Health & Safety Specialist

Job location:
Lompoc, California, USA
Created moment:
November 15, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07595

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Health & Safety Specialist

Job Summary

POSITION TITLE: Health & Safety (H&S) Specialist-California


At Imerys, safety is at the heart of everything we do. We're committed to leading the specialty minerals industry by empowering our people in a safe and inclusive workplace. Every voice matters, and we strive to be the partner of choice for our internal and external customers. As our Health & Safety Specialist, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of everyone at our California Minerals Processing Sites in Lompoc and Escondido. This position involves administering Health & Safety programs, conducting investigations, overseeing testing, and supporting safety committees. If you're a dedicated professional with EHS experience and a strong commitment to safety, join our team.

LOCATION: Position Based in Lompoc, CA


  • Administer a wide range of Health & Safety compliance and training programs at both MSHA and OSHA facilities. 

  • Conduct accident investigations and assist site leadership with incident management

  • Compile, analyze and interpret statistical data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and accidents to assess high risk areas

  • Conduct/direct industrial hygiene testing and analysis of workplace chemical and physical hazards and recommend controls that will reduce potential exposures.

  • Conduct Health & Safety regular audits/inspections of facilities and support corrective actions.

  • Coordinate/participate in all MSHA & Cal-OSHA compliance inspections.

  • Lead and participate in internal site audits and inspections and support tracking and implementation of corrective actions.

  • Actively participate in both Site’s Safety Committees.

  • Develop, Implement, and maintain all aspects of the Imerys Safety System and the associated protocols.

  • Support the development, planning, delivery and review of Health & Safety training.

  • Administers workers compensation process, filing claims, status updates, etc. 


  • 2+ years Relevant EHS Experience in Mining and/or Heavy Industry preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate technical discipline (such as Environmental, Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related area) or minimum 4 years’ appropriate experience in lieu of degree.

  • Working knowledge of Federal and State H&S regulations. 

  • Working knowledge of H&OP, HPI or Safety II is a plus

  • EHS certifications (CSP, ASP, CIH, CIT, CMSP, etc…) are beneficial but not required.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus

  • Union Experience is beneficial.

  • Approximately 15% travel

Compensation Range: $100,000 - $120,000 

Relocation assistance available

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, Imerys provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, 401K match savings plan, and holidays.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.