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Environmental Leader

Date:  May 24, 2024

Geismar, LA, US

Company Overview


Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials.  Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.  

Position Overview


This position is responsible for driving environmental excellence by assisting and maintaining the strategic direction for a world-class Environmental Program by providing tactical environmental compliance support to manufacturing sites based out of Geismar, Louisiana. This position plays an important role in planning and implementing policies, standards, and driving compliance and management initiatives within the region. The person applies technical expertise and related knowledge to resolve environmental compliance issues. The person will apply knowledge of US Federal and State regulations, and applicable regulatory requirements for effective implementation of environmental programs and projects. The person must have the ability to communicate effectively with key internal partners as well as with external partners such as consultants and regulatory agencies. 

Job Responsibilities


Environmental Operations 

  • Seeks continuous improvement of environmental programs, including environmental aspects, compliance risk assessments. 
  • Leads and implements as warranted environmental management standards and performance improvement initiatives. 
  • Supports pollution prevention and reduction efforts in support of organization’s sustainability programs and goals. 
  • Reviews reporting and analysis on compliance program effectiveness and metrics. 
  • Manages investigations related to potential environmental incidents. 
  • Participates in compliance assessments and management system audits and supports resolution of findings through partnership with various management teams. 
  • Provides internal support for implementing Responsible Care Management systems 
  • Leadership and Capability Building 
  • Acts as a business partner to support operations 
  • Performs independently and exercises mature judgment in determining regulatory, technical and operational objectives of assignments/projects derived from prioritized environmental aspects. 
  • Provides expertise by interfacing between leadership and site teams to assure flawless execution of projects – supporting and contributing to overall organizational strategy. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ten years or more of broad-based experience in Environmental Programs including but not limited to regulatory compliance, process, project management in regulated industries, preferably in chemical manufacturing. 
  • Proficiency in air regulations, calculations, and compliance 
  • Proficiency in management of solid and hazardous waste 
  • Project management and leadership skills, and a self-starter 
  • Ability to prioritize, balance and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, adjust to changing priorities. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization (up, down, laterally). 
  • Excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated attention to detail, project follow-through, and ability to meet targets and objectives both timely and with high quality.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science/Engineering, technically related field or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • 10 - 20% Domestic Travel 


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.


In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test , submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.


Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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