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Health & Safety Specialist


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support in order to achieve the desired Health & Safety performance objectives outlined by corporate initiatives, business unit initiatives, and local/site initiatives. This position reports to the Safety Manager and partners with operations to prioritize task and optimize safety at the plant.

•    Provide effective leadership to the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) department through effective management of the Department’s resources to ensure continuous improvement in EHS performance
•    Prioritize and manage to protect people, processes, products from exposures to injury, risk or economic loss
•    Develop and maintain the safety, health, training and loss control efforts to ensure that plant and company goals and objectives are being met
•    Lead audits, inspections, and investigations and coordinate resolution of issues
•    Develop corrective action plan to respond to internal/external audits and inspections
•    Independently initiate, perform, and document safety and health audits, evaluations, inspections and/or behavioral observations throughout the operations. As well as communicate and facilitate the implementation of corrective and preventative actions
•    Strong cultural field presence to collaborate Production and Maintenance continuous improvement


•    Certification as CHST or OHST, ASP, CSP, CIH, and OSHA Outreach Trainer certifications a plus
•    Experience implementing ergonomic solutions in a manufacturing environment preferred
•    Must have a working knowledge of HSE Management Systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
•    Proficient knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, DOT, and other applicable government agencies


•    Bachelor’s degree in Safety or Environmental Management or related field preferred; associates degree required 



Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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