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Advisor, Occupational Health


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

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INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA (O&P)

Job title

Occupational Health Advisor


$96,071.00 - $143,134.00 Commensurate with Experience


Chocolate Bayou Works – Alvin, TX

Closing date

November 21, 2023

Organizational context and job purpose

INEOS is a global chemical, manufacturing and energy company. We make the raw ingredients for the products that enable and improve everyday life. We harness science and technology to solve complex problems on a local and global scale.

We are quick to identify opportunities with assets that are no longer seen as strategic by others to make them profitable businesses. And we also create new and exciting businesses to take on the challenges facing the world. We’ve evolved into new sectors such as automotive, fashion and healthcare. We’re proud to invest and support a range of charitable initiatives, in the fields of health, education, conservation and our local communities.

We thrive on challenge and pushing the limits of what’s possible. We encourage our people to do the same. We are resourceful and creative, and accept the challenge of reducing the impact of society and industry on the planet.

We are constantly learning whilst setting bold goals and making things happen. This is made possible because of our scale and our unique DNA – a privately-owned business with a federal structure, which thrives on clearly defined values and the desire to get things done.

INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA is one of the largest integrated producers of olefins and polyolefins in North America.  From its manufacturing locations at Chocolate Bayou and LaPorte, Texas, it is a merchant marketer of butadiene, ethylene, polypropylene, and high-density polyethylene with annual revenue of over $2 billion.

How the Role Fits In:

Compliance with Health and Safety (H&S) regulations and industry standards can affect O&P operations.  The role requires the monitoring of site H&S performance and seeks to identify opportunities for improvement.  The incumbent primary responsibility is to serve as the Industrial Hygienist (IH) expert and possess a working knowledge of safety programs.  The successful candidate will use their IH and safety program experience to assist the site with the practical development and implementation of IH and other safety system programs.

The Main Purpose of the Role: 

The Occupational Health Advisor ensures that external regulatory requirements and standards in areas such as safety, health, chemical registration, and chemical safety are understood and followed by the site.  Additionally, the Occupational Health Advisor ensures that effective management systems are in place across site operations to maintain compliance and to identify and pursue further opportunities to reduce risk and drive continuous improvement.

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

1. Develop and maintain management systems with clear expectations and accountabilities that ensure the site understands internal processes that will enable appropriate management of all legal and associated risks in relation to H&S matters.        

  • Develop, recommend and oversee execution of H&S policies, systems, programs & tools that support the site’s overall H&S goals.
  • Provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to compliance issues, emerging regulations and corporate initiatives.
  • Provide primary technical expertise and oversight for certain site-wide H&S systems and programs (e.g., occupational health).
  • Participate as the site’s point of contact with other INEOS sites for all Industrial Hygiene issues or concerns.

2. Establish and lead integrated H&S auditing/assessment/improvement program for the site.

  • Monitor, assess, and resolve health and safety issues in the work environment.
  • Identify and evaluate chemical and biological dangers such as air quality, ergonomic challenges, or dangerous sound levels.
  • Implement applicable occupational health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Create and present reports regarding the work environment.
  • Recommend precautions and corrective actions that should be taken in response to identified hazards.
    • Assure that lessons learned are shared and that preventive actions are closed out and documented.

3. Coordinate audits as required by INEOS.

  • Perform Operational Audits on H&S topics to ensure H&S compliance management systems are robust and effective.
  • Ensure site H&S compliance management systems are populated with applicable legal requirements, associated tasks, and operational controls. 
  • Lead and track to closure assessment and audit recommendations.

4.   Establish H&S performance expectations and requirements, required tactics and plans to drive and monitor performance and identify improvement opportunities.

  • Establish tactics and tools that will engage all levels of the workforce in desired behaviors and activities that will drive desired performance results.
  • Monitor and report on H&S performance data and trends, audit to ensure compliance and suggest tactics to improve performance.
  • Monitor H&S regulations and external/industry practices to drive benchmarking.
  • Provide in-person H&S training to site personnel as needed. 

5.   Assist in other activities deemed necessary to ensure the health and safety of individuals onsite.

Skills & Knowledge Required


Level of education & Experience in general

  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Hygiene, or related science field required.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist preferred
  • At least 5 years experience in petrochemical related businesses including all aspects of H&S, laboratory chemistry, and other related technical support functions.  

Skills and Competencies

Technical skills

  • Detailed knowledge and experience with legal and other external and internal requirements and the underlying science & technology in the following functional areas:
    • occupational health & industrial hygiene
    • occupational medicine
    • chemical registration and toxicology (including hazard communication and product registration legal requirements)
    • safety regulations, including a strong understanding of 29CFR1910 & 1926
  • Understanding the science of petrochemical processing
  • Specific experience in Petrochemical manufacturing and product distribution with an understanding of issues related to specific types of equipment, unit operations, maintenance and all related activities that are affected by legal requirements.
  • Familiarity with risk assessment methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application for petrochemical manufacturing and distribution.
  • Understanding and experience with management systems and tools related to H&S including industry standards, software databases, and models, theory, etc.

Behavioral skills

  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving ability across a wide range of applications
  • Inter-personal, influencing and leadership skills
  • Ability to engage and motivate groups of employees to develop the desired culture
  • Written and verbal communication skills in all venues
  • A performance bias and results orientation
  • Teamwork skills

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.