critical HSES improvement programs and in a clear concise manner communicate program progress and resource needs to functional business and site leadership.
  • Lead and manage efforts to assure site compliance with all HSES applicable regulations that apply to the Manufacturing operations; current and projected.
  • Support and implement Corporate initiatives to include the ACC Responsible Care Management System.
  • Manage external third-party audits and inspections including regulatory agencies, insurance companies and other non-government agencies.
  • Manage local and state agency relationships and participate in advocacy activities at the community and local legislative, regulatory and trade association to minimize impacts on plant goals.
  • Manage HSES budgets and costs centers by conducting monthly cost reviews for all cost center owners and insure budget planning.
  • Develop and execute strategic HSES plans and Management Systems.
  • Travel associated with this position is less than 5%.


Mandatory Job Qualifications:


The requirements that an individual must possess to perform the essential elements of the job:


1. Job skills, educational background, training requirements or training required:

  • B.S. Degree
  • Must be able to read with comprehension and interpret job/division policies and procedures
  • Must be able to write legibly
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with others orally, in writing, and electronically

2. Physical requirements

  • Must be able to climb steps as necessary to access equipment
  • Must be able to work overtime as requested
  • Must be able to walk, sit and stand
  • Must be able to drive a vehicle inside the plant
  • Must be able to operate a personal computer

3. Mental Requirements

  • Must have ability to understand, interpret, and remember written and oral procedures.
  • Must routinely be able to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Must be mentally alert.
  • Must be able to routinely apply knowledge, team and problem-solving techniques in decision-making.
  • Must be able to work harmoniously in a team environment.
  • Must be able to interact cooperatively and constructively with customers, supervision, and co-workers.
  • Must be able to learn, remember and apply new skills and technologies
  • Ability to comprehend and utilize basic and advanced mechanical theories and concepts.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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