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BASF Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist - Malcom, IA in Malcom, Iowa

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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 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist (2000260) – Malcom, IA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to serve as an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist, a member of the Malcom site and Performance Materials EHS Community. This role is located in Malcom, IA. The Malcom site is strategically significant for the Performance Materials (PM) and Urethanes Business Group in North America. The site employs approximately 55 people including contractors to produce polyurethane chemicals, systems and elastomers consistent with global strategies going into such markets as custom molding. The site is experiencing rapid growth, making for a challenging and highly engaging work environment.

In this role, you will support the Malcom site for environmental, health and safety (EHS) activities. You will report to the Malcom Site Manager with a dotted line to the Performance Materials EHS Functional Team Leader. You will primarily support the Malcom site, but you may also support other Performance Materials sites as the need arises. You will also be a member of the Performance Materials EHS Community and will interact with EHS experts and professionals who support BASF’s North American sites and businesses.

Although not required, a certification as a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or demonstrated progress toward such certifications is desirable.

Formula for Success

  • Your unwavering commitment to compliance will be evident as you provide technical and regulatory expertise to ensure compliance with environmental, health and safety requirements and continuous improvements of EHS programs.

  • Leveraging your education in Engineering or Science and your experience as an EHS professional or in a manufacturing role with EHS responsibilities, you will provide strategic direction to site and BASF leadership on EHS issues and opportunities.

  • Your experience with incident investigation and root cause analysis will be essential as you participate in project reviews, process hazard analyses, and change management processes.

  • Utilizing your solid analytical and computer skills, you will ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met. You will also recommend efficiency improvements to the data generation and reporting process in partnership with operations to optimize available systems and technology.

  • Successfully engaging within the organization, you will lead and/or participate on EHS work teams or task forces and work with other EHS experts in the organization on the development of company-wide processes and initiatives to ensure continuous EHS improvement.

  • As a subject matter expert on environmental, health and safety topics, you will provide training content, and where appropriate, deliver training or coaching.You will also use your expertise to facilitate the sharing of programs, procedures, tools, and successfully demonstrated practices across the BASF EHS organization.

  • Demonstrating your strong knowledge of environmental, health, safety (EHS) regulations as they apply to manufacturing environments, you will support the interface with regulatory agencies and third parties, as needed, on compliance and enforcement issues.

  • Your experience with environmental, health and safety management systems will be a valued asset as you support implementation of Responsible Care ® Management Systems.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: OCSE - Occupational Safety & Environmental

Organization: N-PMN/OS-Malcom Operations-63014125

Title: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist - Malcom, IA

Location: IA-Malcom

Requisition ID: 2000260