Health, Environmental, Safety Manager Job


Memphis, TN, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Health / Environment / Safety
Posting Date:  Sep 20, 2023

Arkema has established itself as France’s leading chemical producer and a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials. With annual sales of €8.8 billion and 20,000 people employed in some 55 countries, the Group pursues ambitious recruitment objectives both in France and around the world. Arkema offers diverse employment opportunities in 200 job functions and professions in four major fields: industrial, R&D, business, and support functions.

Reaching far beyond your discoveries!

Regarded as one of the world’s leading innovators, Arkema has made research one of the pillars of its strategy. For example by discovering new solutions to help reduce the weight of materials, hence cut down consumption. By developing innovative thermal insulation systems that can optimize the energy performance of buildings. Or by seeking new applications for its biosourced products at the service of greater sustainable development.

Innovative and durable solutions

Our high performance products have applications in wide-ranging areas, from new generation car batteries or telephones to recyclable wind turbine blades, from adhesives for the protective backsheets of solar panels to drinking water filtration systems, from running shoes and acrylic resins with no solvent and no volatile organic compound for 3D printing to molecular sieves for portable oxygen devices used by people suffering from respiratory failure… Joining Arkema means being part of a Group enjoying sustained growth that in little more than a decade has built up an exemplary achievement record, setting high ambitions for itself and for its employees. All our job opportunities are open to people with disabilities at equal merit or with equal skill levels.

Job Title: HES Manager (Health, Environmental, Safety)

Division: Hydrogen Peroxide and Derivatives

Location: Memphis, Tennessee



This position reports directly to the Plant Manager. The HES Specialist and Process Safety Engineer reports to this position.



This job exists to provide Health, Environmental, and Safety support to the Memphis plant and ensure compliance, improve performance, and enhance HES awareness.



Environmental (40%)

  • Serve as the environmental focal point for waste characterizations, waste disposal, LDAR, fugitive emissions, RCRA, etc.
  • Hazardous and non-hazardous waste coordination and shipments.
  • Interaction with government agencies and ensure permits and license are up to date.
  • Manage and maintain all safety, environmental records, and compliance reporting including Title V permit.
  • Serve as plant Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program leader and participate on Site Team.
  • Serve as the department's Compliance Task Tool & Event Driven Tasks Coordinator.
  • Participates in missed compliance tasks investigations and the development of corrective actions.
  • Serve as Arkema Integrated Management Systems Leader and sub-element owner.
  • Manager site compliance calendar and ensure inspection readiness.
  • Lead multi-media environmental Risk Assessments of projects.


Health and Safety (60%)

  • Leading efforts to improve HES performance by eliminating injuries, exposures, spills, and emissions.
  • Lead PSM program for site.
  • Collaborate with site emergency response team and other tenant functions as the Arkema representative.
  • Compile and prepare all HES reports for Arkema and regulatory agencies.
  • Participate in and provide data for HES audits.
  • Consults with HE&S expertise group to obtain clear interpretations of site-specific regulatory process, regulations, laws and associated procedures and update site applicability matrix.
  • Utilizes the MOC and Implementation Work Process to effectively deliver the regulatory guidance, required documentation, and training to the appropriate groups.
  • Recognizes and analyzes HES risks present in the work environment and assists the Team in the development of programs, procedures and /or work processes to mitigate those risks.
  • Ensures compliance with HES requirements and effective implementation of the various global HES management systems, work processes, and data management systems.
  • Serve as Site Security Officer.
  • Ensures safety training is scheduled and performed.
  • Lead and participate in incident investigations and corrective action processes.
  • Sustain and continually improve Behavior Based Safety program.
  • Management Representative for OHSAS 18001 and 45001
  • Monthly safety reporting on Impact and Sustainability Reports



  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • The compliance support includes the coordination and administration of existing HES programs, determining the applicability (and non-applicability) of regulatory requirements to the Operations facility located in Memphis, TN
  • Provide technical support to the PSM program.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated and corrective actions implemented
  • Ensure department members follow required HESQ training



  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a health, safety or environmental field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years industrial safety experience, preferably in a petro/chemical plant environment or a minimum of 5 years chemical plant experience, preferably with Maintenance / Contractor experience.
  • Experience in a PSM-regulated manufacturing plant is required.
  • Knowledge of HES regulations, rules and processes/ best practices is required.
  • Strong computer skills needed (E-mail, word processing, Excel and PowerPoint experience)



  • Strong leadership ability
  • Excellent communication ability (written and verbal).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good coaching skills
  • Critical thinking and data analysis skills
  • Demonstration of the ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Planning and organizational talent.
  • Adaptable to changes.
  • Strong initiative and able to work with very little oversight.
  • Ability to develop and implement HES work processes
  • Able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.



A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

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, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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