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Safety Manager


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The Safety Manager is accountable for providing leadership and direction to achieve a safe workplace through management commitment and employee ownership. Partners with the Senior EHS&S Manager to establish a behavioral based safety culture and leads employees and management to implement and execute safety culture. Ensure safety systems and processes effectively address facilities risk profile.  Drives continual improvement, while managing complex problems and coordinating the implementation of solutions. 


Responsibilities includes but are not limited to:
• Oversees the Safety and Security programs and activities for ML site and ensures company and regulatory compliance including OSHA, state and local requirements
• Drives adoption and compliance to all processes, meetings and procedures of the area's Management Operating System to ensure timely decision making and clear action items
• Directs safety team in delivering programs, Process Safety Management and Process Hazard Analysis
• Plans, coordinates and drives safety and security projects / programs using clear methods of risk analysis (i.e. LOPA / HAZOP).  Oversees Safety & Security related incident and near-miss investigations. Ensures corrective actions are identified, documented and implemented
• Manages all security aspects of the site including plant personnel access, visitor control and traffic access to the plant
• Oversees workers’ compensation program and ensures coordination with the workers’ compensation carrier contact
• Ensures site Emergency Response Plan in place and in accordance with OSHA regulations
• Oversees required training to ensure site resources are prepared in the event of emergency
• Oversees all site risk analyses and gap closure activities associated with safety and security
• Ensures and drives safety department participation in Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) for new installations and unit startups 


• Minimum of 10 years of experience in Health/Safety in a manufacturing/industrial environment
• Minimum of 3 years of previous supervisory experience
• Knowledge and experience with OSHA regulations and VPP programs
• Process Safety Management knowledge, skills and experience
• Working knowledge of Worker’s Compensation Regulation & Process Management



• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field

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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