Job Description


As part of the Performance and Essential Material (PEM) Team in North America, this is a key leadership position responsible for all Health, Safety, and Environmental activities for Calvert City, KY facility.  The Calvert City HSE Manager is responsible for developing and implementing in line with PEM policies, procedures and programs, proactive management systems, checks and balances, and other necessary systems to ensure effective HSE compliance and continuous improvement of HSE performance at the Calvert City facility. Close collaboration with manufacturing site management is required to ensure stakeholder needs are addressed. Contributes as a member of the Region 3 HSE Leadership Team and acts independently under guidance from Sr. Management.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide visible and engaged leadership, supervision and development of Regional HSE Team.

  • Promote collaboration with manufacturing stakeholders within Calvert City to lead and influence the development of site improvement plans and actions to drive continuous improvement and compliance of HSE programs, culture, goals and Westlake Code of Conduct.

  • Regular communication and coordination with the Region 3 HSE Manager and other HSE Managers.

  • Effectively interacting with governmental officials, corporate executives, and other departments to meet the requirements/goals of those individuals.

  • Assuming key leadership role in plant emergencies, weather events, or other critical situations.

  • Ensure all necessary regulatory permitting, monitoring of operations, recordkeeping, reporting, statutory/regulatory agency requests, industry association and participation, and public awareness/education are met.

  • Assimilate internal data relative to HSE compliance, assuming the responsibility for managing action plans necessary to ensure continuous compliance.

  • Effectively manage the development of proactive HSE management systems

  • Manage the implementation of compliance strategies that maintain existing compliance. Where non-compliance exists, manage the development of an aggressive action plan to move the site back into compliance. 

  • Perform all other duties and tasks as assigned or directed by local management and/or the Region 3 HSE Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety, Environmental Sciences or related field.

  • 10 years minimum progressive HSE, operations, maintenance, or engineering experience, preferably in chemical manufacturing with 3 years of supervisory experience.

  • Strong knowledge of environmental, health, safety, and process safety management regulations as applicable to petrochemical plants and general manufacturing required with regional experience preferable.

  • Strong collaboration, facilitation, organization, interpersonal and computer skills, with a good working knowledge of related databases and applications, and excellent verbal and written communication abilities.

  • Capable of developing and managing multiple projects.

  • Exhibits positivity, passion, integrity and accountability.

  • Possesses conflict resolution skills to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Possess or Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential from the Transportation Security Administration

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.


This job is performed mainly in the manufacturing and office setting; physical presence is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; have full use and range of motion of arms, hands and fingers to reach, grasp, hold, push or pull, twist, and work with tools; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to perform tasks that may require bending, or stooping. The employee must be able to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 5 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to see details of objects that are more/less than a few feet away; see differences between colors, shades and brightness and determine the distance between objects. This job requires response to audible emergency alarms inside of the facility.  Employee must be able to evacuate when required.


The employee must be able to work in a normal factory environment, including enclosed spaces and exposure to various hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, flame retardant clothing, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required

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