NewMarket Services

Sr. EHS Specialist

Location US-IL-Sauget
Health, Safety and Environment


Support and lead all aspects of plant environmental compliance, employee health programs, and employee safety processes. The main focus of this position is to ensure regulatory compliance while building and sustaining a perpetual EHS culture where employees are involved in job/task design and execution.


  • Appraise and manage environmental risk in order to guarantee personnel safety, occupational health, and environmental protection.
  • Raise emloyee awareness to ensure that EHS measures are applied at every level of the organization.
  • Ensure required records, permits, and reports are maintained and prepared according to established guidelines by local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Identify hazardous workplace conditions, perform and document job hazard analysis, and coordinate activities to ensure corrective and preventative actions are implemented.
  • Develop training programs and manage all EHS related reports relating to all safety issues in the plant for employees and visitors. 
  • Process Safety Management (PSM):  Be a leading force in the site’s PSM systems with a strong working knowledge of OSHA 1910 Process Safety Management standard. 
  • Works to create a culture that puts safety first, promotes interest in, and awareness of health, safety, and environmental issues at all levels. 
  • Performs administrative functions and provides support for projects as needed.


Job Qualifications(minimum):

  • BS degree in related environmental, health or safety field.
  • 5 - 7 years of safety related management, with exposure to environmental regulatory management.
  • Professional certification in safety, industrial hygiene or environmental engineering preferred.
  • Contractor Management System experience; preferably using the ISNetwork system

Job Qualifications (preferred)

  • 7 – 10 years of safety related management, with exposure to environmental regulatory management
  • Familiarity with occupational health medical treatment terminology
  • Familiarity with chemistry and chemical processes




Effective leadership skills and the ability to work productively in a cross functional team environment

Influencing, negotiating and diplomacy skills

Strong analytical skills

Ability to effectively solve problems and resolve conflicts

Organizational skills and is able to prioritize work, develop appropriate time lines and work to deadlines

Able to travel as required

Able to manage time and be detail oriented

Able to work independently and in a team environment

Demonstrate ability to lead, motivate, and positively influence others

Demonstrate strong self-initiative and self-teaching with interest in continuous learning




Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures

Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.

Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.

Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.

Self-Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.

Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.

Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

Responsible Care; EHS Management-Employ equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment. Regulatory/Legal compliance.

Emergency Response-Includes both internal and external response to plant.


Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world.

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching contributions, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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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