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EH&S Specialist


Position Summary:

Carboline is seeking an EH&S Specialist located at our manufacturing facility in Lake Charles, LA. This person would be responsible for implementing and managing the environmental, health, safety, security, and emergency response programs for the local production and distribution facility.

We are looking for a dynamic trainer and behavior-based safety implementer for this facility.

This position will spend a lot of time on the production floor interacting with employees and supervisors identifying improvements in best practices and improving safety within processes.

PSM experience, hazardous waste management and someone that has worked within a Chemical processing facility is preferred!


• Minimum of a BS degree in a safety, regulatory, or chemical related discipline or equivalent experience.

(Industrial Safety preferred.)

• Minimum of 3 years of practical experience in safety, regulatory, and/or chemical fields.

• Strong working knowledge of the OSHA process safety management regulations (PSM).

• Proven experience as safety manager.

• Ability to produce reports and develop relevant policies.

• Experience in data analysis and risk assessment.

• Excellent organizational and motivational skills.

• Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability.

• Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires some physical activity including but not limited to standing/kneeling/walking/sitting on concrete for approximately 50% of work day.

This position could also require computer usage for an extended period of time - up to 8 hours in a day.

Lifting up to 50 pounds; exposure to dust and chemicals including but not limited to: Amines, Polyamides, Isocyanates, Epoxies, Alkyds, Acrylics, and certain inorganic compounds.

Personal protective equipment would be utilized.

This position will require travel by air and/or car including nighttime and overnight up to 25% of the time.

Essential Functions:

• Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal EH&S regulations including written programs, record keeping, reports, inspections, monitoring, testing, and training.

• Establish local EH&S goals and objectives along with the timely and accurate reporting mechanisms.

• Coordinate the investigation of incidents (including near misses and losses) and accidents to determine root causes and assists in the development of corrective and preventive action plans.

• Serve as the site liaison to local emergency response providers.

• Develop and conduct environmental, safety and health training programs to ensure employee's knowledge, understanding and adherence to safety and environmental regulations.

• Serve as Facility Security Officer to implement and maintain facility security requirements as required by the Department of Homeland Security.

• Conduct EH&S reviews for new product development, facility modification, product manufacturing modifications and new equipment/machinery installations per the OSHA PSM standard.

• Create and update compliance-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job hazard analysis (JHAs).

• Administer and monitor industrial hygiene sampling and communicate exposure information and/or personal protective equipment requirements to employees.

• Report on health and safety awareness, issues, and statistics.

• Maintain the health & safety statistics database

• Provide coaching and support to employees, supervision, and management to proactively address safety, health, and environmental risks and concerns,

• Initiate or assist in efforts to continuously improve the overall working environment in the facility.

• Provide technical assistance, training and work direction to colleagues in other departments.

• Analyze problems, identifying alternative solutions, and implementing recommendations in support of the Company safety goals and objectives.

• Identify potential or actual areas of non-compliance through regular auditing and inspections and ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken.

• Review and develop profiles for classification of hazardous waste.

• Responsible for timely disposal of process waste and waste finished goods.

• Provide support to the Corporate Director of EH&S.

• Perform other duties as needed to support the overall mission of the facility and the company.

Who We Are:

Carboline is a St.

Louis-based coatings manufacturer with a global reach.

The company, founded in 1947, produces high-quality performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products in more than 20 manufacturing facilities around the world.

Carboline has been ranked a top workplace for seven years in a row, so culture and maintaining a safe and clean work environment is something we take very seriously.

Carboline is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services.

From homes and workplaces to infrastructure and precious landmarks, RPM's market-leading brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to help build a better world.

If you want to be part of a growing global organization with opportunity for growth, we would like to meet you.

What We Offer:

We offer a team atmosphere that fosters cooperation and creativity; a management team committed to employee development and an environment where people are empowered to make decisions.

Our career opportunities offer unlimited earnings potential and our comprehensive benefits package is among the best in the industry which includes affordable benefits, a company match 401K plan and a retirement pension plan.

Carboline is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.

Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

"In order to be the best, we must hire the best"
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