East Chicago, US

Location Details: 

Title:  EHSQ Specialist

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.   At Kemira, we foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers our employees to thrive and make a difference.


Learn more about Kemira at www.kemira.com/careers.


We are now looking for an EHSQ Specialist. The successful candidate will support the East Chicago, IN plant in meeting EHSQ targets, to ensure safe and environmentally responsible operations for our employees and the community.  They will maintain compliance with Federal, State, Municipal and Corporate regulations and develop, implement, monitor and manage all environmental, health and safety, and quality procedures and programs to continuously improve operations.  They will work actively to support employees on day-to-day issues and provide training of employees as required. 


In this role you will be responsible for:


  • Leading a proactive safety culture, ensure regulatory compliance through procedure development, auditing, and document management, and act as the principal contact with local regulators for site safety and environmental compliance. This includes advising plant management on various regulatory requirements and completing all site and regulatory reporting in a timely manner.
  • Overseeing employee training on health, safety, and environmental issues, maintaining detailed training records. Inform management and employees about safety concerns as they arise, and analyze new products, materials, and processes for effective hazard communication and safety procedures.
  • Coordinating incident analysis, action plan follow-ups to prevent reoccurrence, and maintain document control as per ISO/Corporate requirements using SharePoint. Stay updated with corporate EHSQ standards, implementing improvements and training personnel on modifications.
  • Managing the emergency response program and medical monitoring initiatives in line with corporate guidelines and the plant Integrated Contingency Plan. Develop site Industrial Hygiene protocol and supervise its execution, including coordinating the personal protective equipment program.
  • Leading the plant's waste minimization and Behavioral Safety Programs, focusing on sustainable options and positive reinforcement. Collaborate with production teams to review and improve health, safety, environmental, and quality processes, including performing hands-on laboratory work as backup for the Senior Lab Technician when needed.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


What you’ll bring to the team:


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field (Environmental, H&S engineering, or similar) and/or equivalent experience in a chemical/manufacturing facility.
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and Indiana State regulations is beneficial
  • Lab bench work capability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including ability to write and review procedures.
  • Ability to successfully time-manage in order to prioritize and cmoplete a variety of competing tasks.
  • Experience with MS office applications including word, excel, power point and outlook, and SAP.

What you can expect from us:


  • Great Opportunites for personal and professional growth.
  • A job that helps you increase your abilities and skills in various areas.
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market.
  • An attractive benefit package.
  • A great, multicultural and positive working environment.


Ready to create better every day?  Join Kemira!

For more information, please contact Jill.Smith@kemira.com by email or by phone at 1-219-801-7483.


Please apply with CV/Resume at Kemira.com/careers.