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Environmental, Health, and Safety Site Lead

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Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Eddyville, IA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS specializes in customized bio-technical solutions, high-quality fine chemicals and superior polyvinyl acetate solid resins for gum bases. At our Eddyville site, we are currently looking for an ​Environmental, Health, and Safety Site Lead​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

  • Drive effective site safety and hygiene programs and follow Group Safety and Hygiene Directives - through intervention, inspections, and coaching. 
  • Ensure compliance with Process Safety Regulations and Company Directives, including facilitating Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Dust Hazard Analysis, follow up and tracking of action items from these activities and ensuring and facilitating employee participation in these activities.  
  • Drive an effective environmental program achieving compliance to applicable laws, regulations, and Corporate Directives.  The environmental system will focus on legal compliance through training, coaching, inspection and monitoring.
  • Drive an effective health and occupational medicine program insuring proper medical surveillance, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and initiatives to eliminate injuries, engineer out PPE requirements where possible.
  • Oversee the site security program including compliance with CT-PAT, Food Safety, and Corporate security assessments.
  • Monitor, perform trend analysis, and drive improvements in EHSS via tracking of safety observations, open actions from audits and inspections, and impacts and aspects for ISO programs. 
  • Responsible for internal and external reporting with respect to EHSS topics. Coordinate permitting requirements and preparation of related documentation with internal and external functions.
  • Providing EHSS oversite for the Biosolutions locations in the Region.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry, Physics, or other technical degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years chemical manufacturing experience, familiarity with Process Safety Management (PSM).
  • Experience in the EHSS field, including managing safety programs at industry sites, familiarity with the PSM standards, and other OSHA regulations. Experience with environmental regulations including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Clean Air Act (CAA).

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or with groups of people / teams
  • Understanding of EHSS regulations & compliance
  • Hazard analysis/risk assessment capability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with a proven background in producing quality metrics reports
  • Analytical and research capabilities. Ability to research and properly apply information without direct supervision.
  • Written and verbal communication and listening skills, including excellent persuasive skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SAP, including the ability to quickly learn third party software


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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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.

Nearest Major Market: Ottumwa
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines