Position Summary: The HSES Manager will lead, develop and implement health, safety,
environmental, and security policies and procedures to ensure the safe and fully compliant operation of
the facility, including the Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing Facility.
The chief responsibility of the position is to protect employees, neighbors, customers, the environment,
and company assets through the implementation of personal and process safety programs,
development of training programs, management of safety procedures, and proper review of plant
operation and changes.
Lead OSHA and EPA compliance by managing, coordinating, and implementing all
fourteen (14) elements of the PSM standard.
Direct, lead, and manage proactive safety, environmental and training programs including new
hire safety training, ongoing proficiency training, employee safety committee, and behavioral
Provide leadership, counsel, training and technical assistance for any matters related to health,
safety (personal and process), environmental and security to attain safety, environmental,
production, quality, and cost targets.
Complete all HSES recordkeeping and reporting for both internal and external audiences.
Manage and maintain all environmental permits. Ensure all required reporting is completed
accurately and submitted to regulatory agencies on time. Provide training to all team members
on environmental permit requirements, limits, consequences, and required actions.
Manage SPCC requirements and response plans. Ensure regulatory compliance for disposal of any
waste or residual material.
Develop and administer security programs for both the Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing
Develop, execute, and improve industrial hygiene programs. Drive all required actions to
completion. Ensure team members trained on hazards and requirements.
Lead PHAs or hazard evaluations for MOCs and plant projects. Ensure risks are considered,
evaluated, and mitigated.
Manage the incident investigation program. Ensure investigations completed per procedure. Lead
investigations for significant incidents, including root cause analysis. Ensure team members
receive adequate training.
Create or review all HSES policies and procedures for. Review operating procedures as
requested/needed to ensure PSM compliance.
Develop and implement key performance indicators (especially leading indicators) to track to
report personal and process safety metrics to management.
Inspect and evaluate the facility environment, equipment, procedures, and processes to ensure
compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards.
Conduct compliance audits of all safety processes and programs including PSM, RMP, permit-towork,
and lockout / tagout.
Facilitate pre-startup safety reviews (PSSRs) for safety MOCs and projects. Participate in other
PSSRs as needed.
Develop Emergency Action and Response Plans and coordinate the plans with the local emergency
responders. Develop and execute emergency response activities including What-If exercises and
Working with Human Resources, assist with the administration, coordination and management of
drug and alcohol testing at both facilities per Drug and Alcohol Policy, which
includes random and post-incident testing.
Assist Human Resources with Workers Compensation claims, including ensuring required forms
are completed on a timely basis.
Perform all other duties as assigned to ensure the overall success of.
B.S. Degree from an accredited institution.
7+ years' PSM experience in chemical manufacturing (or similar) environment.
Proficient with OSHA, PSM, EPA and other government regulations. Knowledge of risk assessment
methodologies, PHA techniques, Quantitative Risk Assessment, and ALARP. experience in
handling process safety related activities such as leading HAZOP studies and incident
To ensure the effective and safe performance of the job, the ability to effectively communicate in
English with others, in both written and in verbal form is required, as well as reading and writing
skills, and the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Valid driver's license and ability to maintain such license.
Successful completion of a post-contingent offer medical examination to ensure the physical
requirements (listed below) necessary for the safe operation of or job-related as consistent
with business necessity, as allowed by federal and state law, can be performed without
endangering the health and safety of themselves or others.
has made the determination that the performance of the essential functions of this
position has safety-related implications. As a result, the position requires successful completion
of a post-contingent offer drug and alcohol test and is subject to Drug and Alcohol
Successful verification of information contained on employment application, as well as
a background check.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Excellent communicating skills, both verbal and written, as well as a professional and courteous
attitude. Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports using both technical and non-technical
language. Ability to maintain detailed, complete and accurate records.
Ability to effectively operate computer using program applications appropriate to assigned
duties and responsibilities.
Ability to organize projects, accomplish tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain the
confidentiality of information.
Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and management.
The biorefinery is an outdoors based chemical processing plant environment, which includes but
is not limited to chemicals, dust, noise, hot and cold surfaces, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating
equipment, vehicular traffic, and the necessity of working at heights and in confined spaces.
Work may be required to be performed outdoors in inclement weather such as wind, rain, sleet,
snow, and hot or cold temperatures.
Ability to work off shift, weekends or holidays as required to support planned and unplanned
downtime conditions and significant incident response needs.
Job duties may routinely require standing, climbing ladders, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping,
crouching, kneeling, talking and hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and
finger movements, reaching or grasping.
Job duties may routinely require specific vision abilities are required which include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to quickly adjust
and focus vision.
Job duties may routinely require climbing ladders and/or stairs to heights over 175 ft. and
working in elevated locations.
Job duties may routinely require working in enclosed/confined spaces.
Must follow company policy when operating any company vehicles.
Must be able to comply with respirator protection program.
Team Skills Requirements:
fosters a professional environment and culture where everyone is treated with respect and
works closely together in reaching the company's goals. As such, in addition to the requirements listed
above, each employee is required to possess and utilize the following skills:
Ability to effectively interface and communicate with a variety of people with varying degrees of
education, experience and responsibilities.
Ability to work well with others including employees and external contacts such as
vendors, suppliers and agencies.
Effectively resolve conflicts in a professional manner by treating differences of opinion and
judgement professionally as opposed to on a personal level.
Treat all with respect in a manner one would want to be treated.
prides itself in being committed to conducting business and achieving all its objectives in the
utmost of ethical manners and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In support of
this commitment, each employee must:
Read, acknowledge and comply with Code of Conduct.
Follow all safety rules and requirements.
Read, acknowledge and comply with Confidential Information and Invention
Comply with Drug and Alcohol Policy.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Foot protection in the form of ASTM F2413 puncture resistant (PR) certified safety footwear,
hand protection, eye and hearing protection, a respirator, a personal four-gas monitor, fire
retardant clothing, high-visibility clothing, and hard hat