Health, Safety & Security Manager,

United States, Texas, Deer Park

Business unit: Polymer Chemistry

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


We currently have an opening for a Health, Safety and Security Manager for our Houston, TX (Battleground) facility. Battleground primarily produces metal alkyls, sold primarily as co-catalysts to major thermoplastic resins and rubber manufacturers (producers of polyethylene, polypropylene, and EPDM). The product line is complex with over 30 metal alkyl products (plus formulations) produced at Battleground. Products are extremely hazardous (pyrophoric, meaning they ignite on contact with air) and are highly reactive with water. The site also manufactures High Purity Metal Organics (HPMO) for the semi-conductor and LED industries.

Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities

Guide site management to develop and ensure implementation of policies and best practices for the Battleground site; contribute to the development of strategy in line with corporate guidelines, business plans and strategy, in order to ensure the realization of strategic objectives of the site. Along with site management, act as change agent for HSE culture and continuous improvement and role model for ensuring compliance with HSE policy and procedures. Manage people and develop and stimulate talent. Accountable for in-plant fire prevention, emergency plans and security. This position also develops necessary training required for corporate and government regulations. Key member of the Site Management Team. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Ensuring inspections of plant facilities for unsafe acts, as well as fire protection equipment, first-aid equipment and overall housekeeping are conducted in a timely manner.
2. Coordinates site health, safety and security training activities and conducts training as needed.
3. Communicates and coordinates with local, state and federal agencies relating to laws and regulations affecting safety, health and the community.
4. Conducts or consults on investigations related to fires, accidents and near misses and approves corrective actions.
5. Participates in the Channel Industry Mutual Aid group and the Texas Chemical Council.
6. Management Representative for RC 14001, Health, Safety and Security. Manages all appropriate Responsible Care© activities.
7. Consults with managers and employees on the safest way to perform a job.


1. Understand and help implement the site’s Operating Policy, and HSSE goals and objectives.
2. Support and participate in on-going HSSE improvement activities and committees including VPP and BBS (Swagger).
3. Be aware of potential health, safety, security and environmental impacts in area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs.
4. Understand and implement any parts of the Battleground Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that apply to area of responsibility.
5. Participate in the site’s on-going Pollution Prevention Process.

1. Understand and help implement the site’s Quality Policy, Quality goals and objectives, and the Quality Improvement Process (MTQ).
2. Be fully aware of your specific quality assurance responsibilities.
3. Be familiar with site wide document control, internal quality audits, corrective action, non-conforming product and record keeping procedures.
4. Be sure employees under supervision, if applicable, are aware of and are adequately trained in quality procedures.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States




Deer Park

Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Sub business unit

Polymer Chemistry_Americas

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• Six to eight (6-8) years of expert working knowledge of safety, health and security plant processes. Two to three ( 2-3)years of previous supervisory experience preferred.
• B.S. in technical field, Occupational, Health, and Safety, or equivalent experience.
• Knowledge of OSHA regulations and their impact on the AkzoNobel plant environment and its employees.
• Comfortable working in a hands on, tactical role.
• Previous experience as a change agent.
• Must be able to wear FRCs, steel toed boots, hard hat and safety glasses and be in the plant on a daily basis.
• Must be able to climb stairs and ladders in the units for the purposes of conducting inspections and reviewing permits.
• May require individual to comply with Akzo Nobel RBPS 12 Corporate CFATS Personnel Surety Compliance Policy for Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.

As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).