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Occupational Health & Safety Technician

Company: Chemours
Location: El Dorado
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.


From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.

Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we're collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries-one improvement at a time.

At Chemours, our purpose is to help create a colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry! The Chemours El Dorado facility located in El Dorado, Arkansas has an OHS (Occupational Health & Safety) Technician position available. This is a visible, key role within the Company and the EHS function. This position will report to the site Operations Manager.

The primary focus area of this OHS Technician role will be to lead and manage site safety and health programs, which includes compliance with Business and Corporate standards and guidelines. Programs will include but are not limited to process safety management, confined space entry, electrical safety, lockout/tagout, fall protection, contractor safety, emergency response, hazard communication, hearing conservation, personal protective equipment, injury/illness prevention and medical surveillance. In addition, this resource will also support other EHS related tasks to meet team and site needs. This individual is expected to exhibit a positive safety attitude, a behavior consistent with the excellent Work Environment, and serve as an advocate for excellence in EHS performance.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leads the site Safety Committee and Emergency Response Team
  • Evaluates OHS implications of site process changes, and participates in site project teams as appropriate
  • Manages OHS data for regulatory compliance and corporate reporting, including but not limited to OSHA Form 300, PSM metrics, etc.
  • Responsible for oversight of industrial hygiene monitoring activities
  • Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment and properly maintain this equipment.
  • Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements.
  • Provide safety training in a manner workers can understand.
  • Assist areas in permit implementation and compliance, i.e. sample schedule, special procedures.
  • Maintain and look for opportunities to improve the sites written hazard communication program and train employees on the hazards they are exposed to and proper precautions.
  • Coordinate and track medical examinations and training per OSHA standards.
  • Investigate incidents and accidents to identify what caused them and how they might be prevented
  • Assist with the preparation of various other agency reports.
  • Preparation of, and participate in, agency audits.
  • Participate on both plant and corporate OHS committees / teams
  • Infrequent off-site travel

    To be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
    • High School Diploma
    • 1 - 2 years of experience in OHS
    • Possess working knowledge of OSHA standards, industrial hygiene general principles and monitoring
    • Highly motivated with strong problem-solving skills and capable of working with minimal supervision.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment with operations, technical, and maintenance personnel
    • Experience in management of multiple tasks simultaneously, within established schedules and timelines.
    • Possess effective reading, writing, and mathematical abilities.
    • Possess effective listening and communication skills
    • Demonstrate computer competencies with common software applications (i.e., MS Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

      The following skill sets are preferred :
      • Applicable safety certifications (i.e., CSP, ASP, OHST)
      • Minimum of 3 years work experience in high hazard chemical or petrochemical manufacturing.
      • Ability to interpret rules and policies and communicate both oral and written requirements purposefully and accurately.
      • Ability to conceptualize ideas and thoughts into actions utilizing appropriate planning and organizational skills
      • Ability to provide guidance in emergency situations and response, including agency reporting as required.
      • Ability to network and positively interact with other safety professionals


        Competitive Compensation

        Comprehensive Benefits Packages

        401(k) Match

        Employee Stock Purchase Program

        Tuition Reimbursement

        Commuter Benefits

        Learning and Development Opportunities

        Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

        Company-paid Volunteer Days

        We're a different kind of chemistry company because we see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it-by taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture. Our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves, at Chemours and in life. And we're proud to be Certified--- by Great Place to Work - .

        Learn more about Chemours and our culture by visiting

        Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.

        Chemours is an E-Verify employer

        Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

        Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

        At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say "We Are Living Chemistry".

Keywords: Chemours, Shreveport , Occupational Health & Safety Technician, Professions , El Dorado, Louisiana

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