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Specialist II - HSE (Security Coordinator)

Company: Westlake Chemical
Location: Plaquemine
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


Specialist II - HSE (Security Coordinator)

SUMMARY
This position is a company resource for emergency response / security issues and is responsible for coordinating the Plaquemine emergency response activities, training the Emergency Response Teams, Incident Commanders, Off Site Emergency Responders and Emergency Operations Center Staff. Reviews plans for expansion and new projects, testing and maintenance on all fixed and portable fire protection systems, and mobile apparatus; trained and participate on RCA investigation teams, and conducting employee fire and emergency training. Establish working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies to assess and maintain security at the Plaquemine site.

This position is a first call for any off site HazMat responses. Requires a working knowledge of applicable regulations and staying current at Off Site HazMat Specialist A and Off Site Incident Commander certifications. This position also requires interfacing with media as well as all federal, state, and local agencies to protect and promote company integrity within the communities that we service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Demonstrates strong safety culture through personal behavior and commitment to environmental, health & safety.
* Participates in the PACE culture of safety.
* Support the site with OSHA VPP Challenge


  • Emergency Response Organization Training
  • Evaluate present state of readiness for Emergency Response Organization and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Coordinate training programs. Develop lesson plans and administer training.
  • Develop response leaders within the ranks of the response teams and maintain a high level of morale and professionalism.
  • Develop preplans, drill, critique, and improve as needed.
  • Fixed and portable Fire Protection Equipment
  • Coordinate testing of fixed fire water systems. Participate in the testing and perform a close out with each plant operations and maintenance department to explain any deficiencies found. Make recommendations for improvements
  • Review plans for new projects to assure that adequate means of suppression is included in the project.
  • Follow up on repairs to all emergency response equipment.
  • Corporate Security
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with the various agencies; Homeland Security, FBI, LSP, FEMA, ACC, EPA, LCA, local law, fire, and emergency response. Also to work with other plants in the area to promote a mutual aid system.
  • Work with ACC and other industry groups to evaluate present security for all company locations and to improve processes so that all locations have heightened security capabilities.
  • Other duties as assigned

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • High school diploma required, College preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years plant emergency response supervision required
    • Strong, proven facilitation, interpersonal and computer skills, with a good working knowledge of related databases and applications, and excellent verbal and written communication abilities
    • Able to work in a team-oriented environment

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk and climb; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and infrequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must frequently make minor decisions requiring limited judgement, general decisions in the absence of specific directions, and perform activities requiring sustained concentration.

      WORK ENVIRONMENT
      The noise level in the work environment is sometimes moderate when working in an office, however, some of the work may be required in the operating units which mandates usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs. Travel may be required occasionally.

Keywords: Westlake Chemical, Baton Rouge , Specialist II - HSE (Security Coordinator), Other , Plaquemine, Louisiana

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