Eastover, US

Location Details:  South Carolina

Title:  Manager, EHSQ

EHSQ Manager     

Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities.


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. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.


We are now looking for an Environment, Health, Safety and Quality Manager for our Eastover, SC location. This position will lead and administer a proactive safety program to assure a positive safety culture throughout the plant and ensure compliance with all regulations through procedure development, training, auditing, and document management. Provide guidance for plant management to operate the facility in an environmentally responsible manner. Additionally, this position is responsible for all phases of the plant quality assurance lab including managing site ISO requirements (9001, 14001, 45001).


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Write safety and environmental related procedures. Train employees on these procedures and audit compliance of personnel with these procedures.
  • Act as technical resource to plant management on environmental and safety issues
  • Participate in monitoring critical process variables and critical equipment concerns that bear a direct impact on safety and work with plant staff on implementing safety related projects
  • Act as liaison to Kemira corporate EHSQ function
  • Actively lead all safety and environmental incident investigations
  • Participate in all process safety related incident investigations, hazard analyses, PHA’s, etc.
  • Provide case management for all work-related medical incidents to ensure proper treatment, classification and worker compensation
  • Participate in employee emergency medical visits to ensure appropriate care is provided while maintaining due diligence in case management
  • Build and maintain relationships with local outside agency representatives (i.e. fire, labor, LEPC, industrial safety groups)
  • Report hazardous waste management and effect removal of onsite waste, hazardous and non-hazardous; biennial waste reduction potential
  • Report environmental protection performance and program compliance in storm water, clean air management and process water monitoring
  • Collect and maintain data needed to complete the OSHA 300 log
  • Monitor plant safety equipment (fire, respiratory protection, etc.) and replacement
  • Ensure company safety and environmental standards are met
  • Work with the Production Manager to ensure company quality standards in production are met
  • Ensure all established policies, rules and regulations, and procedures are followed
  • Assist Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager and other staff in coordination of capital projects
  • Manage plant quality assurance lab for both process control and product quality
  • Accept other roles and responsibilities as assigned by the Plant Manager


What you can expect from us:

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market.
  • Attractive benefits package.
  • A positive working environment.


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety management, Occupational Health, Engineering, Science or other related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ chemical manufacturing experience
  • Certification in the following is preferred -- EMT, CSP, ASP, HAZWOPER, DOT, Industrial Hygiene
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Strong knowledge of government safety and environmental regulations
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Ability to train personnel
  • Ability to write and review procedures


Join Kemira and create better every day


Please apply with CV at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our diverse and inclusive workplace.


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment, and energy sectors. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.