Dangerous Goods Compliance Specialist Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Regulatory Affairs
Posting Date:  May 15, 2024

Arkema in the Americas has an opening for a Dangerous Goods Compliance Specialist. This position supports the communication of hazardous materials transportation regulations, IMDG, ICAO/IATA, TDG, and CFR 49 as they relate to Arkema Inc. and Bostik Inc. production, packaging, and shipping, the communication of OSHA/GHS regulations pertaining to labeling and classification in coordination with the transportation regulations.


Reports to the Manager, Dangerous Goods Compliance and has no direct reports. Preference is for the position to be based out of our NA Corporate Headquarters in King of Prussia, PA, otherwise the role may be based out of another Arkema facility. 


This role is eligible for a Senior designation for those with greater experience and qualifications.




  • Assist with activities related to entry of bills of lading hazardous materials descriptions for all modes of transport within the company’s SAP systems and MDP. (35%)
  • Support for the evaluation and identification of types of packaging that comply with regulatory requirements and that minimize the risk of shipping the company’s hazardous materials. Assist Business Units. (15%)
  • Support in activities relating to hazardous materials transportation compliance by implementing procedures and policies, and auditing, to reduce risk and liability while ensuring hazardous materials are transported in compliance with all domestic and international transportation regulations. (15%)
  • Support in the determination of the classification of Arkema Inc.’s and Bostik Inc.’s hazardous materials with assistance from the applicable Business Unit Product Safety Representative and Toxicology. Support Business Unit Product Safety and HES with sections 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15 as they pertain to GHS transportation

classification. (20%)

  • Other related responsibilities (15%)
    • Support activities related to implementation of the company’s Hazmat training program.
    • Participation in the Institute of Packaging Professionals Chemical Packaging Committee and the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council.
    • Support as needed when applying for and/or requests from DOT or applicable agency with the company’s required hazardous materials registrations, requested special permits, and special approvals.
    • Perform all other duties within scope as specified by Manager.





  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with 3 years of experience in similar role or Associate’s Degree required with 5 years of direct experience with hazardous materials packaging.
  • Current CFR 49, IATA/ICAO and IMDG
  • Minimum 5 years’ overall experience in hazardous materials shipping.
  • Minimum 3 years’ direct experience in compliance focused on hazardous materials shipments and labelling.
  • Experience with evaluation and identification of packaging types that comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Working knowledge of hazardous materials transportation regulations, IMDG, ICAO/IATA, TDG, and CFR 49 as they relate to Arkema Inc. and Bostik Inc. production, packaging, and shipping.





  • Understanding and interpretation skills of all hazardous materials regulations
  • Experienced in use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with ERP is preferred, SAP experience is a plus.
  • Ability to recognize inefficient or redundant processes and recommend new or revised procedures.
  • Ability to plan and execute goals, understand failures, and adjust plans to meet goal attainment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, communication and negotiating skills.
  • Detail oriented, with excellent prioritization and follow-up.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively navigate and work within in a global and culturally diverse environment.

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through www.arkema.com to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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