BASF Senior EHS Specialist - Southfield, MI in Southfield, Michigan

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking candidates for an Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist position in the Southfield, MI/Canada hub to partner with our manufacturing and technical communities.

The selected individual will be responsible for supporting, facilitating and implementation of health and safety programs designed to assure compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements (federal, state, local) for the Southfield and Wixom, MI facilities. This includes three business group functions, all onsite Research & Development, and the Remote and Technical communities. Occasional support of other sites within the Hub will also be required. The incumbent will have proven expertise in both occupational safety and working knowledge of hazardous waste, and can generate innovative solutions for continuous EHS improvement. Additional experience in Environmental Programs is desirable, but not required. This position reports to the EHS Team Leader.

Senior EHS Specialist (1702376) – Southfield, MI

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide technical and regulatory expertise to ensure occupational safety and environmental compliance at the respective sites as part of a zero-incident mindset.

  • Contribute strategic leadership and work with management on identified EHS issues/recommendations/opportunities to foster continuous improvement of EHS programs and culture.

  • Ensure all program elements are developed under the principles of Operations Line Management Accountability for EHS.

  • Assist sites with implementation of corporate standardized EHS policies and procedures including, but not limited to, OSHA Laboratory Standard, Safe Work Permits, Job Safety Analysis, Management of Change, Incident/Accident investigation, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, hot work permits, forklift and elevated surfaces work, hoists and cranes, electrical safety, and ergonomics.

  • Participate in capital project reviews consistent with the level of industrial hygiene and safety expertise needed.

  • Provide operational support for Environmental Programs including RCRA compliance and pollution prevention.

  • Support emergency response activities through the development of required drills and coordination of annual training.

  • Effectively use the corporate Environmental Management System tool to ensure EHS tasks are identified and completed at the sites.

  • Support the interface with regulatory agencies and third parties, as needed, on compliance and enforcement issues.

  • Provide field presence and daily support to include, but not limited to, reinforcing a culture of behavior-based safety, field audits/inspections, and coordinate/track findings.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2 years of experience in EHS and/or Operations within the laboratory and/or manufacturing industry; OR an Associate’s degree with 7 years of experience in EHS and/or Operations within the laboratory and/or manufacturing industry. Degree in Engineering, Safety, Chemistry, Emergency Response, or a related field is preferred.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to travel up to 20% of the time

  • Ability to interact with research & development technician and leaders as well as business management.

  • Capability of engaging with state and federal regulatory agencies, the local community, elected officials, and non-governmental organizations.

  • MS Office proficiency is required.

  • A professional certification (i.e., Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Professional Engineer).

Job: OCSE - Occupational Safety & Environmental

Organization: NCU-Environment, Health & Safety

Title: Senior EHS Specialist - Southfield, MI

Location: MI-Southfield

Requisition ID: 1702376