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Operations Safety Technician

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Compensation Grade


Organizational Context and Job Purpose

This role provides coordination and alignment of manufacturing crew safety processes, metrics, programs, and cadences.  This includes understanding crew safety processes and performance, data analysis for safety indicators, performance to targets, alignment of safety auditing and safety process cadences. This role works with operations to provide clarifications, identify needs, suggest safety improvements and injury prevention processes to drive the goal of institutionalizing a safety mindset. 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Establishes safety culture, acts and works safely; proactively and consistently role models key safety processes and the need for their improvement; holds others accountable for safety.
  • Champions the hazard recognition program. Ensures proper training and hazard awareness is displayed by operations personnel and coaches where there are identified gaps.
  • Provides organization and ownership of safety indicators, data analysis, trending and leverages the departments to educate and review performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for each crew.
  • Partners with management to communicate learnings for near misses, leading indicators, and incident investigations.
  • Conducts task-specific behavioral observations on prioritized targets, including safety concerns.
  • Works directly with department and crews to raise awareness of safety opportunities.
  • Audits crew personal safety / risk processes and works with areas to align and improve.
  • Actively works to establish a culture where the crews feel ownership of safety performance, goals, and processes.
  • Champion and facilitate the site injury-reduction and safety-culture-improvement efforts, including proactive safety programs, employee engagement and risk awareness.
  • Provide recommendations and serve as a steward of change for site safety procedures.
  • Deliver safety training to operations personnel, as needed.
  • Participate in project reviews and provide field safety consultation, as needed.
  • Coordinate with Training group on Safety related operations training such as Safe Work Permitting, LOTO etc.
  • Participation and development of safety plans such as deviation permits, ventilation plans, etc.
  • Institutionalizes best practices around permitting process.

Skills & Knowledge Required


  • Minimum 5 years' experience working as an Operator or higher role required in chemical or industrial manufacturing safety, or related chemical plant experience.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e., OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, RCRA)
  • Possess skills, knowledge, and training related to implementation of Life Saving Rules.
  • Knowledgeable and hands on experience with manufacturing equipment such as, but not limited to, reactor, distillation, scrubber, pump, compressor, heat exchanger, boiler, water and waste treatment, piping, DCS and instrumentation systems.
  • 18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED.
  • Must possess or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to first day of employment.
  • Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident).


  • Highly organized and have strong initiative, focus, and follow-through skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to communicate the right level of detail to the right audience, at the right time.
  • Self-starter and initiator and highly motivated by the ability to enable crew ownership of SHE performance.
  • Knowledgeable of the safe practice's manual, crew and department safety programs.
  • Ability to provide, accept and effectively handle constructive feedback.
  • Strong computer skills (Outlook, Microsoft products, iShare, SAP).
  • Ability to evaluate data, interpret and make recommendations.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to effectively identify important or urgent issues and handle in a timely manner.
  • Ability to develop systems and workflows to solve problems and prevent recurrence.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Must be willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions. INEOS Acetyls - Texas City is a 24-hour, 365 days per year operations.
  • The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.) and working at heights.
  • Able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds.
  • The ability to work in a confined space and from elevated platforms.
  • Able to wear appropriate protective equipment.
  • Required to participate in Respiratory Fit Testing Program
  • Basic computer skills are a requirement for this position.
  • The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, relationship building, and technological orientation.