HSE&S Engineer

Posted: May 25, 2018

Company Kraton Polymers (formally Shell Chemical)
Belpre, OH

Key Responsibilities

  • Improve safety management systems, programs, performance metrics and goals.
  • Provide leadership and expert advice in managing process safety risks by identifying opportunities and driving improvements in Kraton’s process safety risk management.
  • Create and promote positive, proactive cultural change which develops and inspires all levels of management, employees, and contractors.
  • Monitor federal and state health and safety regulatory developments and develop compliance plans to assure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Improve health and safety management systems and monitor field implementation
  • Assist development of plant-wide HS&E policies and procedures
  • Develop programs to share safety best practices across all operating areas.
  • Oversight for recommendation tracking system to monitor timely closure of action items.
  • Provide advice on health and safety matters to Site Management, Operations, Projects, and Maintenance.
  • Participate in field audit program.
  • Support facility needs during safety or environmental related emergency events
  • Support environmental compliance program
  • Interface with external Agency personnel in reporting, permitting, compliance demonstration, and program development activities.
  • Provide additional support as may be required from time to time to other Kraton manufacturing operations and headquarters.
  • Lead Incident Investigations as necessary


Required Skills 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in petro-chemical safety
  • Experienced in Process Safety Management in the chemical industry
  • Knowledge of EPA, OSHA, & DOT regulations
  • Knowledgeable of ANSI, API, NFPA, and building standards
  • Experience with effective health and safety management systems
  • Knowledge of risk assessment techniques and their application
  • Experience with incident investigation and root cause analysis tools
  • High energy, productive, team player
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Candidate should have either a BS degree in the HS&E field or Chemical Engineering

Preferred Competencies

  • Prefer Certified Safety Professional candidates with manufacturing experience in the petro-chemical field.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to gain adequate access for role duties
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with other employees during training sessions and site emergencies, and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Often transports or moves items up to 30 lbs.
  • Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions
  • Must be able to observe work activity to perform adequate job hazard analysis


Email cover letter and resume to jobs@kraton.com.