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EHS Specialist - Freeport, TX


Job Field: OCSE - Occupational Safety & Environmental
Location: Freeport, TX, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704230

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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… This EHS Specialist is responsible for supporting multiple areas and sites within the Texas hub in effective, safe, and environmentally acceptable operations. This position would be involved with all aspects of safety, including, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene compliance, and Process Safety activities as needed through a shared HUB services concept. EHS Specialist (1704230) – Freeport, TX Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Implement and train employees on BASF Safety Standards
  • Assist in EHS training programs as it pertains to technician training programs for operations and maintenance, new employees, and all members on changes made to existing EHS requirements.
  • Provide expertise to work on EHS hub-related activities for the entire Texas Hub.
  • Develop EHS Programs at various levels of the organization with ability to function effectively in crisis and emergency response situations.
  • Be responsible for accident/incident investigation, mitigation, and reporting.
  • Display thorough understanding of OSHA and NFPA rules and recommendations.
  • Demonstrate experience in confined space entry, hot work, lock-tag-try, and line breaking.
  • Conduct safety audits as needed.
  • Develop effective working relationships with site management, employees, and the EHS community to drive continuous improvement in safety/industrial hygiene performance.
  • Support site specific safety standards.

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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in Engineering, Chemistry, Safety Engineering, Environment Engineering, Science, or related field(s), combined with a minimum of 3 years of experience in EHS and/or Process Operations within the manufacturing industry OR an Associate’s degree with 5 years of experience in EHS and/or Process Operations within the manufacturing industry; OR High School diploma plus 10 years of experience EHS and/or Process Operations within the manufacturing industry in lieu of degree.
  • Experience in the Chemical or Refining industry is preferred.
  • Experience in MOCs, incident investigations, and root cause analysis.
  • Experience in PSM/RMP Program development and Implementation is preferred.
  • Microsoft Excel experience.
  • Proven ability to drive change and develop, implement, and manage Strategic and Sustainable Safety program.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with employees and contractors within all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work with and lead teams.
  • Ability to manage and lead multiple projects at one time.

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