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PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities.

We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.


Job Summary

Responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating safety, health and environmental compliance and other programs that result in EHS regulatory and corporate compliance in manufacturing and support operations for assigned plants and/or facilities.



Essential Functions

  • Accountable for compliance with all applicable regulatory, plant and corporate EHS and related policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for Emergency Response functions, roles and responsibilities in accordance with site emergency response plan.
  • Supports management/supervision to ensure all site associates understand and comply with all applicable regulatory, plant and corporate EHS and related policies and procedures.
  • Responsible/accountable to ensure equipment and facilities are installed and maintained in compliance with all applicable regulatory, site and corporate requirements.
  • Responsible/accountable to ensure site project activity is completed in compliance with all applicable regulatory, site and corporate requirements.
  • Ensures that all EHS reporting is completed timely and accurately. This includes PolyOne-required, government, agency and other reporting.
  • Ensures that programs exist and are followed for all necessary employee monitoring and testing requirements are performed appropriately.
  • Develops and maintains safety systems, policies, and procedures for the site.
  • Inspects facilities, machinery, equipment, and personnel practices to identify potential safety and health concerns and hazards.
  • Conducts accident investigation and provides recommendations to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Chairs Safety Committee meetings and maintains WSIB claim administration, reporting and communication. * Chairs Site Emergency Response Team and manages new chemical approval process EHS consideration in accordance with the new chemical approval process.
  • Acts as Company representative in dealing with government agencies on safety, health and Environmental matters affecting the site.
  • Trains employees and management in safe practices and EHS procedures.
  • Responsible for all safety-related permit programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving site security programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all waste streams are properly classified and handled.
  • Ensures that EHS standards are met by all onsite contract services.
  • Provides information to management on accidents, causes, and costs and recommends long-range accident reduction and cost containment objectives.
  • Coordinates activities with local fire departments and other government/civic functions on inspection of facilities.
  • Ensures safe operation, modification and installation of equipment in all buildings.
  • Participation on projects, teams as required.
  • Ability to train in all areas of safety and health.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • 7 plus years EH&S experience
  • 5 years leadership experience
  • 5-7 years manufacturing operations experience
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, Chemistry or related technical field, or equivalent work experience.
  • CIH is a plus.         


Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of safety and health and Environmental codes and regulations required.
  • Ability to train in all areas of safety and health.
  • Computer skills:  Proficiency with word-processing and spreadsheet applications required (MS Word & Excel preferred).
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Proven leadership competencies including problem solving, decision making, motivation, ethical performance, teamwork, results oriented.



  • Each position at PolyOne focuses on 12 competencies in the areas of Personal and Strategic Skills as well Thought Rigor and demonstrating an Action Bias. Each position ties to specific competencies and levels of proficiency which help individuals excel at their current role as well as chart their growth path with the company through our Career Planning process.


Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities may require close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to loud.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).

PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law. #LI-KF1


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