SHE Manager

Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 09/11/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 337A,19SS Pay Rate: 125,000 - 140,000

Job Description


The SHE Manager is responsible for assisting facility to achieve and maintain compliance with company SHE policies and applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulatory requirements, employee safety programs, and process safety regulations through understanding, monitoring, and documenting compliance.

The job holder provides occupational health surveillance programs that will minimize injuries and illnesses, maintain compliance with regulatory health, radiation and product safety requirements, and maintain a healthy work force.


  • Adherence/Compliance to company SHE Guidelines
  • Drive adherence to the company Lifesaving Rules and the 20 Principles for Managing Behavioral Safety and Process Safety.
  • Prepare annual SHE improvement plan for the site in co-ordination with Plant Manager.
  • Routinely interact with employees and contractors on Behavioral and Process Safety Principles concerns and issues.
  • Communicate to the site personnel and contractors to work in line with SHE KPIs and Targets set by management at all the times.
  • Lead, continually develop, communicate, and contribute to the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program at the site.
  • Ensure that all incidents, including near misses are reported, investigated, and action items tracked to closure.
  • Oversee incident reporting and investigation, MOC, and Action Item tracking
  • Collaborate to track and close all SHE related action items generated from audits, plant walkthroughs, etc.
  • Contribute to company Asset Care Program.
  • As an Asset Manager, take responsibility for maintaining the assigned asset and the integrity of
  • any associated protective systems.
  • Ensure site procedures aligned with company Group Guidance Notes.
  • Drive the company Sustainability program at site.
  • Ensure SHE and PSM targets are met and continuously improved.

Leadership of SHE Culture

  • Develop the safety culture at the site and work safely for incident free operation.
  • Lead, develop, communicate and contribute to the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program at the site.
  • Promote participation in SHE programs in close coordination with other respective functional/departmental heads on the site.
  • Provide adequate resources to manage Incident Investigations, Process Hazard Analysis/LOPA, and Management of Change.
  • Reviews / approves Critical Interlock / Bypass permits as required.
  • Participate on SHE Principle audits at other facilities.
  • Lead/participate in incident investigations to identify root causes and corrective recommendations to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Support Process Hazard Analysis and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA).
  • Ensure proper Emergency Response plans and procedures are in place.
  • Serve as site’s primary Emergency Response Coordinator for RCRA related events.
  • Maintain site databases concerning near hits, action items and audits.
  • Maintain the plant SHE investigation log, review all SHE investigations to ensure root causes and actions are appropriate and distribute completed investigations.
  • Ensure that all scheduled site SHE procedures are reviewed and updated.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

  • Represent the site as key interface with regulatory agencies (OSHA, US EPA, Ohio EPA, Coast Guard, etc.).
  • Accountable for the execution of sustaining SHE policies, activities and improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure that permit applications, modifications, and all environmental reporting are completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain OSHA injury/illness logs.
  • Develop, implement, and support a comprehensive contractor management process, including audits and annual re-qualifications.
  • Oversee, monitor, and/or actively participate in MOC approvals; PSM, OSHA, Insurance audits; incident investigations, corrective actions.
  • Ensure proper risk assessments and approval process in place for Management of Change.
  • Track and publish site SHE KPI’s and statistics and communicate the results to plant employees and divisional leaders.
  • Develop communication packages and activities to support the company’s SHE Principles.
  • Develop an annual SHE internal audit schedule.

SHE Training and Development

  • Update and maintain a SHE training matrix in conjunction with site leadership and HR for all employees and contract workers in line with the activities carried out by them at the site.
  • Develop and deliver SHE training to plant employees.
  • Manager and conduct necessary SHE training for all employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Ensure that all employees receive training on SHE related topics.
  • Manage KMS system for the site and train all site users on MOC preparations and reporting of all incidents and near misses.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the annual emergency brigade training plan.
  • Ensure all qualifications are obtained and maintained for the incident commanders and emergency brigade.
  • Meet routinely with the local fire department to discuss response issues and concerns.
  • Critique all emergency drills and real emergencies.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  337A.19SS



Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college
  • Minimum of 10 years of combined experience in SHE and plant operation with an understanding of SHE compliance and issues related to the polymer or petrochemical manufacturing
  • Experience as a SHE Manager (direct reports, 3 or more) strongly preferred
  • Technical knowledge on chemical plant operations, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Air Pollution Control systems, Fire Safety, and Industrial Hygiene
  • Thorough knowledge of local and Federal regulations on Safety, Health, and Environment
  • Liaison experience with statutory authorities in getting project approvals, license to operate (consents, environment clearances, license to store hazardous chemicals
  • Thorough knowledge of ISO, OSHA, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Control, JSA, HAZOP, Process safety management and RCFA techniques
  • Data Management and analytical ability
  • Ability to support and coach others
  • Work with outside contractors and internal management to ensure contractor adherence to applicable SHE requirements
  • Demonstrates understanding of operations and union interaction
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Training and management skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to correctly interpret and apply SHE regulations
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft and Adobe software and ability to develop competency in the use of ancillary software applications used by the site

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  337A.19SS


Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Technical Recruiter

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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