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Chevron Corporation Workforce Safety Specialist in Ralston, Iowa

Manages the implementation and sustainability of the Managing Safe Work Process (MSW), including the associated corporate required OE standards (e.g. Confined Space Entry). Also, manages and prioritizes work related to the Contractor Health Environment and Safety Management (CHESM) process and the Motor Vehicle Safety (MVS) process.


The purpose of this position is to provide coordination, action, and leadership to enhance continued compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations regarding environmental and safety systems, permits, regulations, policies and procedures.


Continually improve company health, environmental and safety policies, standards, plans, and procedures. Maintain working knowledge of all health, environment and safety regulatory (EHS) requirements that affects the company.

Provide guidance to upper management on compliance strategies.

Apply state-of-the-art and innovative management techniques and engineering solutions, including information systems and engineering approaches to resolve EHS issues and to achieve program objectives on schedule.

Negotiate EHS issues with regulatory agencies to obtain appropriate permits and approvals for projects and programs designed to promote and enhance management systems or address deficiencies.

Enhance communications with other departments to ensure that EHS policies, standards, plans and procedures are followed.

Oversees the initiation and maintenance of operating permits, licenses, registrations and reports required by governmental agencies that conform to EHS related laws and regulations.

Develop and implement programs to improve EHS performance.

Establish and promote a culture where emergency responders develop a high level of participation and skill.

Develop and implement programs to enhance community and industrial relations.

Designated as the Company Loss Control Coordinator and demonstrates effective leadership for the success in the Loss Control programs.

Responsible for the development and monitoring of the departmental budget to insure appropriate fiscal responsibility.

Maintaining required records, and ensure the presentation of training programs, location and facility inspections, and compliance issues for all employees.

Manage, monitor and audit housekeeping records, hot work permits, and equipment maintenance schedules of updates/support at all locations to ensure compliance and status is current.

On-going education process to keep up to date with regulatory agency rules and compliance matters, especially those pertaining to OSHA, EPA, and IDNR.

Direct location management with compliance issues. Includes EAP (Emergency Action Plan), emergency contact list and disaster evacuation plans. Ensure location is current and up-do-date. This includes directing Plant Manager with the holding of drills on disaster evacuation on an annual basis.

Direct location with safety, health, and regulatory compliance issues in conjunction with EHS staff.

Coordinate with EHS staff in ensuring REG facilities and management are in full compliance with government regulations and insurance requirements and provides a safe work place for its employees.

Loss control responsibilities which include: conducting inspections and audits related to the Loss Control program as assigned, participating in Hazard Reviews as needed, recommending safety improvements, completion of safety action items as assigned, completing required regulatory training, and compliance with all applicable regulations

Perform other duties as assigned


Ability to operate plant computer systems

Knowledge of arithmetic and its application

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

Ability to work independently, or as part of a team

Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

Be available for work and overtime as required

Provide personal contact information to customers on an as needed basis for official business purposes


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job requires mental alertness at all time to assure safety and accuracy in all functions. There is stress related to meeting production deadlines.


Continuous (67% to 100%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)


Continuous (67% to 100%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)

Reaching above the shoulders

Occasional (1% to 33%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)


Frequent (34% to 66%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)

Ability to lift 50 lbs. and tolerate extended period of physical effort.

Repetitive hand movements consist of firm grasping with the right and/or left hand. Fine manipulation – (computer).

This job also requires the following: working at heights, being around moving machinery and vehicles, driving automotive equipment, and wearing personal protective equipment (respiratory protective equipment, safety glasses, goggle, face shield, hard hat, gloves, acid/base resistant clothing, and hearing protection).


Exposures may include: methanol, sodium methylate, vegetable oil and animal fats, caustic catalyst, neutralizing acids, hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, methyl esters, fatty acid, glycerin, surfactants, dyes, scents, dust, water, dirt, weather, temperature extremes, and medium to high noise levels.


The employee will have the ability to move freely throughout the facilities in order to direct and conduct a variety of activities.


Education: Bachelors degree or higher in engineering or related field, either in chemical, safety

or environmental discipline preferred. 5 years of plant experience with relevant industrial

experience. Working knowledge of federal, state and local HES related laws and regulations as it affects the plant.

Experience: 2 years practical safety/health experience in Ag business, chemical manufacturing, or production preferred.

Skills Required: Oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to use office/training equipment. Basic math, good organizational, and effective interpersonal skills are also a requirement of this position. Valid Driver’s Operators License and meet REG insurability requirements.


  1. Orientation 2. Customer Focus

  2. Safety 4. External/Internal Training

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.