HSE Specialist Morris – LyondellBasell


HSE Specialist Morris – LyondellBasell

Req Id: 66742

Job Category: Manufacturing

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Location: Americas – Morris, IL


Position Summary:

LyondellBasell is seeking a Health, Safety, and Environmental Specialist for our chemical manufacturing plant located in Morris, Illinois. Our Morris facility is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Chicago, IL. The Morris site has 400 employees and contractors. The plant manufactures ethylene, the world’s most widely-used petrochemical, which is then converted into polyethylene plastic resins. Here at the Morris site we provide a collaborative working environment that supports personal growth and development, and personal and team recognition. Safety is a core value for LyondellBasell as exhibited by our outstanding safety and environmental accomplishments at this site. This position offers a competitive base salary, annual bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan and employee discounts. Relocation benefits are available providing candidates meets requirements.
The HSE S is an individual contributor who serves in a safety and health support role for the Morris organization. They shall possess an in-depth knowledge of the safety profession as well as OSHA regulations and will apply regulatory, process, and organizational knowledge to solve problems and make recommendations. The candidate will proactively take ownership and influence decisions for the development and continued improvement of safety and health programs and processes at the Morris site. This person will be expected to work independently, develop professionally and provide guidance to those with less safety and health experience.

The HSE Specialist reports to the site HSE Manager.

Responsibilities include:

Recognized site leader of corporate GOALZERO safety and performance culture
Own and actively manage the site’s HSE systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements.

This position will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the site’s emergency preparedness, to include all facets of the Emergency Response Organization, Mutual Aid Coordination, Incident Command System, effective drills, training, and communication.

This position will serve as Fire Chief for the MIO facility, develop internal ERT, evaluate, and improve preparedness for the MIO facility.

This position provides expertise and a depth of knowledge about emergency preparedness, security, and acts as a resource to personnel at the MIO facility.

This position will represent the location during regulatory visits, inspections, inquiries, mutual aid organizations, other community fire and police agencies.

Able to effectively manage multiple tasks, but also able to delegate tasks which can be performed by support personnel or other professionals.

Works independently to identify, plan and complete work that has a positive impact on worker safety, health protection, emergency response, and security.

Interact with supervision, technicians, maintenance, operations, HSE, engineering staff, and other groups to ensure a consistent understanding of both regulatory and site requirements.

Understands the operations units and processes to which the regulations and requirements must be applied and is able to identify opportunities for improvement.

Adapt to the situation at hand and be able to recommend solutions. Able to identify safety issues, develop an action plan to address issues, execute the plan and evaluate success of the program.

Ability to establish measurable objectives, monitor performance and track progress.
Develop, implement and support safety and health policies, procedures and programs
Serve as HSE resource for management, operations, and maintenance functions.

Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice.

Functions with minimal day to day supervision, may supervise HSE staff, and guide the contract security force at the MIO facility.

Facilitates formal incident investigation teams when needed.

Coordinate and conduct regular HSE training and orientation as required.

Hosts VPP and agency inspections and maintains safety, security and health systems and supporting documentation to illustrate compliance with regulations, OE, and VPP Star requirements.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Critical Competencies:

Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to write detailed investigation reports and procedures, and develop and deliver presentations to all levels of the site organization; has good computer skills and ability to support the training process and associated programs and systems.

Interpersonal Skills:
Ability to develop a rapport with hourly technicians, first-line supervisors, specialists and engineers.

Work with different levels of the site organization including hourly technicians, first-line organization, engineers and site and HSE functional management personnel
Coach and mentor other site personnel.

Demonstrates a high level of ownership in areas of responsibility.

Self-motivated and proactively identifies and champions change within their areas of responsibility.

Impact & Influence:
Asserts own ideas and able to persuade others with a specific objective in mind; presents multiple strategies and has ability to adapt to different situations; gains the support and commitment from others and mobilizes others to take action.

Process Management:
Good at figuring out processes necessary to get things done; ability to organize people and activities and combine tasks into an efficient work flow.


HS Diploma or GED

An Associates or Bachelor’s degree in in Industrial or Occupational Safety, Industrial.

Hygiene or related technical discipline, or, equivalent work experience in an industrial, refining or chemical manufacturing environment required.

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is helpful
Candidate must possess in-depth knowledge of the industrial safety profession, NFPA, OSHA and a working understanding of behavioral safety, industrial hygiene, ICS, incident investigation, process safety, loss prevention, and worker’s compensation.


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