Vacancy

HSE Advisor,
Full-time

United States, Texas, Houston

Business unit: Marine Coatings

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.

Responsibility

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and Coatings Company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential colour to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Sikkens, International, Interpon, Eka and Chemcraft.
 
In North America, 4,500 employees work at more than 50 locations to support the Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals Business Areas. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colourful world where life is improved by what we do.
 
We’re a leading supplier of performance coatings with strong product technologies and brands. Our high-quality products are used by customers across the world to protect and enhance everything from ships, cars, aircraft, yachts and architectural components (structural steel, building products, flooring) to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture) and oil and gas facilities. Major brands include Awlgrip, International, Interpon and Sikkens.
 
Our Marine Coatings Business Unit is the technology leader in fouling control and coatings that are abrasion, chemical and impact resistant, for vessels being built, repaired or maintained. We are a global market leading brand of International® with innovative technologies, a global service network and sustainability credentials.
 
Purpose of this role
Advises about specific HSE&S knowledge areas and supports the HSE Business Partner.
 
Responsibilities
·         Acts as an influential advisor to line management by building and fostering a deep understanding of the theoretical concepts, industry standards and best practices in one or more HSE&S areas.
·         Is an effective coach by leveraging and extending HSE&S knowledge through personal participation in AkzoNobel expert pools for delivery of the Safety Common Platform, HSE&S Faculty learning programs, auditing and/or incident investigation and/or through training activities within the site, as well as through personal functional development.
·         Contributes, together with and in support of line management, to a culture in which HSE&S is at the core of all operations.
·         Spends time engaging with employees and acts as a role model for ensuring compliance with and commitment to the AkzoNobel HSE Policy, Directives, Rules & Procedures, including its risk tolerance criteria.
·         Contributes to the development of the HSE&S strategy for design, deployment and delivery of the AkzoNobel HSE&S Policy, Directives, Rules & Procedures and Safety Common Platform for the entity at SMU/ BA level, in order to ensure alignment of objectives and performance of the site (s).
·         Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory Policies / procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.

Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number

170002ZH

Continent

North America

Country

United States

State/Region/Province

Texas

Site

Houston

Business unit

Marine Coatings

Job family

Health, Safety & Environment

Hierarchy level

Professional/Experienced/Specialist

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

Requirements
·         Bachelor's degree in Safety or Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences or equivalent
·         Proficiency with MS Office tools
·         Excellent English communication skills written and verbal
·         Spanish communication skills is a plus but not required
·         Experience in environmental regulatory compliance is a plus.
 
 
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).
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