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HSE Coordinator

Company: Freudenberg Group
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Empowering people, creating technology.


  • Lead safety team leader program, coordinating operations team members to identify and mitigate risk through inspections, projects, and trainings.
  • Lead observation-based safety program - evaluating, assigning responsible parties, and following up on safety needs pointed out by personnel through the digital observation reporting system.
  • Develop projects and see them to completion to improve the safety of team members and protection of the environment.
  • Work with and assist the HSE Manager in controlling site processes, procedures, and work instructions related to health, safety, and the environment, and in implementing and maintaining a management system certified to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
  • Support site management in maintaining a positive and proactive safety culture amongst leaders and other employees.
  • Work with project managers who bring contractors onsite to ensure that contractor management requirements are being met.
  • Participate as internal audit member for ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, and IATF 16949.
  • Participate in cross-site activities, such as trainings, cross-audits, and conferences.
  • Work with HSE Manager and consultant(s) to ensure HSE permitting is maintained.
  • Serve as back-up radiation safety officer for the site.
  • Facilitate HSE training as necessary, such as new-hire orientations and first aid courses, and assist in maintaining related records.
  • Support corporate initiatives in coordination with leadership and coworkers around the world.
  • Support implementation and maintenance of corporate standards, such as machine and chemical safety standards.
  • Support process owners in understanding and meeting regulatory, corporate, and local HSE requirements.
  • Work with HSE Manager to develop strategies to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations and FPM HSE policies, working with site leadership to implement and institutionalize compliance.
  • Support operations leadership and the safety team lead members in completing incident/near miss investigations and in reviewing root causes, action items, and accountability.
  • Support area owners with tools and skills for administering HSE-related training for their processes.
  • Be an everyday presence on the production floor, learning from employees and taking into account their viewpoints to help improve safety at the facility.
    • Support the site in interaction with external bodies related to occupational safety, health, and the environment.


      • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering, or a related technical field, or equivalent HSE experience and training.
      • Minimum 2 years of experience with HSE programs.
      • Demonstrated knowledge and formal training in HSE principles and management practices.
      • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
      • Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate teams and drive change cross-functionally.
      • Proven people and project management skills with the ability to meet established goals and timelines.
      • Strong follow-up and attention to detail in a fast-paced operations environment.
      • The successful candidate must also demonstrate the Freudenberg Guiding Principles: Value for Customers, Innovation, Leadership, People, and Responsibility, foster Six Sigma and Learning initiatives, and create an environment of teamwork.
      • Ability to recognize strategic opportunities and focus HSE resources to align with and meet critical business needs in coordination with the HSE Manager.

        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Associate Safety Professional or Certified Safety Professional Certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
        • Red Cross or AHA certified CPR/First Aid/AED Trainer with current credentials.
        • Experience and familiarity with ISO 14001 and/or ISO 45001 systems.
          Miscellaneous Details:
          • Position reports to the Site HSE Manager.
          • Position is located in Durham, NC.
          • Travel may be required and normally 5-10%.

            The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

            Freudenberg Performance Materials LP (USA)

Keywords: Freudenberg Group, Durham , HSE Coordinator, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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