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Safety Engineer

Charleston, SC · Manufacturing

Wonderful location just outside Charleston, SC. Part of big international company, a leader in thei industry, respected. The manager in this department is 1 year or so away from retirement, so this has great promotional opportunity. The plant is about 400 employee, union free. The department has a manager, a nurse, and environmental specialist and a safety coordinator.

Job Description

The HSE Specialist will be the Health & Safety expert for the implementation, maintenance, coordination & monitoring of HS Management Systems and will report directly to the Local HSE Manager. This role will participate in development and maintenance, statutory compliance, and industrial good practice in health and safety, including procedures, processes, and training to promote safe working practices and to protect the company’s interest. The primary goal of the HSE Specialist is to support activities to raise the safety awareness of all the organizations departments to a higher level and follows the company’s key strategies. 


  • Ensures compliance with Company & Plant policies, health and safety standards, environmental regulations, hazardous waste, & good housekeeping practices.
  • Implement and enforce HS policies to establish a culture of Health & Safety.
  • Promotes good practices related to HS matters by coaching and training employees.
  • Promotes improvements in HS and recommends solutions to issues, improvement opportunities, or new prevention measures.
  • Supports HSE Local Manager with the development and execution of HS plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines.
  • Monitors compliance to policies and laws by inspecting employees, operations, and equipment to observe possible unsafe acts and/or conditions.
  • Evaluates the impact of changes, investments, or repairs in the site from the point of view of HS impact.
  • Conducts training and presentations for HSE matters and accident prevention and performs Go & See activities.
  • Conducts and support accident/incident and occupational illness analysis.
  • Controls the observance of HS requirements in the plant and reports nonconformance.
  • Supports and performs audits and HS related surveys.
  • Maintains and controls HS related documentation and activities



  • Qualified candidates will have completed a formal 4-year degree in Engineering
  • Qualified candidates will have completed post graduate studies and/or certifications in Occupational Health & Safety
  • ISO 45000 knowledge is required
  • The successful candidate will possess effective communication and leadership skills
  • Qualified candidates will have at least 5  to 10 years HSE experience in 29 CFR 1910 and 1926.

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