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Safety Team Leader


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees are empowered to make a difference?

Safety Team Leader


Battleground Manufacturing Complex

1230 Battleground Rd., La Porte, TX

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.

This position is part of the SSHE team at the Battleground Manufacturing Complex. 

How the Role Fits in:

The Safety Team Leader achieves positive results through emphasis on effective SHE processes and stewardship, day-to-day decision-making and problem solving, resource management, and teamwork.  This position plays a key role in creating and implementing long and short-range departmental strategies for the BMC facility and is responsible for developing and promoting a healthy and safe work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors.  Site employees must perceive position as a visible and active leader.

This position – and all positions - within the INEOS Olefins and Polymers organization requires that the incumbent commit to learning, following and practicing INEOS 20 Principles of Process and Behavioural Safety as applicable to the position. These are posted within each INEOS Olefins and Polymers facility. 

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

Key Roles and Accountabilities

The Safety Team Leader will supervise a team of safety and IH professionals.  The team will support all areas of the site.  This position is responsible for developing and updating procedures, performing and coordinating audits, conducting investigations and provide Safety expertise.

Accountability 1:

Accountable for understanding and putting into practice the INEOS 20 Principles.  Additionally, the team leader has a special responsibility to cascade the understanding of these principles through their teams.

  • Site Champion the 20 Principles and Life Saving Rules
  • Create/support a culture where people intervene to stop unsafe work
  • Ensures rules and procedures are observed and followed
  • Routinely interact with employees and contractors on Behavioral and Process Safety Principles concerns and issues

Accountability 2:

Responsible for developing and maintaining Safety Programs that will meet state, federal, local regulations and site/company specific requirements to ensure continuous improvement of safety processes and results.

  • Ensure compliance with existing SHE permits, including data collection and analysis, auditing, annual reporting, and trouble-shooting for improvements.
  • Support overall business goals with minimal direction from management.
  • Monitor developing regulations to identify those that affect BMC and take action to bring the site into compliance with these regulations. 
  • Identify and pursue new process improvement tactics and tools that will drive performance and continuous improvement.
  • Provide primary technical expertise for SHE systems and programs.
  • Serve as primary contact for case management.

Accountability 3:

Lead Safety and IH performance expectations and requirements, and plans to drive and monitor performance and identify improvement opportunities.

  • Develop a multi-year departmental improvement plan and assist in the development of the site’s SHE improvement plan
  • Establish tactics and tools that will engage all levels of the workforce in desired behaviors and activities that will derive desired performance results.
  • Monitor SHE performance data and trends, audit to ensure compliance and suggest tactics to improve performance.
  • Challenge status quo and constantly look for ways to improve systems and performance

Accountability 4:

Establishes a strong customer focus to ensure compliance with SHE policies and procedures.

  • Develop and implement SHE strategies that balance regulations and business needs while ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Foster SHE awareness among employees and contractors.
  • Liaise, cultivate, and develop solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders including regulators and community industrial associations to represent the company’s interest as appropriate.
  • Include fellow work group members, employees across the organization, and occasionally external customers in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.
  • Leverage talents and expertise of department to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment.
  • Champion corrective actions and improvement initiatives

Level of education & Experience

Position requires a 4 year degree in Engineering or Safety/IH/Environmental related field with 7 years of experience as a Safety or IH professional in a manufacturing environment.

Technical skills

  • Demonstrated leadership / supervisory capabilities.
  • Ability to interpret and working knowledge of safety, environmental, health and security regulations including permitting processes.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrated SHE values.

Behavioural skills

  • Strong work ethic
  • Results-driven and impactful
  • Able to relate to multiple levels in the organization
  • Able to delegate and hold people accountable
  • Able to manage performance of others
  • Able to resolve conflict
  • Possess integrity and able to engender trust
  • Strongly developed interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse groups of people successfully.
  • Possesses a track record of accomplishment in leading roles by driving accountability.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to manage, progress and deliver multiple and competing priorities.
  • Ability to positively influence others
  • Defines personal success in terms of the whole team

Interested internal candidates should submit their resume and/or profile + last 2 performance appraisals to the Hiring Manager (Supervisor) and HR Contact via e-mail.  Department Manager approval is required prior to applying for position.

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates are required to be fully COVID vaccinated.

If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-employment verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

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.

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.