Safety, Health, Environmental and Community Coordinator - Western US
Orica USA - Salt Lake City, UT

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Orica is the world's largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and infrastructure markets, the global leader in the provision of ground support in mining and tunneling, and the leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction.
Orica also supplies general chemicals across a diverse range of markets, including agriculture, building and construction, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care, plastics, pulp and paper and water treatment industries.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Orica is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with a diverse workforce of over 15,000 people from more than 130 nationalities and has operations in more than 50 countries and customers in more than 100.
At Orica, we're committed to developing tomorrow's technologies and solving today's challenges for our customers.
About the JobOrica is seeking a Safety, Health, Environmental and Community Relations Coordinator for the Western United States.Orica’s SHEC Coordinators act as independent internal consultants, helping mining services sites ensure they are keeping Orica people and assets safe, while fully meeting all regulatory requirements (OSHA, MSHA, EPA, BATF). This SHEC Coordinator will work with approximately 12 sites across Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Alaska. This will include up to 50% travel by air or car to sites, providing direction and leadership for SHEC initiatives and activities for the Western US sites, consistent with Orica-wide strategies and regulatory requirements.The SHEC Coordinator works directly with Site Leaders and operations personnel to align activities with North American SHEC requirements ensure each site's operations have appropriate SHEC expertise and competence, and monitor assigned site's SHEC compliance to Orica and regulatory requirements.Because of the location of specific sites in this region, we’re ideally looking for someone in Salt Lake, City UT area, but Denver, CO and other Western locations will be considered. This SHEC consultant may work from an Orica office, or could be home-based for the right candidate. Key Accountabilities
  • Provide functional leadership, influence and focus to ensure an appropriate SHEC culture throughout Western US.
  • Advocate and champion SHEC values and behaviors at all levels of the organization.
  • Develop, manage and communicate change and improvement plans.
  • Implement Group and Orica SHEC initiatives
  • Maintenance of SHEC culture, systems, and processes.
  • Validate district operating sites are in compliance with national, corporate, statutory, industry and Orica SH&E requirements.
  • Coordinate the occupational health and hygiene activities at assigned sites.
  • Maintain required environmental permits and compliance testing as well as coordination of third party environmental contractors.
  • Provide input to Orica’s interface with governmental agencies, bodies, community groups and industry organizations with regard to safety, health, environmental or community matters.
  • Support and maintain a community engagement program with external stakeholders, including regulators, surrounding community, suppliers and local emergency responders.
  • Guide local management in use of Enablon, SHERMIS, Orica training system, North American Alteration Authority System, and other database applications.
  • Plan and execute site audits as both a lead and support auditor.
  • Work with contractors and sites to complete JSERA’s, due diligence, Safe Work Instructions and mandated SHEC requirements.
Metrics
  • Zero fatalities, Incidents and injuries, self or team.
  • Successful implementation of SHEC improvement initiatives
  • Audit Completion
  • Zero environmental non-compliances
  • Delivering at or under project budgets
  • Corporate Safety Program Delivery
  • Delivery of mandated training and reporting
  • Management of Action, Incident, Audit and Training systems.
  • Compliance with internal requirements for permits.
  • Response and response time to emergencies.
  • Progress on Environmental Legacy Issues
  • Adherence to SHEC processes, including employee involvement, procedure updates, and Management of Change.
Required Skills:
Role DimensionsCritical Experiences and Qualifications
  • B.S. Degree Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent discipline with relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in explosive field operation/manufacturing or related industry with strong safety focus dealing with hazardous materials.
  • Experience providing support, coaching and guidance to managers in small, remote sites.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in matrix organization.
  • Thorough knowledge US regulatory requirements and Orica Procedures.
  • Strong communication skills for interaction with wide variety of departments including: Compliance, Supply Chain, Training, Human Resources etc.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Ability to structure technical and legislative information to allow commercially relevant decisions to be formulated.
  • Proven talent in operations and report generation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other computer applications.
  • Influence skills for a broad cross section of business personnel with no direct reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised.
Clearance Requirements:
  • Must be able to successfully clear requirements for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) background, drug and physical checks.
Orica USA Inc. and Orica Canada Inc. are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Orica provides a rich, competitive benefits package for both full-time and part-time employees. Apply online to be considered for a new career today!

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