NewMarket Services

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

Location US-VA-Richmond
Health, Safety and Environment


About Us

Afton Chemical Corporation is part of the NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) family of companies, and is one of the largest global suppliers of lubricant additives and offers a broad line of fuel additives worldwide. 


EHS Specialist will be responsible for identifying, implementing EHS programs, improving existing EHS programs and strengthening overall performance at Richmond based Afton facilities. Position works to ensure compliance with National, Regional and local regulations.


  • Create and implement environmental, safety, health, and regulatory compliance programs that comply with OSHA, EPA, DOT regulatory requirements.
  • Utilize metrics and data to drive continuous improvement and enable sites to achieve vision of zero injuries/incidents/non-compliance.
  • Maintain records which are needed to demonstrate compliance with safety and environmental compliance. Work to proactively head off EHS issues and concerns.
  • Interact with local, state, and federal authorities on regulatory matters to ensure that Afton meets all compliance obligations.
  • Provide processes, procedures and instruction for Afton personnel that ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations governing environmental, safety, and health issues.
  • Provide EHS support to review proposed projects or new activities to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate safety, environmental, and regulatory training for personnel. Develop training programs, and secure outside training as necessary, select/recommend sources for training aids and materials as needed.
  • Assist in implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the EHS management system – to sustain certification and deliver performance.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Industrial Hygiene or Industrial Safety
  • 5-10 years relevant work experience in an industrial setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated effective program and project management, strategic thinking and leadership skills.
  • Experience in manufacturing, laboratory and/or R&D environments.




  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Compliance Experience
  • Advanced degree in Environmental/Health/Safety/Industrial Hygiene
  • Certified CHMM, CSP, or CIH
  • Emergency Response/First Aid experience


           SKILLS / ABILITIES:


  • EHS Risk Assessment: Ability to identify EHS hazards and assess risks associated with the hazards. (ie. JSA, risk assessment, PPE assessment, ergonomics, IH monitoring and sampling, Process Hazard Analysis experience).  Demonstrates understanding of level of risk, identifies where there is the need for immediate action and to flag risks for management review.
  • EHS Risk Control: Ability to prevent, eliminate, reduce or mitigate EHS risks through management systems and a hierarchy of controls. (ie. elimination, work resign, engineering controls, administrative and PPE controls).
  • EHS Compliance & Conformance: Ability to identify, analyze, communicate and manage compliance (external regulatory requirements) and conformance (internal requirements).
  • EHS Management Systems: Ability to design, operate and maintain processes that support execution of the Afton EHS policy and drive continuous improvement. (ISO-14001 and RC-14001 management systems standards).
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The ability to maximize the effectiveness of EHS by building the relationship and partnering with internal and external stakeholders (such as non-EHS colleagues, emergency responders, regulators, contractors, suppliers).
  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves difficult problems with effective solutions; asks good questions and questions all likely sources for answers; can solve complex problems and recognize complex patterns; utilizing all appropriate tools to reach a robust answer.
  • Communication - Understands the concept of "audience" and is able to tailor communications accordingly to maximize impact and value. Skilled at developing and delivering presentations. 
  • Coaching - The ability to provide the structure, environment and support for teaching, training and development of individuals and teams to enable them to achieve specific personal or professional results or goals.
  • Performance Bias - Possessing the drive and focus to achieve challenging goals. Moving from thought and problem solving into value creation.
  • Project Management - Effective execution of modest projects, where the accountability for delivery is owned, and necessitates the coordination of several work streams and support from other contributors.


Working at Afton

Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.



An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.



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