Washougal, US

Title:  EHSQ Specialist

Environmental, Health, Safety & Quality Specialist

We are looking for an experienced EHSQ Specialist for our manufacturing facility in Washougal, Washington.  The successful candidate will support the Washougal plant in meeting EHSQ targets, to ensure safe and environmentally responsible operations for our employees and the community.  Maintain compliance with Federal, State, Municipal and Corporate regulations.  Develop, implement, monitor and manage all environmental, health and safety, and quality procedures and programs to continuously improve operations.  Work actively to support employees on day-to-day issues and provide training of employees as required. 

                     The responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and administer a proactive safety process to assure a positive safety culture throughout the plant.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations through procedure development, auditing and document management.  Advise plant management regarding Federal, State, Local, and Corporate requirements.  
  • Complete site reporting requirements and regulatory reporting requirements in a timely manner.  
  • Act as principal site contact with local regulators and officials in regards to site safety and environmental compliance.
  • Advise management and employees of safety issues as they arise.  Ensure required employee training is conducted in a timely manner.  Maintain training records on health, safety and environmental issues.
  • Hands-on laboratory bench work to act as backup for Senior Lab Technician when needed
  • Analyze new products, raw materials, and processes to ensure effective employee Hazard Communication, environmental and safety procedures, and safety training.
  • Coordinate incident and accident analysis and follow-up on action plans to minimize recurrence.  Use corporate and local documentation tools to record activities.
  • Maintain document control according to ISO/Corporate requirements through sharepoint system.
  • Stay current with corporate EHSQ standards: review changes, complete gap assessments, implement improvements, update local procedures, train personnel to modifications.
  • Manage the emergency response program and participate as outlined in the plant Integrated Contingency Plan.  Coordinate response with the Washougal Fire Department as well as joint training needs.
  • Lead and administer proactive medical monitoring program and emergency medical needs of the facility in accordance with corporate guidelines.
  • Develop site Industrial Hygiene protocol and supervise technical support to protocol completion.
  • Coordinate site personal protective equipment program to include equipment selection, training, inspection, and medical clearance if necessary.
  • Promote and execute plant waste minimization program.  Includes determining options other than disposal for obsolete materials (Pollution Prevention program).
  • Coordinate and support Behavioral Safety Program.  Focus on charting and positive reinforcement.
  • Work with plant production to review opportunities for process improvements in the areas of health and safety, environmental, and quality.


What we offer:

  • 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 need:

  • 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 Washington State regs is beneficial
  • Lab bench work capability
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to train personnel
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Self-driven, results oriented, and able to successfully time-manage in order to prioritize and complete a variety of competing tasks 
  • Ability to write and review procedures
  • Good computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Office, SAP

Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira

Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectation at kemira.com/career

Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.