Safety Data Sheet Author

12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Safety Data Sheet Author/Product Specialist - Manchester & London
Our client within the Lubricants Sector is currently recruiting for a Safety Data Sheet Author - Product Specialist to work in Manchester & London.

Airswift' European HSEQ Team are pleased to be entering the market for a Safety Data Sheet Author /Product Specialist. This role will be based in Manchester & London.

Safety Data Sheet Author - Product Specialist - Hazard Communication Process

Job Purpose

This role is an important contributor to supporting client's overall business processes (including PLM & OTC) by authoring safety data sheets and supporting label generation. New products and entry into new markets cannot occur without supporting documentation.

The position covers GSOM roles supporting the PLM Sub-process area of the PSP, i.e. Manage Material Safety Data Sheets and Manage Dangerous Goods Data.

General overview:

The Hazard Communication authoring team is part of the Product Stewardship Focus Delivery group that is responsible for the delivery of Hazard Communication documentation to various classes of business to support comapnies' license to operate. The team manages more than 80,000 documents in more than 27 languages. The team manages close relationships with other functions, e.g. Health, Legal and business contacts to execute this work. The SAP PSP platform is the primary system for supporting this work and requires the application of a skill level of knowledge to execute the required job activities.

  • Works within the rules and processes defined for the team to identify and assemble appropriate information within the SAP PSP system to produce accurate safety data sheets to met the agreed deadlines (COB SLAs or project due dates).
  • Applies technical knowledge and regulatory rules to produce compliant hazard communication documentation.
  • Develops proficiency in both the regulatory and technical content and functioning of the SAP PSP system sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in assigned work.
  • Identifies 'defects' in data, process or system issues, contributing to problem resolution where possible
  • Plans and executes work assigned. Report on status and escalate issues that may impact delivery.
  • Is responsible for the quality of their work product
  • Escalates scheduling conflicts to the Team and project leader as soon as they become evident.
  • Follows records management processes as prescribed.

Experience and Qualifications:
  • Individuals who are successful in this position often have exposure to relevant regulatory requirements and/or product chemistry concepts.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in the sciences is strongly preferred.
  • Consideration will be given to individuals who have acquired appropriate knowledge, experience and interest.
  • Familiarisation with Fuels, Lubricants, Manufacturing or Chemicals product portfolio is required.

Key Competencies
  • Working knowledge of GHS classification rules as they apply to products
  • Experience with Safety data sheet content, construction and constraints
  • Familiar with Product Stewardship Processes
  • Computer skills
  • SAP system familiarity
  • Attention to detail & analytical skills to follow-up issues and get to the root cause
  • Dealing with and evaluating confidential information to enable declarations to customers/regulatory databases.
  • Manages Knowledge and information
  • Stakeholder management & influencing skill
  • Able to deliver multiple requests from multiple business stakeholders.
  • Team working
  • Excellent excel skills, managing large amounts of data and interpreting it for regulatory reporting
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations impacting work product
  • Product Stewardship - knowledge
  • Product portfolio, Fuels/Lubes/Chemicals Product Knowledge (specific expertise area)
  • Classes of Business covered by this activity are: Fuels including Retail Fuels and Refinery Streams; Lubricants; Chemicals; Bitumen and Specialities; Innovative products such as R&D.
  • Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance
  • Ability to understand difference between Substance and Mixtures, their breakdown and classification according to country/regional/global regulations.
  • Values differences
  • Project Delivery Framework
  • Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology concepts

Summary on Airswift:

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.