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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Wilmington, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Energy, Oil & Gas - Refining
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Safety & Environmental (EHS) Specialist

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. 

The West Region is currently seeking a Safety & Environmental Specialist, where you will have responsibilities for facilities located in Southern California including Wilmington, Long Beach, and El Segundo. The job will be based in the Wilmington, CA area.

The successful candidate in this role collaborates with employees and supervisors to identify and correct potential safety and health hazards and environmental situations, and provides compliance assurance and assistance from a strategic and tactical standpoint to a specific area of responsibility. Implements safe and environmentally-compliant standard work practices with line personnel and monitors conformance through safety and environmental inspections. Assures compliance with organizational and government environmental, health and safety standards. Monitors organizational environmental, safety and health performance, and provides employee safety and environmental training and compliance tools.


This mid-level professional position applies advanced safety and environmental knowledge at multiple facilities to all safety and environmental areas - fleet safety, personnel safety, process safety, and environmental - in order to protect the health and safety of all company employees, as well as the surrounding communities and environments in which the company operates. Provides leadership, guidance and assistance in the prevention/control of accidents and incidents to a specific area of responsibility.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Associate Director – SH&E for the West Region.

Working Conditions:

This position operates in both office and field environments and requires 50% travel with some overnight stays. Must be a self starter and self motivated individual. Must be able to manage multiple tasks. Must have the ability to work with all levels of management. This is not a consulting job. Must be able to provide hands on support.


  • Work with line management to ensure support is provided in achieving zero/zero performance goals in safety, health and environmental.
  • Implements safe and environmentally compliant standard work practices with line personnel.
  • Identify opportunities to improve safety performance and take proactive actions to implement.
  • Monitor local OSHA (e.g. PSM), EPA (e.g. Title V), and DOT requirements and standards along with company policies and standards to ensure compliance.
  • Support all accident/incident investigation, reporting and facilitation of Root Cause Analysis.
  • Perform industrial hygiene monitoring.
  • Prepare and submit environmental reports as required by regulations and permits.
  • Provides active support to site locations by training employees on requirements and assisting the site to ensure environmental permit compliance, and developing environmental and safety compliance assistance tools.
  • Support plant Turnarounds and maintenance activities.
  • Work closely with Plant managers to achieve safety and environmental compliance



  •  Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • 4+ years of safety or operations experience required
  • 50% travel required

Own your future

At Praxair, we encourage you to jump in and take on projects that truly interest you. Because when you’re passionate, you do your best work. And here, you have the opportunity to do work that has real meaning in the world.


We provide a comprehensive benefits program that supports our employees’ and their families’ wellbeing, and provides the tools and resources our employees need to make well-informed decisions about their physical and financial future.

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