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I-Cube/Health & Safety Field Officer

Job location : Heathfield
Created moment : 10/06/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04549

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and 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

I-Cube/Health & Safety Field Officer

Job Summary

Imerys Minerals Limited

I-Cube/Health and Safety Officer

There is a vacancy for a I-Cube/Health and Safety Officer based at Heathfield, reporting to the Senior Manager of Operational Excellence. The successful candidate will work with and implement best practices as well as lean methodologies across operations in the UK, namely Ball Clays at Heathfield in Devon, Furzebrook in Dorset and Lee Moor Herreschoff in Devon.

The purpose of the role will be:

  • To work with plant management teams to determine key priorities and design and implement action plans to improve facility health and safety performance in alignment with established standards.

  • To manage Operational Excellence (OpEx) performance reporting and review key site business KPI’s.

  • To teach, train and coach -

  • Track, analyse and suggest improvements for productivity data at plants.

  • Lead workshops using lean methodologies.

  • Give training and coaching to various levels of the organisation about health and safety and methodologies and tools of Operational Excellence.

  • Increase financial awareness of plant teams in order to focus the operational excellence on the key loss-reduction activities in financial terms.

  • To identify good practices at the plant level and share and promote these practices within the Operations community via webinars, intranet, seminars, etc.

  • Generally contribute to the improvement and effectiveness of -

  • Audits and assessments

  • Accident/incident investigations including root cause analysis

  • Performance reporting

  • Document control & management

  • EHS meeting structures

  • Support other UK Industrial Hub initiatives that from time to time, will be required for  business performance improvement

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Line Management - Provide Operational Excellence and health and safety support and guidance as required.

  • Accidents and Incidents - Ensure all are investigated thoroughly in a timely manner and that identified remedial actions are implemented to prevent reoccurrence. 

  • Enablon - Develop knowledge to effectively use and manage Enablon the EHS database.

  • Health & Safety Document - Review and update documentation to enable compliance with relevant legislation, Imerys Group and local policies, identifying where improvements can be made to realise operational and business excellence. 

  • Auditing & Monitoring of Performance - Provide support for operations ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation and I-Cube initiatives by carrying out audits / inspections.

  • Provide performance information to benchmark activities against other functions / activities, entities, operators / sectors and identify areas for improvement.

  • Emergency Procedures & Response - Emergency response as necessary to site Environmental incidents, providing technical support and advice, evaluation and emergency liaison with Regulatory authorities.

  • Training - Assist in the development of and where required deliver training strategies and activities.

  • Meetings - Attend as necessary, OPEX, Business / Production / EHS Team etc.

The salary for this role will be between £30,000 to £32,000 p.a.

This vacancy is open to External candidates who can go to, go to the Careers tab, select Recruitment, Job Offers, find the vacancy, click Apply button or click Apply with LinkedIn Button.

The closing date for applications is 21st October 2021.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

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.

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