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SHE Specialist



Full Time

On Site


Chicago, Illinois, United States

SHE Specialist

Background & Purpose of the Job

This position is responsible for the facilitating the business’ safety, health and environmental strategy at the Kilbourn Facility, including ensuring compliance with all relevant Unilever, Federal, State and Local SHE policies and standards. The SHE Specialist is tasked with creating and implementing the site’s overall strategy with respect to Safety. This person will focus on data analytics & ultimately use that data to predict and prevent injuries from occurring. A key component of this role is to lead and implement projects that help the site to achieve its goal of Zero injuries. This person will also help with developing training & lend expertise to all SHE related issues within the operations. This person filling this role must desire to become a SHE manager in the near future.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Managing and eliminating SHE operational risks and hazards to ensure an accident/ hazard free/echo friendly cost competitive operation.

  • Design and lead projects that offer innovative/creative/digital solutions which move the site closer to its vision of zero injuries.

  • Use data to reduce environmental footprint and increase sustainability.

  • Support World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Activities to assure At-risk-behaviors and At-risk conditions are addressed. Monitor/track all corrective action measures to ensure they are effective and completed in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Aid in managing the SHE Rewards and Recognition Program.

  • Develop the annual site SHE budget to control fixed and variable cost expenditures.

  • Drive the Continuous Improvement agenda using WCM as the operating framework.

  • Provide support for the development and implementation of all SHE programs and Policies to ensure the Facility’s adherence to all applicable, federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Coordinate investigation of incidents and injuries with Line Managers/supervisors to ensure accurate and timely completion.

  • Provide operational safety and environmental performance feedback on a regular basis. Support the SHE Pillars, associated sub-committees.

  • Support the SHE Unilever framework for site and employee safety teams.

  • Provide support, instruction and training to Line Managers/Supervisors in regard to SHE framework initiatives.

You’re a born leader: Leads the Safety Pillar to deliver WCM driven plans for the site. In charge of eliminating injuries; improving Safety Culture and health awareness of employees; reducing waste and reducing consumption of natural resources.

You’re a teacher: Technical resource for SHE. Provides guidance to site team on risk assessment and risk prediction to mitigate risk of task based activities. • You’re a changemaker: Participate in establishing company-wide best practices and standards for SHE.

You’re a culture & change champion: Launch new programs for site by engaging both hourly and salary team. Drive positive SHE results by focuses on leading indicators and deliver world class SHE culture.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • 0-2+ year of experience in Safety, Health and Environmental or PSM

  • Problem solving skills and good understanding of root cause analysis

  • Ability to lead and implement projects up to $1 million

  • B.S. /B.A. in safety and/or environmental science, chemical/industrial/mechanical engineering and/or other related technical discipline

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $67,000 to $100,500. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.
Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.
Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.
Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


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