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Safety Engineer

Danville, VA · Manufacturing
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Danville, VA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Rate: Market

Safety Engineer

  • Lead site Safety and Health programs, including providing coaching and guidance to supervisors and employees at all levels.
  • Manage and provide guidance and leadership for site safety committee and subcommittees
  • Manage the following site-wide programs:
    • Site-wide safety meetings
    • Behavior Based Safety Observation / Employee involvement programs
    • Emergency Response, including serving as an Incident Commander for emergency incidents.
    • Permit to Work programs, including Hot Work, Confined Space, Lock Out Tag Out, and Fall Protection.
    • Incident investigation and root cause analysis, including communication with Workers’ Compensation provider and medical professionals
    • Ergonomics, including conducting assessments and implementing solutions
    • Industrial Hygiene, including planning, conducting and documenting sampling and working with medical professionals to ensure compliance with applicable protocols.
    • Contractor safety
    • Electrical programs, including NFPA 70-E
  • Conduct or coordinate employee and contractor training, including regulatory required training, proper use of safety equipment, hazard recognition, and new employee training.
  • Participate in Process Hazard Analysis and other risk management discussions
  • Assist with site Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management Program (RMP), ISO 9001 and 14001, and ChemStewards programs
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industry standards, including OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and other applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Assist in writing / revising Plant Safety Work Instructions/Procedures/Policies
  • Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure compliance with recognized standards and industry best practice.
  • Participate in plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine if all safety requirements have been met.
  • Bachelor of Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or Safety related degree
  • Minimum 10 years' experience working in a process environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Present and communicate at all levels within the business
  • Devise and implement Safety related program, policies and procedures
  • Data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Team Player with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Execute projects as part of a team, as a team leader, or independently
  • Proven self-starter with urgency for delivering results
  • Experience in the following skill sets are preferred:
    • Chemical Manufacturing processes
    • Professional certification (ASP, CSP, CIH, or similar)
    • Behavioral Based Safety/Employee Involvement Safety Programs
    • Safety and Health Management Systems
    • PSM, RMP, SOCMA ChemStewards
    • Training in Ergonomics, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, NFPA and ANSI Standards to ensure full compliance with these requirements
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

Please contact me with any questions:


(w) 774-773-9321

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