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Safety Systems Specialist


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

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INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA

Job title

Safety Systems Specialist

Organizational Context and Job Purpose

The Olefins & Polymers USA division of INEOS is one of the largest producers of olefins and polyolefins in North America. From its manufacturing locations at Chocolate Bayou and the Battleground Manufacturing Complex, it is a merchant marketer of butadiene, ethylene, polypropylene and high-density polyethylene with annual revenue of over $4b.

The Chocolate Bayou Site is located in Southeastern Texas about 40 miles South of Houston and consists of two Olefins units that produce approximately 4bn pounds/year of ethylene, 2 Polypropylene units that produce approximately 1.0bn pounds/ year of polypropylene, and the Light Ends storage & transfer facilities at Stratton Ridge.

The Chocolate Bayou site has an immediate opening for a Safety Systems Specialist; Safety Systems Specialist assist the site in achieving its strategic SHE objectives, maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of the site’s day-to-day safety programs, policies and procedures and ensuring continuous compliance with all Federal, State and local safety regulations and with corporate policy.

The position will report directly to the Safety Working Team Leader, Chocolate Bayou.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The position is accountable for understanding and putting into practice the INEOS 20 Principles.  Additionally, the Safety Systems Specialist has a special responsibility to cascade the understanding of these principles through their work group.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Developing site-wide safety and health programs to ensure compliance and to minimize risks.
  • Supporting the line organization and plant functional teams via direct involvement in routine and non-routine activities.
  • Challenges the status quo without creating friction.
  • Generates support for changing paradigms to improve business performance.
  • Developing/revising and implementing site SHE Policies.
  • Assisting site personnel with risk assessments, compliance assurance tasks, and incident investigations.
  • Assuring that lessons learned are shared and that preventive actions are closed out and documented.
  • Assessing new technologies and practices to reduce the risk of injuries/illnesses, and evaluating trends and site performance on safety and health system elements to make recommendations for improvements.
  • Problems are more complex and need to determine the “right’ answer or an innovative approach.  Uses various approaches to solve problems.
  • Creates scopes to address less well-defined problems.  Breaking down the complex issues into smaller ones, identifying the "what" that needs to be done.
  • Supports developing and sharing of best practices within the broader organization.
  • Develop and deliver training on safety and health issues as necessary.
  • Participating in and/or coordinating various safety & health audits/assessments and action plan development.
  • Providing safety and health support to the emergency response organization, as necessary.
  • Provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to compliance issues, emerging regulations and corporate initiatives.
  • Providing safety and health representation in turnaround and construction project planning to facilitate incorporation of SHE considerations and activities into project development and execution.
  • Facilitate, lead or participate in cross functional SHE related meetings;
  • Organize and present project and SHE Stats to management.
  • Supporting the site’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status by becoming a Special Government Employee (SGE).

Skills & Knowledge Required

The successful candidate will demonstrate previous experience managing safety programs in petrochemical manufacturing, the ability to function effectively on cross-functional teams and competency in the following key areas:

  • Initiative and innovation
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving & Judgment
  • Performance Delivery
  • Technical & Functional Skills, including a strong regulatory background  (29CFR1910 & 1926)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications, e-mail and data bases
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Situational Adaptability

Must be physically capable of performing safety/IH duties in a field environment including the wearing of respiratory protection.


Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety or equivalent knowledge required.


At least 5 years’ experience in the chemical/petrochemical industry preferred.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.