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Date:  Jun 29, 2024
Location:  Calvert City
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Calvert City,
we are looking for you as a(n) EHS/PSM Specialist III.


This is Us:

You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacturer that prides itself on “Creating Tomorrow’s Solutions”. WACKER materials are so versatile and adaptable, they have virtually unlimited applications just about anywhere imaginable, making WACKER an integral part of daily life. Whether it’s protecting buildings from the elements, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, airbags, or cosmetics, people from all over the world come into contact each day with our products and achievements. We are looking for capable, innovative, and enthusiastic achievers to join our team and grow with us. We are currently seeking an EHS/PSM Specialist III our site in Calvert City, KY.


What you will do:

The EHS/PSM Specialist III is responsible for facilitating environmental, health, and safety within the organization as well as coordination of site wide PSM activities, driving Process Safety performance improvement, and ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, Local, and Corporate EHS policies and standards.


  • Represent EHS on projects reviews to identify and resolve regulatory issues, analyze process and property hazards, and establish protective measures to mitigate safety risks to a tolerable level.
  • Oversee PSM related information systems and databases, including providing regulatory interpretations, developing written site programs and standards, tracking PSM metrics, and facilitating site training.
  • Facilitate Process Hazard Analysis and Dust Hazard Analysis, manage the site schedule, and maintain all documentation.
  • Review PSM documentation and interface with site operations and leadership to upgrade and administer essential program elements.
  • Assist with the management of MOC program and analyze all MOCs for EHSS impacts.
  • Participate in and lead Incident Investigations, especially those associated with Wacker Process Safety Incidents (WPSI) and High Potential Events (HPE)and serve as site administrator for incident tracking database (SPIRIT).
  • Leads/participates in various internal/external audits including but not limited to: Internal Integrated Management System (IMS), PSM Compliance Audit, Compliance Audit, Loss Control, Business Process, etc.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve EHS plans, procedures, and training systems as necessary to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Serve as the PSSR (Pre-Startup Safety Review) Scoping Tool developer/expert.
  • Facilitate Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Classification Risk Graph (Safety Requirement Specifications) completion based on PHA/DHA scenarios as requested.
  • Manage internal chemicals including new chemical review and approval, PPE assessments, occupational health hazards ingredient check and SDS document management.
  • Participate in hazardous area (electrical) classification reviews and assist with completion of Explosion Protection Checklists.
  • Assist with the management of site IMS programs to ensure compliance with RC 14001/ISO 45001.
  • Audit EHS programs for compliance and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with WCC and Polymers EHS representatives in developing and implementing best practices.
  • Develop and deliver EHS training (New Hire, Refresher, Monthly Safety Meetings, Safety Day).
  • Support and advise operations, maintenance, and engineering in the area of EHS on an as needed basis, including nights and weekends.
  • Conduct Job Safety Analysis to define and improve controls and PPE necessary for the task.


What we need from you:

  • B.S. /B.A. degree in Engineering, Environmental, Chemistry, Natural Sciences or Occupational Safety and Health.  Experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • 5 or more years’ of EHS experience
  • 3 or more years’ of PSM experience.
  • Certified PHA Facilitator, Certified ISO 14001/45001 Lead Auditor
  • Understanding of applicable computer systems such as MS Office (including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and apply complex regulations and permit terms/conditions and convey these requirements to site personnel verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in PSM, RMP, OSHA, EPA, NFPA, ISO 14001/45001 requirements
  • Ability to create training material and effectively conduct employee training.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with plant, corporate and regulatory personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to represent company at community meetings.
  • Highly developed communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings.
  • Ability to run several projects and programs concurrently.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate PHA and DHA as well as training others to become PHA/DHA leaders.
  • Ability to read and comprehend Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Solid comprehension of chemical processes and unit operations
  • Ability to serve as the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) subject matter expertise for the site including knowledge of the following topics: Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Management of Change (MOC), Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR), and Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEPs).
  • Represent the site at various company and public meetings if needed.
  • Work with other site and complex tenants with regards to EHS matters.
  • Be available to assist with EHS issues that arise during “off business” hours.
  • Ability to obtain various EHS certifications and credentials, which may include but is not limited to: RCRA Hazardous Waste Management, Method 9 Visible Emissions, DOT Hazardous Materials Ground Shipper, TWIC Card, Certified PHA Facilitator, Certified ISO 14001/45001 Lead Auditor, GSP/ASP/CSP or other.
  • Other EHS functions as assigned.
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 27126 
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a green card).
WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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