Regional EHS Manager

Closing Date: 31/08/2019

Location: Beaumont, Texas, USA

Company: Lucite International

Career Level: Manager

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Functional Area: EHS

Salary: Competitive

About the Role

The Regional EHS Manager will be responsible for leading strategy development and execution of world class EHS systems and activities within the Lucite International Inc. business. The Regional EHS Manager will also direct EHS & Security programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and company policies. Lead and implement sustainable activities that result in EHS and Security excellence at all Lucite US locations.

This position will be accountable for all state, local, and federal permitting including NPDES wastewater, underground injection control, air, Title V, RCRA, and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Compliance with all EPA regulations, NSPS, NESHAP, MACT, and HON regulations as well as all Texas and Tennessee regulations. Responsible for maintaining plans regarding RCRA Contingency, SPCC and Risk Management Plans.”

Principal Accountabilities

Implements EHS standards, provides technical assistance on EHS issues, and partners with the business on compliance, project management, and EHS management issues.
Develops predictive risk analysis program to identify critical EHS risks and provide preventive actions to mitigate potential risks.
Establishes goals, objectives, metrics and scorecards to assure integration and consistent deployment of standards and systems within the region
Deploys safety, industrial hygiene, PSM and environmental processes which demonstrate continuous improvement in EHS stewardship directed toward preventing accidents, eliminating safety hazards, waste minimization and pollution prevention.
Conducts technical research to assess and mitigate risk to chemical exposure, noise exposure, air quality issues, ergonomics, radiation and other potential exposure risk issues.
Provides expertise in key health and safety programs such as but not limited to lockout/tagout, process safety management, machine guarding, confined space entry and fall protection systems.
Develop regional EHS and other professional networking and ensure information related to EHS is properly and consistently shared across the functions and locations
Establish guidelines and investigative protocols surrounding EHS incidents that address reporting criteria, causation, accountability, remedial actions and incident tracking and closure of corrective actions
Lead the development of an organization that delivers EHS excellence and compliance programs and standards through the program defining, training, and implementation stages, ensuring that all functions own and have the tools required to implement.

Knowledge / Skills / Experience

Incumbent should possess a B.S. degree in Occupational Health and Safety. Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or related degree and have acquired at least 10 plus years of leading a successful EHS program. Incumbent must also have extensive knowledge of federal and state mandated OSHA and EPA programs, ANSI, DOT and NIOSH requirements. Incumbent must have in-depth experience in chemical manufacturing, industrial hygiene (IH), PSM, inspections, audits, corrective actions and safe work practices. Incumbent must possess extensive knowledge in environmental permitting including waste, water and air (Title V). Incumbent must be able to conduct EHS related training for various levels of the organization.


Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering or related field. Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred. Experience in implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z10, VPP and other quality initiatives preferred.

The Company

Lucite International has a strong heritage of delivering excellence in the design, development and manufacture of some of the world’s best known acrylic products. With a heritage from DuPont and ICI, Lucite has been a leader in the application and development of acrylic technologies. The acquisition of Lucite International by Mitsubishi Rayon in 2009 further strengthened this position and established the combined companies as the global market leader in the manufacture and sales of acrylic monomers. Further integration of the Mitsubishi companies (Mitsubishi Rayon, Mitsubishi Plastics, and Mitsubishi Chemical) in 2017 created the new Mitsubishi Chemical Company (MCC) and firmly established the acrylic monomer business domain as the continued global leader in acrylic monomer, now backed by the strength of the 5th largest chemical company in the world. Mitsubishi Chemical is the only producer that utilizes all three technical routes to acrylic monomer and the only producer utilizing C2 technology as a commercial option for MMA production. As a result, Mitsubishi Chemical is not only the largest but also the most technically advantaged acrylic monomer producer in the world.

Lucite International Inc. operates as the Americas Division of Mitsubishi Chemicals’ acrylic monomer business, one of ten business domains crossing a diverse portfolio of businesses within the company. As the global leader, we manufacture and supply acrylic monomers that serve a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings, to adhesives, to various acrylic sheet applications and specialty moldings. Our products have many applications and are found in many popular name brands of paints, adhesives, bath and spa products, and beyond.

Lucite International is also one of over twenty Mitsubishi Chemical businesses within the Americas region that span the ten global business domains within the region. As a result, careers within Lucite/MCC are not just limited to the global acrylic monomer business domain but open to a wide range of the opportunities in the region and beyond that one would expect from a large global company.

Mitsubishi Chemical is fully committed to providing solutions to the issues facing people, society, and the planet. All business strategies within the company converge on one point – to contribute to sustained worldwide development and realize what we call KAITEKI. This simple Japanese word encapsulates our Mitsubishi group philosophy to use science and innovation to create and nurture a society where quality of life improves for all in a sustainable way. It is at the very heart of why we are in business. We will continue to provide solutions for the issues of society consistent with the aims of the international communities. We will continue to promote initiatives aimed at improving sustainability such as the promotion of energy conservation, the promotion of renewable energy use, and expansion of product lines and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As such, we have been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability World Index as recognition of our beliefs, focus, and effort.

Our Culture

Our vision at Lucite International is to be “The undisputed leader in methacrylates as seen in the eyes of our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities”

This statement is simple yet powerful. We want to be seen as the leader in all that we do, as measured by four groups of discriminating stakeholders who share similar priorities but view our performance through different lenses.

By aggressively pursuing the ever-rising expectations of each of these we can be satisfied that we are aligned with our corporate vision to realize KAITEKI.

An example is the priority investment to build a new world scale C2 based state-of-the-art MMA plant. This project effort has recently begun that will not only enhance our ability to serve the market but will also advance our sustainability efforts through the reduced emissions, reduced energy consumption, and by using certain bio-based feedstocks.

Our Values

Finally, our values are equally important to us. We believe that by being open, honest, and supportive of each other and by working together to empower and bring out the best in each other, we will achieve our vision. We thrive together in a culture of performance, creativity, and innovation to constantly challenge the status quo and to take us to new heights. We are passionate about what we do, and we fully embrace KAITEKI.

How to apply

Lucite International is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to treating people with respect and acting with integrity.

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