QEHS Specialist

Short Job Description: 

Leading global manufacturer requires a candidate with at least 5 years’ experience in implementation and maintenance of quality management systems. Tertiary qualification in Chemistry or QEHS (BTech Quality and/or B. Tech in Safety Management, Environmental or related).

Where will the person be located? (Town/Suburb/Remote): 
Port Elizabeth, office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise required: 
Health & Safety - Architecture & Construction
Other - Manufacturing and Logistics
Quality Assurance - Manufacturing & Logistics
Required Qualification: 
Tertiary Qualification in Chemistry or related Tertiary Qualification in QEHS (BTech Quality and/or B. Tech in Safety Management, Environmental or related)
Estimated hours: 
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R40K CTC negotiable
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Full Job Description: 

QEHS Specialist Job, Port Elizabeth

Min Required Qualifications:
 Grade 12 with Mathematics, Physical Science and/or Life Science
 Tertiary qualification in Chemistry or QEHS (BTech Quality and/or B. Tech in Safety Management, Environmental or related)
 SAMTRAC (Safety Management Training Course) / NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health)
 MDP – Management Development Programme, Business Management or related
 Recognised Internal auditor (according to ISO 19011)
 Lead auditor & Lean Six Sigma (green belt/black belt) advantageous
 At least 5 years’ experience (of which 3 in a managerial level, not limited to people/systems management) in implementation and maintenance of quality management systems
 Working knowledge/experience in legal compliance (Environmental, Health & Safety, BCEA - Basic Conditions of Employment Act, POPIA - Protection of Personal Information Act, LRA - Labour Relations Act, Dangerous
Goods etc.)

Major Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
 Health and Safety:
 Effective management, maintenance and improvement of the HZA QEHS IMS (Integrated Management System) against compliance and legal requirements for ISO 45001 HPM EHS Development Path, HPS requirements and related systems.
 Implement and maintain corporate compliance, relevant local legal compliance (environmental, health & safety regulations, POPIA, etc.)
 Implement and maintain ENHESA (HPM’s EHS compliance management system)
 Collate, arrange, record and report on training as per OHS Act requirements – e.g. fire-fighting training, first aid training, HSE committee meetings, etc.
 Coordinate medical surveillance program & safety representatives
 Reporting incidents and IOD’s 
 Conduct regular QEHS inspections and report documented findings to management with proposed recommendations.
 Participate in all risk assessments, updated and actions followed up.

 Quality and Environment:
 Effective management, maintenance and improvement of the HZA QEHS IMS against compliance and legal requirements for ISO 9001, ISO 14001.
 Manage and control contract cleaners
 Coordinate and control life cycle & sustainability initiatives, waste management
 Overall responsibility to prepare safety risk assessments, safe working procedures and method statement. On an ongoing basis identify and evaluate the risks to which employees may be exposed to and communicate
these to management and staff.
 Draft and implement QEHS policies and procedures.
 Compile and analyse QEHS relevant results and data.

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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