Ashland Corporate

  • EHS Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Hopewell
    Job Post Information* : 2 months ago(10/5/2018 9:53 AM)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


    Are you always solving?


    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


    Ashland has an exciting opportunity for an EHS Manager to join our Ashland Specialty Ingredients business at our Hopewell, VA location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Environmental, Health& Safety function. This position will report to Plant Manager.


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


    • Possesses a thorough knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize methods and tools to conduct risk assessments and process hazard analysis.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and a thorough understanding of EHS regulatory structure and requirements, EHS management systems and company requirements.
    • Able to lead, implement and measure plant specific, company, and/or regulatory EHS program elements.
    • Exhibits ability to conduct root cause analyses, identify corrective actions, and utilize incident management systems to improve site and employee safety
    • Demonstrates skill in project management tools and methods to successfully manage and implement several projects and initiatives simultaneously.
    • Possesses thorough knowledge of adult learning methods and able to identify, develop and facilitate EHS related training materials and topics.
    • Adheres to and practices an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times, acts in line with those values, rewards the right values and disapproves of others.  Consistently demonstrates and is regarded as having high integrity and trust among peers, managers and employees, is widely trusted and seen as a direct, truthful individual, keeps confidences and admits mistakes, doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
    • Builds and sustains working relationships with people of diverse cultural identities, styles and functional responsibilities on all levels including an hourly workforce.
    • Provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others, lets people know where they stand, faces up to people problems on any person or situation quickly and directly, is not afraid to take negative action when necessary, able to challenge the status quo, open minded to new ideas.


    **This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


    In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    • Bachelor of Science or comparable degree in Industrial Safety, Environmental Science or other related technical degree (i.e., Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.)
    • A minimum of seven years of industrial safety and regulatory experience in a manufacturing or distribution setting of which two years must be in the oil or chemical industry.
    • Ability to work with individuals and teams to lead EHS initiatives
    • Detail Oriented and able to prioritize work
    • Authorized to work in the U.S.


    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

    • Safety certification is preferred, if not otherwise required by region or country regulations.
    • Emergency response experience
    • Experience working with regulatory agencies
    • Production and/or maintenance supervisory experience
    • PSM/TCPA experience
    • Emergency response experience
    • Production and/or maintenance supervisory experience preferred


    TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7312 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


    NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


    Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit to learn more. 


    Ashland. always solving


    We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


    The Ashland Way


    Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


    Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


    Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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