Current Openings

Site HSE Manager – Nashville, TN

Posted: Apr 03, 2018

Site HSE Manager

Performance Coatings/Powder Coatings

Nashville, TN

 Purpose/Key Objectives of the Job

  • Delivery: Guide line management to deliver Health, Safety and Environmental policy, setting the culture and managing hazards.  (50%)
  • Improvement: Act as a change agent for continuous improvement and a role model for compliance and commitment. (20%)
  • Capability: Leverage Health, Safety and Environmental expertise to support own unit and others.  (20%)
  • Strategy: Contribute to the Health, Safety and Environmental strategy beyond own unit.  (10%)
  • People: Manage and develop direct reports as applicable.
  • Other duties: As applicable.



  • Guide line management to develop and ensure implementation of HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) policies, plans and practices for the Nashville Site in line with AkzoNobel’s HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) policy, directives, rules, and procedures and in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements; together with and in support of line management, set the safety culture and manage hazards.
  • Be a change agent for continuous improvement in HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) standards, performance, capability and culture of the Nashville Site in line with AkzoNobel programs. Along with line management, spend time on the shop floor and act as a role model for ensuring compliance with and commitment to the AkzoNobel HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) policy, directives, rules and procedures, including its risk tolerance criteria.
  • Be an effective coach for the Nashville Site by leveraging and extending its HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) knowledge through personal participation in AkzoNobel’s expert pools for the delivery of the Safety Common Platform, HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) faculty learning programs, auditing and/or incident investigation and/or through training activities within the Nashville Site as well as through personal functional development.
  • Contribute to the development of the HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) strategy for design, deployment and delivery of the AkzoNobel HSE (Health, Safety and the Environmental) policy, directives, rules and procedures and Safety Common Platform for the entity at the next higher level, in order to ensure alignment of objectives and performance of the Nashville Site.
  • Attract, lead, coach, appraise and develop employee(s) in line with Human Resources guidelines and the HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) operating model, facilitating the talent management process.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, engineering or related discipline.
  • Three (3) years experience in a similar role within the manufacturing/chemical industry required. Knowledge and experience on dust explosion prevention preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be fluent in English.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience using SAP preferred.
  • Must be able to travel up to 20%. International travel may be required.


Management/General Skills

  • Strong strategic and conceptual skills with ability to execute and follow through.
  • Ability to positively gain agreement or acceptance of plans and activities and to move others towards a desired goal or course of action.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement of processes, policies, and standards.
  • Able to work in an inclusive way in the HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) community to make sure the business experiences ‘one voice’ and the teams’ collective objectives are met.
  • Entrepreneurship, result oriented, negotiation, problem solving, project management, business acumen.
  • Relevant experience in different multiple units, disciplines, locations and/or other companies.
  • Broad (people) management capabilities.


How to Apply

Interested candidates may contact Vanessa Sevier, Talent Resourcing Specialist, via telephone at (629) 208-2427 or via e-mail at  Candidate may also apply online at


About AkzoNobel AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more livable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Sikkens, International, Interpon, Eka and Chemcraft.

In North America, 4,500 employees work at more than 50 locations to support the Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals Business Areas. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.


We’re a leading supplier of performance coatings with strong product technologies and brands. Our high-quality products are used by customers across the world to protect and enhance everything from ships, cars, aircraft, yachts and architectural components (structural steel, building products, flooring) to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture) and oil and gas facilities. Major brands include Awlgrip, International, Interpon and Sikkens.


Our Powder Coatings Business Unit is the largest global manufacturer of powder coatings—solvent-free paints applied to metal and other conductive surfaces—and a world leader in powder coatings technology.  Interpon® is our Powder Coating’s business’ global brand, with a wide manufacturing base. Our product and technology development capabilities are strong, and we possess manufacturing expertise in the areas of cost and speed.


AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more. Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper

documentation of their eligibility to work in the US. AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer. AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).




Plant Safety, Health and Environmental Program Manager – MS

Posted: Jan 29, 2018

MS Plant EHS Manager jan 2018

Plant Safety, Health and Environmental Program Manager– January 2018


Degree:  BS Safety, Engineering, Environmental or related technical degree


Years of Experience: 10+ within the chemical industry


Compensation:  To $130,000 based on experience plus annual target bonus program


Industry:  Chemical


Location: Jackson, Mississippi area (relocation assistance will be offered)

Must have at least 10+ years of plant safety, health and environmental leadership experience within the chemical industry.  This position will be responsible for ensuring the plant is operating within all applicable EHS laws and maintain the safe operation of the complex (approximately 270 non-union employees). Direct supervision of an EHS Department including Environmental, Safety and Process Safety Engineers.  The position will report directly into a General Manager.  PSM working knowledge is highly preferred.

Emphasis on safety leadership by advancing a culture of EHS excellence where everyone is engaged, empowered and innovative.

Candidate skill set should include the ability to lead a staff and program within the chemical industry; represent the company within the community; ability to present to all levels within the organization; cross functional within all areas of EHS including BBS.  Excellent opportunity to continue building sustainable EHS program.


Excellent benefit and relocation programs along with career growth potential!



For additional information, please contact:

Laura Petraitis-Doll, EHS Recruiter

LS Doll & Associates

Office 708-478-3894 | Cell 708-212-2810 | |



Safety Director – Huntsville, AL

Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Job Title: Safety and Security Director 41-047

Job ID: 17-103

Start Date: 2017-12-13

End Date: 2017-12-20

Salary: $6,103.00/Mo. Grade 6

Exempt/non: Exempt

Benefits: Yes – See Benefits Web Page

Employment Type: Full Time

Department: Human Resources

Description: Manages Huntsville Utilities’ overall Safety and Security Program to ensure the safety and security of our employees and infrastructure and that established company and compliance objectives are met. Primary responsibilities focus on accident prevention and training, planning, organizing, implementing, coordinating and controlling a comprehensive safety and security program utilizing a broad range of loss control strategies and techniques.

Duties: 1. Assesses safety and security risks and develops specific objectives for the company’s Safety and Security Program. Coordinates overall effort and measures results. 2. Identifies problems and formulates recommendations to management regarding improvements in program effectiveness or cost reduction. 3. Provides support, assistance and advice to all departments to ensure effectiveness of individual safety programs. 4. Creates and maintains a high level of safety and security awareness among all employees. 5. Maintains currency of the Safety Handbook and the safety section of the Employee Handbook. Develops and implements new policies as appropriate. 6. Determines, plans, coordinates, arranges and conducts appropriate training to meet identified needs. 7. Compiles, analyzes and reports accident data. Maintains historical safety performance data. 8. Develops checklists and conducts both scheduled and unscheduled safety and security inspections of company vehicles, tools, equipment, facilities and work locations to identify deficiencies and initiate corrective action. 9. Conducts, in conjunction with the appropriate supervisor, accident investigations to determine accident root causes and properly stated and trackable corrective actions. 10. Conducts thorough investigations of all reports of theft, sabotage, drug use, etc., and submits report to management. 11. Maintains the company-wide incentive program which recognizes and rewards good safety performance. 12. Assists Human Resources with Worker’s Compensation claims as necessary. 13. Researches, recommends and assists in obtaining safety and security equipment and personal protective gear. 14. Acts as liaison with insurance carrier, government agencies and outside medical and industrial hygiene specialists. 15. Trains and supervises subordinate staff personnel. 16. Develops and maintains close working relationship with law enforcement agencies. 17. Gathers information and submits reports regarding EPA’s risk management programs. Provides general oversight of programs. 18. Makes formal presentations to employees and management staff as required. 19. Prepare and communicate monthly and quarterly statistical safety information for employee awareness. 20. Performs other safety, security or personnel duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education/Training/Certifications: B.S. degree in business or safety related field required. A Master’s would be a plus. Formal training in various safety disciplines. One of the following professional safety certifications required within first year of employment through TVPPA (CSC – Certified Safety Coordinator), Incident Prevention (CUSP – Certified Utility Safety Professional) or the American Society of Safety Engineers (CSP – Certified Safety Professional). Experience: 7- 10 years previous experience in management of the Safety/Security function required. Previous experience in accident investigation, job safety analysis, loss control and management techniques preferred. General knowledge of physical security and security systems for industrial or utility organizations preferred. Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions: Regular exposure to outside weather conditions, stressful situations and construction hazards. Extensive office work required as needed. Light physical exertion. Equipment: Pick-up truck, in-cab two-way radio, office telephone, cell phone, copier, personal computer (Microsoft Office skills essential for data input, word processing, Power Point presentations, graphics and Excel spreadsheet), digital camera, tape recorder. Other: Excellent leadership, interpersonal, motivational, team building, verbal and writing skills. Subject to on-call duty. Familiarity with OSHA regulations. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Position competencies include: Thinking broadly, drives for results, demonstrating initiative, attentive listening, making accurate judgements and decisions and serving customers. This job description is only intended to reflect the general nature and duties of the position and may not include all essential functions. Since jobs tend to change over time, duties may be added or deleted as necessary without a formal update of the job description.

City: Huntsville

State: AL

Safety Specialist – Bessemer – US Pipe

Posted: Nov 30, 2017

Safety Specialist



Job#:  Req #13151

Positions:  1

Posted:  11/28/2017

Job Type:  Full Time

Location:  US-AL-Bessemer (AL Works)

Department:  Safety

Salary:  Salary

Benefits:  Full Benefits


Job Description


Role Summary:


Responsible for helping to continually drive a safe work environment for the Alabama Works plants (Bessemer and Mini-Mill). Assists with planning, implementing, auditing and training to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illness and financial losses. Assists with all aspects of plant safety for both pipe plants including, but not limited to: safety compliance, emergency response, safety audits and inspections, incident investigations, safety committee leadership, safety teams, New Employee Safety training and other safety training as needed. The Safety Specialist must be willing to work various shifts including evenings, nights, and weekends to help with safety compliance. This is an entry level Safety Specialist position.


As for all employee, this individual is expected to demonstrate our core values: customer commitment, high-performance culture, fleet of foot, innovation, accountability, integrity, respect for others and teamwork.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides information to managers, supervisors, and salaried personnel regarding compliance with company, Federal and State OSHA regulations.
  • Compiles, analyzes and interprets statistical data; prepares reports for daily, weekly and monthly safety activities.
  • Attend monthly safety committee meeting to conduct training, and identifying immediate items that need to be addressed.
  • Responds to Plant Emergencies and assists Security and Plant EMT’s as needed.
  • Investigates Incidents and provides corrective action review.
  • Assists Industrial Hygiene representatives with sampling
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong self-direction and motivation is required.
  • Must have good oral and written skills.
  • Detail orientation and ability to prioritize and delegate.
  • Understanding of Hot Work, Confined Space and Energy Control Procedures.
  • Understanding of Lean 6s Housekeeping Programs.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials, safety practices, and SDS information.
  • Knowledge of performing safety inspections and providing detailed corrective action recommendations to plant management.
  • Ability to assist with New Employee Orientation safety training.
  • Must have skills with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to maintain focus on each job task and complete tasks assigned in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekend shifts.



  • Associates Degree in Safety, Emergency Services, Environmental, or a related safety field is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a non-safety related field, but with field safety experience could be used as a substitute.
  • 1-2 years of safety, emergency, or environmental experience outlining and implementing programs regarding employee safety procedures, practices, and accident protection and prevention in a heavy manufacturing industry preferred.


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • The employee will be working in an office environment, but will be walking through the plant on a daily basis exposing the employee to foundry operations. The employee will be exposed to the following working conditions: extreme heat and cold, noise, vibration, oils, and atmospheric conditions such as dust, fumes, and metallic particles.
  • The employee will be required to perform the following actions regularly: standing, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, talking, seeing, hearing and sitting. The majority of the actions will be standing and walking.





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Airgas – Area Safety Manager- Bessemer, AL

Posted: Oct 05, 2017

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Lauren Gillen, at:, or apply at:


Airgas South, a subsidiary of Airgas USA, LLC. the nation’s leading distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding supplies, has an Area Safety Manager position available in our  Bessemer, AL area (Candidate may be located in North/Central or North/Eastern Alabama area).



Assists in implementation, coordinating, auditing, and enforcing the Company’s safety and compliance issues relating to various federal, state, and local agencies.




  • Promote and develop safe work behaviors.  Assisting and coaching in reducing injuries and vehicle accidents.
  • Plan, administer and support ongoing safety programs to ensure compliance.
  • Liaise between facility and internal and external auditors.  Interpret Safety Policies, Regulations and Standards to recommend or provide direction.
  • Responsible for keeping the branch locations current with regulations concerning DOT, OSHA, EPA, and the FDA.  Is also responsible for implementing procedures and the control of those documents.
  • Assists in conducting Reviews of all governmental disciplines by ensuring that required documents, training, and safety measures are in place.  Forwards findings to supervisor for appropriate corrective action.
  • Schedule and organize the training schedule for area driver trainer.
  • Plan 1H, ergonomic, risk assessment surveys or analysis.
  • Assure all applicable training is performed at all locations.
  • Meet all compliance and reporting requirements of Federal and State regulations.
  • Assist Director of Safety and Compliance in month end safety meetings and data/presentations, which also include compliance presentations at branches, plants, and customer locations.
  • Assist in creating training development (videos, power point)
  • Assist in setting up and maintaining all Permits and maintain location files.
  • Assist in medical manual updates, procedures, and controlling of said documentation.
  • Be a member of hazard assessment team





  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  Some college work preferred.
  • Three (3) years experience in the industrial gas or related industry.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Demonstrates a clear and effective speaking manner for the purpose of interpreting and explaining related information and/or policies to customers and employees.
  • Demonstrates a clear and succinct writing style for the purpose of preparing documents for internal and external distribution.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to travel 65% of the time

Looking for a great company to work for? You’ll Find It With Us! Airgas South offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug, Life & Disability Insurance, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement and more

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability



: Safety & Health

Employee Status

: Regular

Primary Location

: United States-Alabama-Bessemer-35020


: Full-time

Job Posting

: Oct 2, 2017, 9:24:06 PM