Safety Specialist – Plaquemine, LA

Reports to: 

Safety Superintendent 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

 Serve as the primary safety contact for SPP3 and Addis personnel. 

 Lead construction safety efforts for new plant construction at SPP3 and Addis. 

 Supervise contract safety personnel assigned to construction projects. 

 Provide safety support and coverage for turnarounds 

 Develop new training material and edit existing safety programs 

 Conduct employee safety training for various topics 

 Participate and lead incident investigations on an as needed basis 

 Write confined space entry and hot work permits after verifying isolation and atmospheric conditions 

 Review and revise safety procedures on an as needed basis 

 Chair the “Shintech Safety Steering Team” 

 Be available for callouts in emergency situations. 

 Assist in monitoring the application of safety policies, standards, and procedures relating to the safety of employees and the protection of plant facilities. 

 Assists in obtaining data for safety statistical reporting of, accidents, incidents, and government reports as required by federal and state regulations. 

 Assist in the establishment of safety training programs for all levels of personnel utilizing audio/video equipment techniques, graphics, classroom, field instructions, and written materials. 

 Perform safety/health audits of the plant facility to identify personnel hazards and establish compliance with state and federal regulations. 

 Researching to stay up to date with the latest safety and health standards. 

 Facilitate root cause investigations or 5-why investigations. 

 Performs other duties as assigned. 

Education, Knowledge, and Qualifications 


 High School Diploma or GED 

 5+ years of experience in Petrochemical Operations 

 Working knowledge of Incident Command System 

 Emergency Response (fire brigade, rescue teams, hazmat team, medical) 

 Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card 

Prepared by: HR 

 Knowledge of and experience in process safety, occupation safety and fire protection 

 Microsoft Office applications 

 Strong written and interpersonal communication skills 


 Associate Safety Professional of Certified Safety Professional (ASP or CSP) 

 B.S. degree in Engineering, Health or Safety 

 Industrial hygiene standards and collecting protocol fundamentals 

 Radiation Safety Officer Certification (RSO) 

 ISO9001 Experience 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

 Regularly required to push, pull, bend and perform long periods of standing and walking on cement foundations. 

 Occasionally required to stoop and kneel. 

 Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

 Must be able to coordinate the movement of eyes, hands, feet, and fingers to operate tools and equipment. 

 Required to be medically certified for respirator and medically fit for duty. 

 Use of PPE required in specific areas. 

 Must be able to access all plant areas. 

 Work in different weather conditions, under emergency conditions, and for prolonged periods of time. 

Work Environment: 

 Chemical manufacturing facility. 

 Professional office environment. 

 Diverse / Multi-cultural workforce.