Regional HSE Specialist

Company description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one which the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then Tessenderlo Kerley is the right place for you.

Job description

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As a leader in our field, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of health, safety and environmental (HSE) practices. We are seeking a highly effective HSE Professional to support our Midwestern and Eastern region plants.

As a member of the HSE team, you will be instrumental in supporting and advancing our HSE programs across 17 key facilities, including chemical manufacturing, processing and laboratory environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary Health & Safety Department contact for our Midwestern and Eastern region plants.
  • Lead and support HSE Assessments at process plants to identify hazards and environmental risks. Lead and develop needed corrective actions, and support the plants with implementation.
  • Play a crucial role in supporting Process Safety Management (PSM) and risk reduction strategies.
  • Develop and refine HSE procedures, training programs and initiatives to enhance safety and compliance across all operations.
  • Analyze and interpret government regulatory standards (OSHA, EPA and others) to ensure compliance and prepare for future changes.
  • Lead incident investigations and conduct thorough root cause analysis.
  • Assist in completing environmental reports and managing hazardous waste and air permitting activities.
  • Develop and assist in implementing environmental plans and emergency response strategies.
  • Engage in medical monitoring and respiratory protection programs.
  • Support the implementation of a VPP campaign.
  • Able to respond to incidents as needed around the clock, with up to 30% travel.



What you will bring:

  • A BS degree in Engineering, Science or a related HSE discipline, with an advanced degree or HSE professional certification, is highly preferred.
  • Three or more years of HSE-related experience in chemical manufacturing or process industries.
  • Process Safety Management program experience.
  • Strong analytical skills to assess regulations and develop compliance strategies.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be located in Oklahoma or Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, lift 25 pounds, and walk for up to four hours per day. 
  • Must be able to be full-face respirator certified.



Working at Tessenderlo Kerley

Why Join Us?

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and teamwork
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work
  • Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (Low employee premiums!)
  • 401(k) plan with dollar-for-dollar matching up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401(k) company retirement contribution at year-end, equal to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-term incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance (2x annual base salary)
  • Paid vacation and sick time, and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Up to $5,000 per calendar year (non-taxable)
  • Adoption Assistance: Up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Paid maternity and parental time off
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. is part of Tessenderlo Group (Euronext: TESB), a global industrial group focusing on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, machinery, mechanical engineering, electronics, energy, and industrial solutions for water management. At the heart of Tessenderlo Group's strategy lies the conviction that “Every Molecule Counts.” In everything we do, we seek to valorize further and add value to our products and processes. For more information about Tessenderlo Group, please visit

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    Quality Assurance
    HSE- Health Safety Environment
    Experience level
    Mid-Senior Level
    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
    Business unit
    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
    United States
    Oklahoma City, OK or Phoenix AZ
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