Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Climate Change, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for a Process Safety Manager for an well known consumer products company. Ideal candidate will have at least 10-15 years of demonstrated experience in EH&S and process safety management plus the following skills and abilities:
Develop and implement EHS programs encompassing Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management Program (RMP), employee safety, industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, product compliance and other related areas in a ‘high hazard’ manufacturing facility.
Ability to manage of Change (MOC), Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) & provide recommendations to management
Partner with facility operations management and corporate EHS and engineering resources to implement the applicable EHS programs and drive a culture of EHS excellence throughout the facility to reduce accidents, noncompliance and environmental incidents.
Responsible for environmental program compliance, RCRA, SPCC, SWPPP, CAA (non Title V), implementation of waste management programs and reduction initiatives.
Serve as Site Emergency Coordinator (training, evacuation planning, emergency response).
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Safety or Environmental Science required.
Experience implementing EHS programs in a chemical environment is required
Knowledge, training or experience in Process Safety Management (PSM / RMP) is required
Knowledge of Behavioral Based Safety
Experience in a process manufacturing environment required
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Climate Change, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for a Global EH&S Director for an North Carolina based international manufacturing company. Ideal candidate will have at least 10-15 years of demonstrated experience in EH&S field; 3-5 years in corporate/global leadership position in a process manufacturing environment with a company(ies) with Multi-billion dollar revenues plus the following skills and abilities:
Demonstrated expertise in connecting EH&S initiatives to overall company strategy and organization effectiveness utilizing effective change management techniques.
Demonstrated experience providing global leadership, strategy and direction integrating Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) policies, programs and processes in support of operational excellence and profitability.
Possess Subject matter expertise with OSHA, EPA and other regulations and standards
Provide tactical assurance of compliance with all laws, statutes, regulations and appropriate standards at all locations.
Develop and maintain global vision and policies in EH&S including “best in class processes”, audits and metrics to achieve the policy objectives. Provides assurance that all personnel at all locations and levels have the necessary understanding of, training on and remain in compliance with the policies and processes.
Bachelors degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Sciences or related field
Masters degree preferred
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred
Six Sigma green belt preferred
Success working collaboratively with leaders and employees at all levels in a complex cross-functional/cultural environment.
Communication skills (oral, written and presentation) well developed including listening, inquiry and persuasion
The Gulf Oil Spill has taught us that a spill is not a singular event but a series of poor decisions; lax regulatory enforcement or maintenance;a lack of qualified/well-trained people and bottom line thinking. One question that I have been asked about this situation is “What have we learned that can help combat future oil spills” . Here are some of the things we have learned from the oil spill.
America has received ”crash” courses in petroleum and safety engineering, marine biology, forensics (accident reconstruction), geology, hazardous materials response and environmental engineering and was interested to hear more . One of the most interesting issues about all of these fields is they are some of the very same fields where there are shortages of qualified people. Don’t believe me? (Search “petroleum” on Career Builder). I have written numerous times about the growth predictions for STEM (Science, Technology and Mathematics), related jobs from www.bls.gov and other places. These opportunities are real and they will grow even more in the coming years as more of the “Baby Boomer” workforce retires. It is my sincere hope that someone was influenced to look at these career fields as their future career choice.
The Federal government needs more qualified inspectors for offshore energy facilities: Many news outlets including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post reported the fact that Mineral Materials Management Service (MMS) only had 60 inspectors to oversee 4,000 rigs. The testimony of Mary Kendall, the Inspector General highlighted the fact that inspectors received “On the job training” and that “ inspector training and training programs have not kept pace with the technological advancements occurring within the industry.” With that assessment and the impending overhaul of the agency, there will be some additional job opportunities with MMS for those who are interested in environmental, health & safety (EH&S) careers. The CSP or Certified Safety Professional is a great certification to have when looking at these job opportunities.
The Oil & Gas industry, Federal Authorities and Gulf State governments will need an on-call cadre of cleanup workers: It is expected that the authorities and industry will put together a well-trained clean up task force for future spills to alleviate confusion and streamline operations in the future. However, training workers from scratch to clean up a hazardous material like oil is a huge undertaking which presents a host of problems. 40 hour HAZWOPER training is a good start but it is not enough. We can also expect these new workers to get advanced emergency management training such as incident command training as the government looks at ways to prepare for future incidents. Job seekers who want to be on the front lines of hazardous material clean up should look to get the Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM), Hazardous Material Manager in Training certifications (HMMT) or Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP). These certifications will give more in-depth knowledge on protocol and safety procedures.
Environmental clean up technology companies will receive more investment to develop better technology.: We learned very quickly that our country does not have enough skimmers, booms, vacuums and other equipment to handle a large spill or other disaster of this type. Kevin Costner showed everyone that a great idea, some money and a lot of patience will do wonders for investments in oil clean up technology. You can expect investment to flow into these companies once the government agencies overhaul the regulations. Before you invest in any company make sure you understand the risks.
Safety Jobs will be hot: The federal government is in the process of overhauling the safety regulations which govern the oil & gas industry but the rule changes will also effect other industries who also use hazardous materials. The affected companies will update their internal safety policies; step up training and enforcement. Look for Safety Training, Process Safety Management and field safety positions to open up.
Oil Spill Coverage Over
This concludes Hinton Human Capital’s coverage of the oil spill. In the suggested reading I have provided links to other articles which will help job seekers to find opportunities in the hazardous materials response field. I encourage readers to comment and ask questions.
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Climate Change, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for Environmental Health & Safety Trainer for a multinational company. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience delivering environmental and safety training with high level of preference for training in a chemical, petrochemical, or heavy manufacturing environment plus the following skills and abilities:
Develop and implement Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) training to manufacturing, marine transportation, and office locations.
Ability to integrate new programs with existing training programs.
Develop and implement a company wide ‘train the trainer’.
Ability to assess skill based training programs for effectiveness and make recommendations on improvements.
Strong knowledge of environmental and safety training regulatory requirements by OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies and ensure employee and company compliance.
Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization including senior managers, plant managers, corporate staff, and field personnel.
Work closely with government agencies, vendors, and safety consultants.
Bachelors degree in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, or equivalent
Travel is a required to company locations to conduct training.