Safety Technician Full-time

at Gladieux Metals Recycling, LLC in Freeport, TX (Published at June-22-2020)

About the Company: 

Gladieux Metals Recycling provides environmentally friendly services to its refinery customers in North America as a leading true verified recycler of spent catalyst hazardous waste. GMR’s process delivers a sustainable alternative to landfilling and exporting of hazardous waste and provides end to end tracking, providing a best-in-class Cradle-to-Grave solution for its customers.


Position Summary:  

The Health & Safety Technician will provide Health & Safety (H&S) Delivery support to Gladieux Metals Recycling (GMR) and Contractor Safety Department. The delivery support includes coordinating existing H&S programs, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards, achievement of H&S goals, and implementing H&S management systems and work processes. The incumbent will work closely with leadership and plant personnel to ensure full compliance, enhanced H&S awareness, and improved performance.  This role also includes partnership with GMR contractor companies as their safety contact liaison.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement H&S management systems (work processes, standards, and procedures) as appropriate for GMR.
  • Facilitate compliance with regulations & standards i.e. OSHA, RCRA, EPA, NFPA
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans for every major shutdown/turnaround project
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Conduct safety training and education programs, and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
  • Provide assistance in the development and implementation of new policies and procedure. .
  • Conduct and verify monthly inspections
  • Participate and lead incident investigations
  • Participate in and provide data for H&S audits/assessments
  • Identify opportunities to streamline H&S implementation resources and work processes
  • Maintain Industrial Hygiene (IH) programs
  • Maintain and audit Behavior-Based Performance processes
  • Perform Health & Safety Review for Management of Change (MOC) documents.
  • Initiate and support MOC for Health & Safety standards, rules and processes in a timely manner and ensure MOC closure.
  • Attend Contractor incident investigations.
    • Assess project activities to determine applicable safety requirements and standards and ensure that plans are in place prior to execution to manage those risks.
    • At Risk process management between planning and execution.
    • Work with contractor planners to ensure they are trained on H&S aspects of the planning process.


  • Review the project plans and safety requirements for the project with the operations facility and assure alignment before project execution.
  • Ensure all elements of the Life Saving, and Site Safety Standards are effectively integrated into job plans and executed.
  • Work with the observer groups to ensure that the plans are communicated and followed during execution.
  • Evaluate need for and participate in safety reviews to ensure consistency and quality.
  • Flag potential hazards and job reviews needed during the planning stages and ensure the appropriate reviews are conducted prior to execution.
  • Incorporate key components for safety in the job plan (ie: congestion and density of workers in work area, relations of jobs maintenance jobs and operations tasks, ergonomic issues, hoisting and rigging activities, scaffold placement, best available tools). Give feedback to contractor so that jobs are sequenced based on H&S concerns or that mitigation plans are in place to eliminate the hazards.
  • Verify items identified in risk assessments during Front End Loading (FEL) are incorporated into job plans.
  • Ensure all Fire extinguishers, hoses, connections, valves, and nozzles are maintained
  • Keep safety and response equipment and supplies organized and fully stocked
  • Calibrate gas monitors for field assignments as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good dealing with uncertainty/subjectivity.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints.
  • Must use utmost discretion in all presentations, correspondence and communication with and for staff and top management. 
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office with the ability to build multiple spreadsheets which can be transformed into clear and concise reports.


  • Associate’s Degree Preferred
  • A minimum of five years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience in a safety role in an industrial setting is required
  • Certification in professional safety is preferred. CSST, ASP, CSP, EIT, FPE qualified.


Working Conditions:

  • 80% of your work day is expected to be spent in the field unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.
  • Work will be performed in a plant facility, outdoors in all weather conditions to include extreme heat, cold, wind and precipitation. Work may be performed in tight, confined spaces that require appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Regularly exposed to dust, noise, odors, chemicals and fumes. Appropriate PPE will be provided and employees are required to wear designated PPE at all times.
  • Overtime, nights, weekends and holidays may be required as needed.


Physical Requirements:


  • Must be able to push, pull and lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, reach, bend, squat, kneel, and climb stairs/ladders for an entire shift.
  • Must be able to pass respirator fit test and a drug and alcohol test.
  • Must wear safety gear and required PPE.


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