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HSE Officer

Description: 

Minimum requirements:

  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Management or Safety Management or Analytical Chemistry or any Engineering discipline
  •  Must have chemical background  
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience of which 5 years must be at operational level as a QHSE Officer in a chemical plant 
  • SAMTRAC or Risk Management qualification, or International General Certificate (IGC) in health and safety, hazard identification and risk assessment or incident investigation
  • Responsible care knowledge
  • Sound working knowledge of Global Harmonized System
  • Labelling of chemicals would be advantageous.
  • Computer literate, Microsoft packages including word, excel, PowerPoint and good presentation skills.
  • Be able to handle pressure during audits, incidents and government inspections.
  • Sound working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and its regulations and environmental legislation.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive health, safety and environment at operational level and know how to ensure a health and safety working environment.
  • Conduct on going workplace monitoring with the purpose that the workplace provides a healthy and safe environment for employees.
  • Ensure that the site complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations including the NEMA ACT especially Air Quality Act at all times 
  • Improve working conditions throughout the site 
  • Participate in HSE internal certifications and global company customer’s audits including government inspections (Department of Labour) and other departments (DAFF, GDARD etc).
  • Be instrumental in effective closing of any audit finding relating to HSE 
  • Lead incident investigation of minor incidents and “high risk near misses” and participate in all lost time injury incidents and significant Loss of Primary Content (LoPC) incidents.
  • Be hands on in ensuring that all corrective actions of incidents are completed within the required time frames.
  • Coordinate and lead contractor management on site by ensuring that all contractors comply with the minimum requirements of the Construction Regulations Act.
  • Ensure that all bylaw permits are up to date and the limits are adhered to for the hazardous waste incinerator

Job Reference: 

614466

Location: 

Johannesburg

Salary: 

Neg Annually

Employer: 

MECS Africa