Senior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist - Environmental

Seneca, SC, US, 29678

About BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions

Leveraging its deep expertise as the global leader in catalysis and precious metals, BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions (ECMS) serves customers in many industries including automotive, aerospace, indoor air quality, semiconductors, and hydrogen economy, and provides full loop services with its precious metals trading and recycling offering. With a focus on circular solutions and sustainability, ECMS is committed to helping our customers create a cleaner, more sustainable world.  Protecting our elements of life is our purpose and this inspires us to ever-new solutions. 

ECMS operates globally in 15 countries with approximately 20 production sites and over 4,000 employees.


The ECMS Seneca site manufactures precious metal catalysts used in a wide variety of manufacturing processes. The site also reclaims spent precious metal catalysts from customers around the globe. The spent catalyst reclamation operations of the ECMS Seneca site require extensive knowledge in all aspects of air permitting as well as hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, including waste import and export.

The Seneca site is located in Upstate SC near several large recreational lakes and within easy driving distance of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC.


As a Senior EH&S Specialist - Environmental you will LEAD by……….

  • Working with three other EHS professionals in the direct support of all aspects of the site EHS Program.
  • Managing the site environmental programs with focus on maintaining compliance with the site’s Title V air permit.
    • Applying your strong Title V air permitting experience to maintain compliance with the Title V operating permit, including preparing applications for air permit modifications, Title V compliance reports, and air emission estimates. Additionally, you will oversee stack testing consultants on a routine basis.
  • Utilizing your hazardous waste regulatory experience in the areas of waste determinations, precious metals exclusion, e-Manifest, and large quantity generator regulations, to review and approve waste profiles for incoming spent precious metal catalysts for compliance with air, wastewater, and waste programs.
  • Managing other program areas include SWPPP, SPCC and EPCRA/SARA reporting compliance.
  • Optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the site Environmental programs.  
  • Providing governance and oversight of EHS environmental programs and identifying and implementing cost reduction programs.
  • Contributing any knowledge and experience you have in occupational safety regulatory matters such as hazard recognition, job hazard analysis and process hazard analysis, you will participate in Process Hazard Analysis activities and technical review of process changes. You will also use these skills to identify and obtain permit modifications associated with process changes.
  • Working as a team player, providing input to the EHS Team Manager and routinely interface with regulatory agencies on permitting, compliance and/or enforcement issues.


Your elements for success……

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or environmental Science (or closely related) and/or 5+ years’ experience managing environmental programs at a chemical plant or closely similar environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office tools to maintain complex spreadsheets, execute word processing, and database management, and maintain written EHS environmental procedures and provide training to site personnel.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to support you leading and/or participating in root cause analysis investigations for accident/ incidents involving air pollution control devices and other program areas as needed.
  • Strong leadership skills to support you participating in capital project reviews including obtaining permit modifications associated with physical changes.
  • Experience with software systems including SAP, Dakota, and Enablon.



At BASF ECMS you get more than just compensation, Medical & Dental. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements whenever possible
  • Retirement Benefits with company contributions
  • Competitive Medical and Dental Plan Options
  • Disability and Life Insurance Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement
  • Mentoring & Development Programs
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet insurance
  • Matching Donations to your favorite cause


What are you waiting for? Click Apply now to BELONG@BASF!!

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The competitive Pay Range for this role is $95,000 - $135,000 annually. Actual pay will be determine based on education, certifications, experience, and other job-related factor permitted by law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina