EHS Specialist - Contractor Safety

Department:  Operations
Date:  Aug 5, 2022

SUMMARY:  Develop, coordinate, and monitor FMC’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Programs, including Contractor Safety and Environmental Programs.





General EHS:


  • Guide, develop and implement Corporate Standards with support of EHS Corporate Groups and/or Professionals.
  • Ensuring compliance and continual improvement of the Contractor Safety and EHS programs.
  • Participate in safety inspections.
  • Assure all documentation are available and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Support Responsible Care and PSM programs.
  • Leads audits related to the programs of your responsibilities. This role interacts with local, corporate, and external auditors, including regulatory agencies.
  • Arranges for site safety, general rules and security orientation.
  • Support EHS activities and safety campaigns.
  • Provide support to other EHS programs and environmental reports, including but not limited to: emission reports, air modeling, hazardous waste management, and water programs, as needed.


Contractor Safety:


  • Ensure contractor meets all the training requirement and supply the documentation.
  • Ensures that contractor understands and follows FMC safety, general rules and security procedures, and other applicable regulations.
  • Be the primary liaison between the contractors and the facility.
  • Monitors Avetta database to ensure contractors meet Avetta requirements, reports any noncompliance to EHS Supervisor, and Manage any contractor variance process at the facility.
  • Ensure Annual and Monthly Audits process for contractors is performed, as required under Corporate Standard and site procedure.
  • Performs safety audit for each contractor for which he/she has accountability.
  • Investigates and reports all incidents and injuries related to contractors to the EHS Supervisor.  Logs any incident in the proper electronic systems.
  • Maintains communication with area customers.
  • Develop scope of works request job estimates and contractor scheduling.
  • Monitor and audit contractor safety performance, job safety analysis (JSA), and field activities.
  • Avoid co-management and co-employment issues. Avoid unauthorized commitments.
  • Ensure proprietary information protection.
  • Verified timesheets and contractor logs as appropriate.
  • Attend area Maintenance Outage (MO) meetings to coordinate contract services if needed.
  • Leads the contractor safety meetings.
  • Conduct Supplier Evaluation Process.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position report to the EHS Supervisor and does not require supervision of any personnel.  The role communicates and interacts with contractor supervisors.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with high standards and very good performance.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Self-motivated. Able to work independently and in a team environment.


Strong background in safety and core values.


Has working knowledge of all hazards in the areas that contractors will be performing work or use an appropriate resource.


Strong teamwork skills


Ability to work, talk and interact with different people at all levels in both English and Spanish.


Flexible schedule (work weekend or irregular shifts)


Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities.


Effective network abilities to work with wide variety of people and functions.


Self-motivated and able to work independently and in a team environment.


Must be an excellent communicator.


Demonstrated ability to correct unsafe acts and behaviors when found any on an audit.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in chemical Engineering, or a Bachelor Degree in science or related from four-year college or University. Computer skills required.  Ability to create presentations and trainings.  Solid skills in organization, planning and documentation.


Knowledge in these areas is essential in order to provide effective environmental advice to the FMC’s organization. The position greatest challenge is to gain the confidence and the cooperation of the line organization by providing the services and expertise it requires.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Spanish. 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply mathematical operation and basic statistics.


REASONING ABILITIES:   Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situation where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


COMPETENCIES:  Teamwork/collaboration, embracing change and engagement-Analysis and Judgment


TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS:   Contractor safety training




CAREER PATH:   Safety and Security Roles. Area supervisor.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Working conditions are in most respects normal manufacturing and administrative conditions.  Physical exertion may be required.  All safety rules must be followed and rules for special protective equipment as required.  Good ergonomic practices should be followed.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color perception, and the ability to adjust focus in the use of electrical/instrumentation tools and other related equipment.


  1. Please rate the frequency of the following activities (1-Never, 2-Sometimes, 3-Occasionally, 4 Frequently):


  • Climbing           3
  • Walking 4
  • Reaching          3
  • Lifting               2
  • Stooping          3
  • Bending            3
  • Standing           4
  • Grasping           2
  • Pushing            2
  • Kneeling           2
  • Twisting            2
  • Carrying            2
  • Pulling              2
  • Sitting               4


  1. Does the employee work in an extreme environment?


  • Exposed to Fumes:                   Rarely
  • Exposed to Weather:                 Sometimes is required to supervise work outdoors in all types of

                                                    weather conditions

  • Extreme Temps:                        Rarely
  • Wears a Respirator:                   Rarely, unless member of the fire brigade





WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  Must be able to use safety equipment for extended periods of time, as needed.  The noise, temperature ad lighting conditions in the work environment is usually moderate.  This position is not subject to extreme conditions.


This role provides support to an operation that runs 7/24, therefore requirement to provide support outside normal work schedule may be required.


Nearest Major Market: Puerto Rico
Nearest Secondary Market: San Juan