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HSES_Specialist, HSE I

Date: Jul 4, 2021

Location: Almere, NL, 1322 CE

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Operations team at our Almere location. 

The HSES Specialist will provide Health Safety and Environmental assistance and support to the Kraton Innovation Centers, Distribution and Office facilities in Amsterdam and Almere. Also provides assistance in the implementation of Kraton Global Health, Safety and Environmental Standards in facility procedures.


Key Responsibilities

  • Improved implementation and monitoring of effectiveness of facility Life Critical Procedures (LCPs) and Global Health, Safety and Environmental Standar
  • Contractor and Carrier safety KPIs that demonstrate continued improvement.
  • Expanded use of safety training via e-learning through Red Vector Learning Management System at Kraton facilities.
  • Working on the continuous improvement of processes at the sites (Management of Change, Task Risk Analysis and Incident Investigation and Reporting)
  • Coordinate Industrial Hygiene monitoring including exposure assessments for the Innovation Centers in AMS & ALM.
  • Generate data analysis reports based on incident and industrial hygiene data to establish trending and resources needs.
  • Assisting the facilities with incident analysis and reporting, management of change, TRA and corrective action / preventative action tools.
  • Act as a contact for regulatory HSE matters as inspections and permit related issues.
  • Act as Occupational Health / ARBO specialist for the AMS/ALM facilities and HSES committees.
  • Will be pivotal to organization of;
  • Emergency Response - BHV, First Aid, consignment service, ER-training
  • Equipment Safety - ARI&E, TRA, SOP’s, hoisting and lifting tools
  • Chemical Safety - MSDS, ATEX, Chemical exposure, CRM-chemicals
  • Compliancy NL legislation - RI&E, ARBO, PAGO, EED, VGWM, NEN3140 (electrical safety), legionnaires disease control, prevention officer, emission control regulation, environmental inspections

Required Skills

  • Experience should range from 3 to 5 years in Environmental, Health, and Safety field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice, knowledge of the Dutch and European Safety and Environmental legislation.
  • Knowledge on the Dutch "Activities Degree" and the upcoming expected legislation changes toward the Dutch "Omgevingswet" in 2022
  • Knowledge of ARBO regulations.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Occupational Health and Safety (HVK).
  • Preferable Laboratory background.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.