• Health, Safety and Environmental Engineer

    Job Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Kao USA
    Cincinnati (Spring Grove Avenue)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    This is a strategic role that requires passion & excitement for continuous improvement in both areas of HSE. The HSE Eng/ Specialist for the Americas will be responsible for developing, facilitating, training & implementing HSE programs and policies for the Americas Region. This role will be required to spend time in all areas of the Plant & Warehouse to provide a continually evolving Health -Safety strategy while ensuring management and employees understand the programs and how to implement. Maintain a working knowledge of agency requirements and maintain federal, state and local relationships with appropriate regulatory agencies. Develop & maintain a high level of professional competence in the Health- Safety field.


    • Ensure completion and accuracy of all required documentation and submittal for governing agencies including but not limited to Federal, State, and local Environmental compliance: EPA, MSD, MSD, ISO, ... Safety role responsibility breakdown: 60% Plant & Warehouses / 40% Offices for Americas. Financial impact of fees and fines range from $275,000 to $500,000 annually. Compliance failure can result in permit removal and inability to continue manufacturing at plant facilities
    • Facilitate in presenting basic employee training in Environmental/Safety items and establish a database for tracking attendance. Conduct, participate in, analyze and provide recommendations from Environmental/Safety audits. Participates in the investigation of minor incidents and supports the investigation of major incidents. Suggests solutions and improvements to issues/challenges. Safety role responsibility breakdown: 60% Plant & Warehouses / 40% Offices for Americas
    • INSPECTION – Conduct inspections/audits at the wastewater facilities: Conduct, analyze, enter into the data system, communicate . Monitor results of output. Focus on communication, Data/ Trend analysis, and continued improvement to attain goals. Ensure Environmental goals are achieved on every project. Oversee Kao USA wastewater practices and control systems. Ensure result meet goals established and provide planning strategy for short and long term success, compliance and goal attainments.
    • Facilitate registration and maintain ISO Certification Administration Certification and its requirements. Provide ongoing support for the Plant Management team, Americas Facilities Organization, and Quality Assurance team. Safety- Environmental and eventually Quality ISO
    • Data management for responsible care (utilities, logistics, and waste). Report data within Kao USA and Japan groups. Support responsible care initiatives in the pursuit of zero waste.
    • Management of outside third party relation in relation to field. Management of multiple areas of compliance documentation. Management of process to ensure Wastewater and Air results are within limits.
    • Understand, administer, facilitate and enforce OSHA, FDA, EPA, MSD and other federal, state, and local standards.
    • Develop & maintain a high level of professional competence in the Health- Safety field. When necessary, represent the organization in HSE interests outside their operations within the community and by active participation in professional societies & specific trade associations & groups.


    • Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Environmental Science
    • 5+ years or more Industrial Manufacturing Experience
    • 2-3 years experience in Environmental Compliance or Industrial Safety or Engineering in Industrial Manufacturing environment
    • Knowledge of Saftey
    • Strong Analytical Skill
    • Cross-functional Business Acumen, Holistic Thinking
    • Excellent Communication: both verbal and written
    • Strong Research Capabilities


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